Millau and the viaduct

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Opened in 2004, the Millau Viaduct holds the record of highest viaduct in the world. This giant pearl of architecture leaps over the Tarn valley, seeming to watch over the city.

Like Rodez, Millau has ancient roots dating from the first century BC. During ancient times, Millau, was called "Condatomagos". It became an important centre of sigillata ceramic production. Pottery leaving the kilns of Graufesenque were exported throughout the Roman Empire.

A few centuries later, another industry made the reputation of the city - the production of leather and gloves.

 

Today Millau and its viaduct are an unmissable part of any visit to the Aveyron. Known for its rich past and its regional skills and produce, the city was awarded the title "City of Art and History" in 2010. The viaduct, meanwhile, ranks among the "Grand Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees.

Don't miss in Millau -

  • The square tower of the kings of Aragon, known as "the belfry", witness the influence of the Aragonese kings of Millau in the Middle Ages
  • The museum of Millau and the Grand Causses. Paleontology, prehistoric times, the Gallo-Roman era, the history of the glovemaking and and leather production
  • Graufesenque archaeological digs, a village of Gallo-Roman potters

 

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