View of Millau at sunset.View of Millau at sunset.
©View of Millau at sunset.|Clara Ferrand Wildroad
DiscoverMillauCapital of outdoor sports


Nestled below its viaduct, the town of Millau has just over 22,000 inhabitants. It is bordered by a predominantly agricultural area and boasts some remarkable natural spaces. With some 2,000 plant species and a wide variety of fauna, Millau boasts an exceptional, well-maintained heritage. The town is also the capital of outdoor sports.


A lively, sporty town

Millau lies at the gateway to the Tarn and Dourbie gorges, in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses. Numerous sites are close by, and visitors can enjoy a wide range of outdoor sports in the water, in the air, on land and in the air: paragliding (from the Pouncho d’Agast in particular), hang-gliding, canoeing, dragon boating, paddling, hydrospeed, kayaking, rafting, water trekking, hiking (with the GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn in particular), mountain biking, gravel, caving, Nordic walking, bungy pump, trail, via-ferrata, climbing, abseiling… Activities to discover with the family, as a duo, with friends or even solo!

A city

A well-preserved heritage

For those interested in cultural heritage, the town is also known for its medieval history, the traces of which can still be seen today in the Millau Belfry, a tower built on the site of the former castle of the Counts of Millau.

In terms of entertainment for the general public, the town boasts facilities and infrastructures for tours, site visits, arts and crafts, as well as many local gastronomic and catering structures. For a short or longer stay, you’ll be able to discover a very dynamic and interesting town and surrounding area. Numerous events take place here all year round: Festival des Templiers, Tarn Water Race, Tarn Valley Trail, Natural Games…

The town of Millau

Stage on the GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn

Located on the new GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn hiking trail, Millau is a major stopover on the route. It links the Gorges du Tarn to the Vallée du Tarn, offering pilgrims a well-deserved break before the climb back up to the Larzac plateau… Numerous shops and accommodation facilities are available.

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