Eulalie de Cernon
of the bishop
of Rodez, Saint Eulalie
first prize in the
floral villages. Saint Eulalie-d'Olt
is nestled in
a verdant bower
on the shores of the Lot, downstream from Saint Geniez-d'Olt
upstream from Lake Castelnau de Mandailles,
at the foot of
the Aubrac mountains.
|The church, a masterpiece
of Romanesque and Gothic arts, dates from
the year 900. Its shrine contains the Sacred
Thorn brought from the Holy Land by the brothers
Gérard and Hughes de Currières.
are attracted by the beauty of this place and
its medieval charm, which is visible from far
away. The village is
dominated by the high castle silhouette.
It is through strolling within the heart of
the village, however, through its narrow and
tortuous old lanes, that one discovers the charm
of Saint Eulalie. Secular and turretted residences
built of stone from the Lot, their facades decorated
with flowers. A procession is organised every
second Sunday of July. Four men carry the reliquary
of the Sacred Thorn, while a single man
bears on his shoulders a cross 4.5 metres long
by 2 metres wide.
Not to be missed among the many events that
animate the town are the feast and procession
of the Sacred Thorn, the artisans'
From the Place, one sees the Marcel Boudou Museum,
the houses ornamented with flowers and the panoramic
views of the Lot valley, a fisherman's paradise,
as well as the 15th-century castle.
lush resort, Saint Eulalie offers a wide array of entertainments
near prestigious sites such as the Tarn, Conques and Aubrac
gorges: fishing, bathing, hikes, horseriding, canoeing and
others most beautiful villages