At the foot of the Aubrac Mountains, not far from the gorges of the Lot and Truyère, Estaing bears the name of a family of Lords one of whom became famous by saving the life of King Philippe-Auguste in Bouvines. The king then gave the village the right to display the royal fleurs-de-lys on its coat of arms. Shale stone houses with their "lauze" stone-slab roofs are nestled around a keep and castle dating back to the 12C and 15C and some of the finest town houses can still be seen.

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Information : Espalion-Estaing Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 65 44 03 22

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The castle
  • Church of Saint Fleuret
  • A guided tour of the village


  • By the waterside : Rivers Coussane and Lot
  • Castles and ramparts : The castle
  • Wine : "AOC Estaing" white, rosé and red wines

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