Millau, a lively and sportive city
Nestled below its viaduct, the city of Millau counts over 22,000 inhabitants. It is bordered by a mainly agricultural territory and has remarkable natural spaces. Between some 2000 plant species and a diversity of fauna, Millau is rich of an exceptional and very well maintained heritage.
Many sites are to be discovered, simply or by means of an outdoor activity with family, duo or friends. It is located at the gates of the Tarn river Canyon and the Dourbie river, and within the Grands Causses Regional Natural Park.
For lovers of cultural heritage, the city is also known for its medieval history of which features are still visible today such as Millau’s Belfry, a tower built on the site of the former castle of the Counts of Millau.
It is impossible not to mention a few lines on the worldwide famous Millau viaduct, this cable-stayed bridge with a length of more than two kilometers. Part of the 175 highway in Aveyron, it crosses the Tarn valley to link Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers.
In terms of entertainment for all audiences, the city has facilities and infrastructure allowing tours, site visits, arts and crafts and many facilities for local gastronomy and catering. Needless to say that there is much to discover during a short or longer stay: a very dynamic and interesting city and its surrounding territory.