Welcome to Argences
in the heart of the Aubrac, in Aveyron
Situated to the South of the Massif Central, in the future Regional Natural Park of the Aubrac and bordered by the River Truyere, some kilometres from Laguiole, Mur de Barrez and Chaudes Aigues, Sainte Geneviève-sur-Argence offers varied and magnificent landscapes.
Numerous ramblers take advantage of the high uplands of the Aubrac whose vast deserted extents give the impression of the end of the earth.
In each season,the Aubrac is unique. It is in the Autumn, the time of the Davalada (when the cattle come down from their summer pastures in the mountains) that it reveals its magic.
Not far from the Aubrac, you can explore the Gorges of the Truyere. Sheer cliffs covered in foliage are a playground for climbers, (tree climbing, rock climbing, via ferrata..) and the rivers offer an ideal spot for water-based activities (canyoning, fishing…).
The group of local authorities in the Argence is made up of several villages: Sainte Geneviève-sur-Argence, Alpuech, Cantoin, Graissac, Lacalm, La Terrisse and Vitrac-en-Viadène.
Numerous activities take place throughout the year: evening markets, village festivities, the Anim’Argence festival, with numerous concerts every Thursday evening during the summer and the Davalada in the Autumn.
Built on the granite and basalt landscape, you will find beautiful Norman and Gothic buildings, numerous sculpted crosses, bread ovens, old laundry houses . . . More recently, the Sarrans Dam (1933) is one of the most important hydro-electric structures in North Aveyron which connects Sainte Geneviève to Carladez (Mur-de-Barrez). It was emptied in 2014.