Relieving much of the tourist traffic created around Millau, the Viaduct – the tallest cable-stayed road bridge in the world – carries the local A75 autoroute over the River Tarn. The town also has a train station which makes the commune, and region, easily accessible from various areas of the country.
For typical French cuisine, the Restaurant Au Jeu De Paume is a favourite amongst tourists for its food, setting and vibrant bar. Boca Reva offers a different Gastronomic approach. Situated in the centre of town this Brasserie is great for watching the world drift by and offers diversity from the other traditionally French menus in Millau.
Held for two days in mid-August in the outdoor space of Caussade in nearby Tarn, Festivaout is a free concert for everyone and has a playground for the kids at the Plum Café. Think Festivaout but on a larger scale, 31 Notes of Summer presents a summer of music festivals across a host of Midi-Pyrenees locations –with classical, French music and dancing.
French anti-globalisation activist Jose Bove demolished the McDonalds located in Millau during construction in a ‘symbolic protest’ against the spread of fast food and, more pertinently, the spread of Genetically Modified Organisms, also known as GMOs. The outlet was later rebuilt and French President Jacques Chirac handed Bove a sympathetic Presidential pardon.