Leaning against the foothills of the Aubrac, Estaing is classified as one of the "Most beautiful villages in France".
This recognition is due to its very rich heritage, a reputation also due to its history which merges with that of the d'Estaing family.
In the heart of this medieval city, built on a rocky promontory, the imposing castle, cradle of the powerful d'Estaing family who gave France very brave people and eminent dignitaries to the Church, is today the property of a SCI chaired by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, former President of the Republic, who died on December 3, 2020.
Another important part of the city's heritage is the parish church, built over a crypt dating from the 15th century. Recently restored, it is rich in remarkable gilded wooden altarpieces.
It houses the relics of Saint-Fleuret, patron saint of the city.
The crypt, which is currently being renovated, should eventually house a religious museum.
Estaing is also worth a stop for its Gothic bridge, dating from the 16th century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It bears the statue of Bishop François d'Estaing, builder of the serrated tower bell tower of the cathedral of Rodez, which faces the famous wrought iron cross, reproduced in jewelry.
As for the village, it is characterized by buildings of schist with slate roofs made of fish scales.
Tourist office of the canton of Estaing
24, rue François d'Estaing
Tel : 05 65 44 03 22
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