La Canourgue, Lozère's little Venice.La Canourgue and its canals.
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La Canourgue

Discover La Canourgue,“Little Venice of Lozère”: visitors come from far and wide to admire the ingenious canal system, but also the exceptional architectural heritage of this small village in the Lot Valley: Renaissance houses, medieval timber-framed and corbelled houses, the ancient collegiate church built in the 13th century, the Romanesque chapel of Saint-Frézal, the Clock Tower…

A village

with an exceptional heritage

The history of La Canourgue is rich in twists and turns: built around one of the 5 monasteries of Gévaudan and a castrum, of which the “castle” quarter remains, the village has been one of the most important towns in Gévaudan for thousands of years. Famous throughout the ages for its cannons, its Saint-Frézal chapel and its wool-weaving inhabitants, the village later became home to tanneries and tannery factories. The streets and canals running through the village still bear witness to this exceptional history. The “Little Venice of Lozère” is also just 4 km from the Sabot de Malepeyre rock, a remarkable natural site on the edge of the road leading to the Causse de Sauveterre.

A village awarded the

“A stopover village

Located 3 minutes from the A75 freeway, La Canourgue is a stopover village. Here you’ll find all the shops and services you need: pharmacy, grocery store, doctors, bakeries, butchers and delicatessens, real estate agency, medical center… Young people are also catered for: nursery and elementary school, secondary school and even a fish-farming high school…

Throughout the year, numerous festivals and events punctuate life in the village: the Truffle Festival in February, cultural events throughout the year, not forgetting the many traditional summer festivals…

La Canourgue

stage on the Chemin de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Located on the Chemin de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, at the crossroads of the GR6 and GR60, La Canourgue boasts a municipal stopover gîte. To satisfy all visitors, the village is also home to numerous hotels, furnished tourist accommodation and restaurants. On sunny days, many hikers stop off in the village between Aubrac and Causse de Sauveterre.


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