Lots of undergrowth, only small roads, no main roads, very little traffic and lots of surprises.
Welcome to the Moon! A desert landscape of red dunes due to the sandstone soil; a little Colorado made in Aveyron.
A tradition here: when you see small white stones by the side of the road, stop and you too, write your first name 😉
Abbaye de Sylvanès
This Cistercian masterpiece is now home to an International Sacred Music Festival and a prestigious Centre Culturel de Rencontre. It’s quite astonishing to find this edifice emerging from an undergrowth.
Bruno’s tip – An unusual detour to the Russian Orthodox Church of Sylvanès. A small road climbs up through the woods, and at the top, in a clearing, there’s an Orthodox church, all made of wood! Curious, surprising and beautiful.
for the return journey:
A pleasant ride through the southern Aveyron countryside. A wild and inviting forest, beautiful little roads with playful and rocking curves, beautiful little villages all dressed in stone…