Activities / leisure nature between Lot and Aveyron

At the junction of the Lot, the Aveyron and the Cantal, there is no lack of outdoor activities. Sportsmen, contemplative, families… Whatever your profile, the region offers a wide range of leisure activities to satisfy everyone’s desires and immerse yourself in the heart of this abundant nature. On land, in the air, in the water or in the company of animals, leisure activities allow you to discover the region in all its facets.

The Asvolt Canoe Base: for a discovery of landscapes along the water

Paradise of nautical activities, the Lot or the Aveyron offer magnificent spots to explore.
15 km away from us, the Canoë Asvolt base in Vieillevie offers canoeing, kayaking but also stand up paddle. You can choose to rent for free or go with a guide. It is the ideal place for children to learn about the aquatic environment while having fun. As for the adults, it is the occasion to discover these activities, or to progress while enjoying the surrounding landscapes.

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canoe avec un enfant

The Garden of the Beasts: for family fun

For animal lovers, 8 minutes from Rodez in the direction of Millau, the Jardin des bêtes à Gage – zoological park and amusement park – will allow children to dive into the world of unusual animals such as marmosets, fennecs, polar foxes etc. Village with animals, western village, playground… the areas dedicated to children are varied and give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in different worlds during your visit.

A Sound & Light show on the history of the most beautiful villages of Aveyron and on the trades of yesteryear allows children to learn in a playful way. Another facet of Aveyron to discover with your family.

A hot air balloon flight: to be amazed from the sky

To have fun while discovering the exceptional panoramas: wild gorges, lakes, canyons, fortified barns, medieval castles… take a flight in a hot air balloon!

Fly over Rodez, Millau and other French villages classified as heritage sites, without forgetting the natural sites. Contemplating the Aveyron from the sky takes on a whole new dimension and constitutes a real journey during which heritage and nature blend together for the pleasure of the eyes.

Come back down to earth and take a more in-depth trip this time, through Micropolis, the city of insects!

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Micropolis, the city of insects

Young and old will be able to marvel at the world of insects. Fascinating by their functioning or their ability to camouflage, the fear or fascination that some species generate … insects have not finished surprising you!

Several thematic tours take you to the heart of this fascinating little world! The interior tour offers no less than 15 rooms including a garden of the senses for children to experience the life of insects in a playful way: gallery of ants, beehives … the opportunity to share their sensations. The majority of the rooms offer an interactive discovery so that young and old can enter into a total immersion with the world of these small animals. Outdoor courses are also available.

Whatever type of leisure you are looking for, the Midi-Pyrénées region has plenty to surprise you.