The Aubrac plateau


The Aubrac Plateau is a basalt and granite plateau that extends over the departments of Aveyron, Lozère and Cantal at an average altitude of 1100 meters. A magnificent landscape that invites you to discover at any time of the year with different activities.
Alto braco is the Occitan name for this highland, surrounded by beautiful steppes, lakes and waterfalls.


The Aubrac is dotted with burons, these pictoresque stone and slate-covered huts. Deep gorges, the so-called “boraldes” formed by the streams, and the “drailles” – the stony barriers to guide the herds make this landscape unique. And it is precisely this magnificent and rugged environment that for decades has inspired the knives of Laguiole and breathed into them their soul.

The stars of the Aubrac plateau

The cows of the Aubrac breed are the symbol of the Aubrac Plateau and stand out for their beauty: golden coat, made-up looking eyes and the large and beautiful horns. They can be found in the pastures of the plateau during the summer season. The “Transhumance” (arrival on the plateau) takes place every year in May and is celebrated festively.

Aubrac Regional Nature Park

Created in 2018, the Aubrac Regional Natural Park extends on volcanic soil in the south of the Massif Central, nestled between two rivers, the Lot and the Truyère. It encompasses a diversity of landscapes and brings out a great natural and cultural heritage in this area.
In the heart of the plateau is the village of Aubrac of the commune of Saint Chely d’Aubrac, where you can visit the “Maison de l’Aubrac.
It shows the history and culture of the Aubrac Plateau, as well as the flora in the adjacent botanical garden.


Many pilgrims cross the Aubrac every year on the Way of Saint James. The GR65 is the Via Podiensis, which begins in Le Puy-en-Velay and runs through the Aubrac from Aumont-Aubrac and then descends into the Lot Valley via Nasbinals and Saint-Chély-D’Aubrac.


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