If you're visiting Millau for a short two-day stay or just for a weekend, there are key places to visit. You must see the world-famous Millau viaduct. This 2,460-meter bridge is suspended 270 meters above the ground. It connects Clermont-Ferrand with Béziers and was inaugurated on December 17, 2004, after more than 13 years of construction. Tourists can admire this uncommon structure by going to the highway rest stop by car for a view from above and to the lower valley of the town of Millau for a view from below. It’s a great occasion for a nice walk. In the evening, take advantage of your stay to enjoy some local delicacies, including the famous Massif Central cheeses, like Saint Nectaire, at the Campanile Millau hotel-restaurant.
Slip on your walking shoes and head out to explore nearby attractions including the Grands Causses Natural Regional Park, home to more than 2,000 animal species. Fishing fans can enjoy their favorite activity in the heart of the Tarn's gorges. Sports lovers can take part in several activities, like biking, climbing and canoeing. Take advantage of your stay in Millau to visit the tourist attractions, including Sacré Cœur, Notre Dame de l'Espinasse Church and Les Halles. The historic city center is full of monuments and buildings with original and distinctive architecture.
Families stopping in Millau can take advantage of their stay by taking the children to explore the volcanoes at the Vulcania theme park. It has several shows and attractions for both children and adults to find out about the Puy-de-Dôme volcanoes. Why not also visit Micropolis, the insect kingdom not far from Millau? This fun museum is all about the various insects that inhabit the Auvergne and Midi-Pyrénées regions. For the more curious of visitors, the Graufesenque archeological site is a must-see. Located two kilometers from Millau, it’s a vestige of the Gallo-Roman city and also houses an ancient center of ceramic production. There are many ways for your family to discover Millau and its surroundings – for example,Toulouse
, known as La Ville Rose (the pink city).