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A stroll through Millau's historic center

2000 years of history in one afternoon, as you stroll through the narrow streets of Millau.

A Mediterranean atmosphere

Don’t miss out on a stroll through the old town.

Enjoy its good sunshine with its 2400 hours of annual sunshine,

its Mediterranean atmosphere with its tiles on the roofs its many balconies with beautiful wrought ironwork…

Our tip: Taste a traditional spit-roasted cake baked over a wood fire at Maison Alibert on rue Peyssière!

Etonnantes arcades

Continue to Place Foch for its village atmosphere, café and restaurant terraces in the shade of 2 superb plane trees pruned into giant parasols.

Enter the Eglise de Notre Dame de l’Espinasse to contemplate the large fresco telling the story of the Virgin’s life that adorns its heart.

Enter the Hôtel de Pégayrolles, discover the collections of the Musée de Millau.


A militant town

Descend to the Maison du Peuple, a mecca of workers’ struggle.

Opened in 1905, it then hosted conferences, meetings, balls and shows.

On several occasions, it was the site of strikes.

Today, it’s the town’s theater.

Turn there, and head for Rue Etroite.


A plunge into medieval Millau

Imagine you’re in the Middle Ages in a walled town with a dense urban fabric.

Numerous alleyways and lanes tell the story of Millau in days gone by.

The most important, Rue Droite, is home to numerous small stores.

At the corner of Rue Droite and Peyssière, you can see one of Millau’s rare corbelled houses.


The emblematic belfry

Start from the Tourist Office at the foot of the emblematic belfry, Millau’s giant.

Hike to the top of this tower to enjoy its panoramic view 42 m above the town!


The gourmet heart of the town

Continue the stroll through Les Halles, inspired by the Baltard pavilions, built in the late 19th century.

Preferably pass through on a market day on Wednesday or Friday morning to sample local specialties or enjoy a drink!

La grand place

Reach the Place du Mandarous, easily identifiable with its large water fountain.

The town’s nerve center from which the main arteries branch off.


Shopping cravings?

Take a return trip to Place de la Capelle and its open-air shopping arcades, which since 2013 have formed a brand-new district of the city.

Nearby, two glove factories, Causses Gantier and the Ganterie Fabre which, upon reservation, open the doors of their workshops.

Le château millavois

Go down the boulevard de l’Ayrolle to the Hôtel de Sambucy, a 17th-century mansion whose rooms are adorned with superb stucco decorations and French gardens with boxwood embroidery.

It’s unique in the region, and Millavois have taken to calling it the château.

Continue on Boulevard de l’Ayrolle and stop at the Lavoir de l’Ayrolle, a monumental construction that was part of the town’s 18th-century embellishment.


At the edge of the Tarn

Admire the old Mill and the Pont Vieux.

This is one of the oldest bridges in Rouergue.

The earliest text references date from the 12th century, but it may even be older!
The development of the quays and banks now makes for very pleasant walks along the river. Don’t miss out!


Parks & gardens

Millau is no stranger to nature, for all that a envie de mettre au vert sans quitter la ville is always possible:

Jardin de la Mairie, Parc Malraux, Parc de la Victoire, presqu’île de la Maladrerie, all accessible within a few minutes’ walk.