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Top Choice Bridge in Millau

Aire du Viaduc de Millau

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 (in Brocuéjouls, about 5km west of the centre of Millau), th…
Top Choice Cave in The Grands Causses

Aven Armand

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 (Virgin Forest). Colourful illuminations create an eerie atmosphe…
French in Millau

La Mangeoire

Fronted by a shady pavement terrace strung with fairy lights and opening to a romantic vaulted-stone dining room, Millau's best restaurant refines the rich flavours of the region: wood-fire-grilled Trénels sheep-sto…
Gorge in The Grands Causses

Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux

Situated 18km northeast of Millau, overlooking the Gorges de la Dourbie, this maze of canyons was formed by countless millennia of water erosion, which has created more than 120 hectares of tortured limestone format…
Museum in The Grands Causses

Maison des Vautours

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 thrives on the sheer limestone cliffs. You can watch the bird…
Pastries in Millau

Pâtisserie St-Jacques

Local specialities at Millau's best patisserie/boulangerie (bakery) include la fouace (orange-blossom bread) and la flaune (egg, sheep's cheese and orange-blossom tart). Classic treats abound too: breads, macarons, …
Tower in Millau

Beffroi de Millau

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 a 210-step climb to the top for panoramic views of the town, …
Cave in The Grands Causses

Grotte de Dargilan

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 one-hour, 1km tour through this vast chasm with plenty of stal…
French in Millau

Au Jeu de Paume

With a choice of dining either in an atmospheric vaulted dining room or out in a shaded courtyard, this much-loved old-town restaurant serves classic regional cuisine, with everything from grilled beef to meal-sized…
Market in Millau

Halles de Millau

Millau's covered market brims with stalls selling fresh fruit and veggies, meat, poultry, fish, cheeses, wines, flowers, honey, chestnuts and other regional specialities.