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“Lovely mediaeval village”
Review of La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Millau
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This mediaeval village is worth a detour if you are driving by the A75. We did it, but January isn't the best month for tourists. We were alone (yes, alone!) in the village. Against: no shops or restaurants. For: you can walk through the streets with no stress and imagine how people lived in the Middle Ages, without lots of tourists hanging around.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This place was recommended by my parents and we stopped by on the way back from Millau and Roquefort.
A beautiful village, well kept, lovey craft shops. A very original visit.

1  Thank Valerie C
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Not sure I would like visiting in the high season, it was busy on a chilly September day. However it is very picturesque and interesting especially if you pay the E5 for the audio guide, available in english. This is very informative and well done. The price also covers a trip up the ramparts.
If the history does not interest your there are lots of restaurants and craft/gift shops.
There is also a very helpful tourist information desk.

1  Thank JayT37
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

I really enjoyed my 5 hours wandering around this village. It's an artists dream literally everywhere you look is a painting or a photograph. It is a beautifully restored 12th century town. we ate at le Creperie which can highly recommend€10 for a savoury and sweet crepe. The shops are expensive. You do have to pay a nominal fee if you want to climb the ramparts. I am told the €3 payment from the parking paid for re cobbling the streets.

2  Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Being keen on Templier history, this village was on our agenda. First nasty surprise - having to pay to park there. Then, to find after a long walk, public toilets that were disgusting, just opposite the historic boulangerie! The place is full of touristy little shops, in most of which the proprietors practically snarled at you. And yes I did say bonjour on entering. Finally we went on the Thursday evening for the peasant market which was very small. Nothing to buy except for one stand selling salads and other food which did look good. Couldn't buy any though as there does not seem to be an automatic teller outlet there. All the shops closed too, adding to the grim atmosphere.

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