The Cent Vallées area is famous for its exceptional natural sites, preserved terroir and the wealth of its historic heritage, and provides a host of ways to escape.
Choosing to stay at Le Sénéchal, means choosing a destination first and foremost.
That of Sauveterre de Rouergue, a royal bastide founded in 1281 and listed among the Most Beautiful Villages of France. Calm reigns in this village, where you’ll wander the streets as far as the arcade-lined square.
You’ll stop in front of the collegiate church, and admire the architecture of the timber-panelled and noble houses that have seen time go by. Come back to the 21st century and set out to meet artisan cutlery makers, stringed instrument makers and other arts and crafts professions that bring this timeless place to life.
When you get back to the hotel, take a dip in the turquoise water of the heated indoor pool.
Nestled in the heart of the Ségala, Sauveterre de Rouergue is the starting point for hikes, horse trekking or mountain-bike trails and touristic walks.
On the side of the valley, you’ll pass through the listed villages of Najac, Belcastel, Conques and Cordes-sur-Ciel that shape the surrounding countryside.
You’ll be able to discover exceptional sites such as Sainte-Cécile Cathedral in Albi, an episcopal city-state listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, château du Bosc – the medieval fortress where Toulouse-Lautrec spent his childhood, the Abbey Church in Conques on the Way of St James, the Millau and Viaur Viaducts, the Gorges du Tarn, Aubrac mountains or Causses du Larzac limestone plateau… which are among the treasures for tourists to see in the region.
If you like culture, you’ll appreciate the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi and the Soulages museum in Rodez, which are just a few kilometres away.
There’s Fenaille museum in Rodez as well which has the largest collection of statue menhirs in France.