The Massif Central

The Massif Central Travel Guide

Although the public cannot join the herdsmen on their walk into the mountains here, there is a send-off festival with folk dancing, a market, and traditional Aubrac specialties. The cows-decorated with holly, bells, and flowers - and shepherds then continue on toward the mountains.

Aveyron's famous Laguiole knives can be bought at the new factory, designed by Philippe Starck, at the edge of the village of Laguiole.