The village of Estaing in the Aveyron is dominated by a 15th century Chateau which is the home of the former president of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
The village of Estaing is located about 25km north of Rodez in the Aveyron department at the foot of the Aubrac mountains, in a terraced landscape. It is dominated by a 15th century Chateau which is the home of the Estaing family and is currently owned by the former president of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
As well as the Chateau which you can visit, the town is well known for its 16th century Gothic bridge. The bridge which spans the Lot River is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site as it is on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella.
Also to be admired in the village is a beautiful wrought-iron cross, created by Henri Lesueur (1908-78) and the church pictured above which is dedicated to Saint Fleuret the patron saint of the town and whose relics are in the church.
The town itself is very attractive, with lots of medieval houses and is well worth a visit.
The above picture is copyright and courtesy of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France organisation.