Conservatoire Larzac Templier et Hospitalier

Viala du Pas de Jaux

Vivid illustration of the agricultural vocation of the Larzac plateau

Tower of Viala du Pas de JauxA few leagues from the Commandery of Ste-Eulalie, climbing back up onto the plateau in the direction of Roquefort, the proud tower of Viala dominates the vast plain of the Larzac.
27 metres high, it's purpose was to protect the inhabitants of Viala, who, too few in number to build their own ramparts, and too distant to take shelter at Sainte-Eulalie, built this imposing refuge with the agreement of the Commander. In case of danger, there was enough room for everyone, their belongings and their animals to shelter.

The Tourist Information Point is on the ground floor, and from here the guided visit will take you right up to the sentries' walkway on the roof from where, on a clear day, there is a superb panorama.


Fares and schedule 2007

Reception desks are closed in December and January (appart for booking).
Off season you need to book.

From 1st January to 1st April

From Monday to Friday from 10H00 to 12H00 and from 14H00 to 17H00. Please book.

From 2nd April to 30th June

Every day from 10H00 to 12H00 and from 14H00 to 18H00

From 1st July to 31th August

Open every day from 10H00 to 12H00 and from 14H00 to 19H00

From 1st September to 8th November

Open every day from 10H00 to 12H00 and from 14H00 to 18H00.

From 9th November to 31th December

From Monday to Friday from 10H00 to 12H00 and from 14H00 to 17H00. Please book.

Guided visits

Individual :  4€
Group (15 pax) : 3 €
Reduced fare : 2 €

Contact the reception desk

Tel/Fax : 05 65 58 91 89
E-mail - http://perso.wanadoo.fr/tourviala/

Guided visits and visists with audio-guides

More information, here.

To see in the vicinity

Cross, dolmen, artificial watering holes, bread oven at Mas Baldy, drove road.

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Conservatoire Larzac Templier et Hospitalier

Immeuble Jean-Henri Fabre - Place Bion Marlavagne - 12100 MILLAU
Tél. 05 65 59 12 22 - Fax. 05 65 60 63 24
Courriel : conservatoire.larzac@wanadoo.fr
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