Creepy-crawly-loving kids can indulge their interests at the excellent ‘Insect City’ of Micropolis, 19km northwest of Millau. This high-tech centre brings the world of insects impressively to life: you can peer inside ant colonies, see the inner workings of beehives and explore the wonderful butterfly pavilion. There are also multimedia exhibits and interactive displays. Afterwards kids can burn off steam at the insect-themed adventure playground while adults unwind in the cafe.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Languedoc-Roussillon attractions

1. Aire du Viaduc de Millau

8.34 MILES

The gravity-defying Viaduc de Millau toll bridge hovers 343m above the Tarn valley, making it one of the world’s highest road bridges. At its northern end…

2. Beffroi de Millau

8.98 MILES

The defining landmark of Millau's historical centre is this medieval 12th-century-built square tower topped by an octagonal 17th-century bell tower. It's…

3. Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux

11.42 MILES

Situated 18km northeast of Millau, overlooking the Gorges de la Dourbie, this maze of canyons was formed by countless millennia of water erosion, which…

4. Maison des Vautours

12.79 MILES

Birdwatchers won't want to miss the Maison des Vautours, just west of Le Truel on the D996, where a population of more than 200 reintroduced vultures now…

5. Aven Armand

17.79 MILES

Within the cavern of Aven Armand is the world’s greatest concentration of stalagmites, including a gallery of stone columns known as the Forêt Vierge …

6. Grotte de Dargilan

18.68 MILES

Just south of the Gorges de la Jonte, Grotte de Dargilan is known as La Grotte Rose (Pink Cave) for its rosy colouring. The most memorable moment of the…

7. Les Loups du Gévaudan

29.32 MILES

Wolves once prowled freely through the Lozère forests, but today you’ll see them only in this sanctuary in Ste-Lucie, 7km north of Marvejols and 36km…

8. Mont Aigoual Observatory

29.62 MILES

Looming 37km south of Florac off the D18 is the prominent peak of Mont Aigoual (1567m). Its lofty 1894-opened observatory is the last remaining mountain…