Moulin de Liort

Europe France Midi-pyrénées Aveyron

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A wonderfully hidden, family-friendly, riverside campsite with space for just a handful of lucky campers and wild swimming

Blink and you could miss Camping Moulin De Liort. Hidden off a winding road that worms its way around the wooded valley of the River Liort, the campsite feels utterly lost amongst the trees. Indeed many have been undone here in the past. A group of campers once had to be returned by the local farmer after losing their way on the local hiking routes. An impromptu eau de vie tasting session in his orchard nicely perked them back up first – no one does wilderness rescue quiet like the French.

Aside from pungent local drinks and verdant vegetation, there’s plenty more to love about this tiny pocket of Aveyron countryside though. Follow the track down to Moulin De Liort itself and, beyond an old stone house, the most charming of campsites reveals itself. Anne-Marie Simons is the homeowner and camping host extraordinaire, with a tonne of veg from her garden available to buy (along with other essential groceries) and a wealth of local information to share with you. Alongside her husband, she also helps host the campsite’s popular summer events, including tractor and trailer rides, great communal campfire evenings and delicious pancake nights.

Including the house and garden, the site comprises some five acres of space, split down one side by the bubbling river, whose presence supplies a constant soothing soundtrack. Almost all of the 18 camping pitches are perched on flat ground beside the wild-swimming-friendly water, which is the perfect height for children to paddle and frolic in. Older swimmers, meanwhile, will need to drive the 10 minutes to the confluence with the larger Viaur River, where there is also a pleasant park and picnic space beside the beach.

Elsewhere, the region’s medieval towns are the real highlight. Walking through the ancient cloisters in Villefranche de Rouergue, taking in the sights and sounds of the market at Sauveterre or sitting in a café in Najac looking up at its hilltop castle, you get a sense that while the world has modernised the atmosphere of these old towns has hardly changed at all. Najac, in particular, is a fantastic old spot. Head back down hill from the castle and you can rent canoes at the riverside to take in the whole valley at an unbeatably relaxing pace.



5 toilets, 3 showers, a washing machine, free WiFi, a children's playground and a table tennis table. Free WiFi available. A parking area is provided away from the pitches. There is also an on-site bar with a terrace – the shop there sells home-grown fruit and veg, eggs from the hens, homemade jams, bread, juices and different wines. During peak season, activities are also organised: hikes, tours of local farms, communal campfires, hand-craft activities and more.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, children – yes. Dogs (€1.50) and caravans – during peak season only.


Revel in the local landscape. The hills around the campsite are perfect for hiking, the River Viaur (a 15-minute drive) is full of popular swimming spots and river beaches, while local lake La Roucarié is 30 minutes by car. Canoeing, horse riding and cycling are all possible too. For children, try a visit to the Parc Animalier of Pradinas (10 minutes; 06 08 52 37 11), where brown bears and wolves are among the main highlights. The region is best known, however, for its bastides – medieval fortified towns – such as Sauveterre, Najac and Villefranche de Rouergue (home to one of the largest monasteries in the world) – and the episcopal city of Albi, less than an hour from the campsite, has even been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rodez, the capital of the Aveyron, has a particularly magnificent cathedral and Belcastel is also just a half hour drive away.

Food & Drink

The on-site bar serves a range of coffees – filter, espresso, cappuccino, americano and so on – along with tea and delicious home-made fruit juice. Every evening they also make French fries to take away and on Sunday's they have a big pancake cooking night, both savoury and sweet (not to be missed). If you fancy eating out, try Le Café du Faubourg (05 65 81 25 47) in La Salvetat-Peyralès (2km away) or Auberge de Bruno et Marie (05 65 81 43 89). It's 11km to Rieupeyroux where the restaurant in Hotel du Commerce (05 65 65 53 06) offers the poshest option, while Bar de l’Agriculture (05 65 65 52 69) is far more relaxed. Sauveterre du Rouergue, 15 km away, is worth the drive for utterly charming La Grappe D’Or restaurant (05 65 72 00 62).


May – September.

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The Owner Says

In the heart of nature, camping to your heart's content. Large pitches, seperate carpark, privacy. Good sanitary equipment. Organic vegetables, wine  and eggs. Situated deep in the unspoilt countryside of the Aveyron, a region of France not yet on the main tourist routes. Nearest towns of interest Villefranche de Rouergue, Najac, Sauveterre de Rouergue, Belcastel, Albi, Rodez.

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18 large riverside pitches; 15 have the option of electricity.

Grass Pitch With Electricity

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 4 Available
Grass Pitch With Electricity. Each camping spot offers sun and shade in equal measures. The tranquil little River Liort streams through the site, offering opportunities to paddle in the water.

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Contact Moulin de Liort, Moulin de Liort, 12440 La Salvetat-Peyralès, Aveyron, France

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Getting There

In La Salvetat follow signs towards Carmaux. As soon as you are outside of the village of La Salvetat, turn left towards Tayrac and follow that road downhill. After 2 kilometres, you will see the campsite entrance on your right. Continue another 80 meters and take the path on your left, following the sign that says “Camping Réception” to where you sign in.

The nearest train stations are in Carmaux (05 63 53 32 06) and Rodez (where there is also a small airport; 05 65 42 20 30). The nearest busy airport is in Toulouse (0825 38 00 00).


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