Najac is few
kilometres from Villefranche de
the gorges of Aveyron. The environment and natural
richness on display there
make Najac one of the most beautiful
regions in France.
The town's historical quarter, between its castle
counts beautiful fountains and houses among its sights,
some of which
date from the 14th century.
The town stretches the
length of a rocky
peak before reaching the suburbs. In the shadow
of the massive towers of its
castle and enclosed by the river, Najac
seems cut off from the world.
Najac's Privileged Location
From time immemorial, the population of
Najac (now 750) has helped the trade of
(fortified town). Many fairs and markets
are organised there. Najac's fortified
district dates from the 13th century and
is remarkable for the widening
street which ends in a large square. A
stop on the way from Saint Jacques-de-Compostelle,
and having its own administrative, economic,
political and military centre, Najac is
often given the title "capital of Rouergue".
Najac has been granted the title "Pays
d'art et d'histoire" (Region of Art
and History) by the National Treasury of
Near Najac is La Fouillade (pop. 1,030), where
numerous tradesmen and craftsmen have settled.
Rich in rivers and brooks,
Najac's environs offer many spots to fish and
long descents into rushing water for thrill-seekers.