This walled city of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller dates from the 12th century, and is a must-see if you are in the Millau region. It's compact and can be explored in a couple of hours at most, and has a lot of cafes and restaurants to refuel at during your visit. Lots of lovely little craft shops sell some good stuff, so if you in the mood for present shopping it's a good place to start. Be warned that foreign credit cards might take a while to go through or not work at all, so bring cash if you can.
Parking area is huge. If its a hot day and you get there early-ish, don't just park on the first place you see; keep driving further in and you might find a shaded place to park. The parking costs €3, and the machine for dispensing tickets is on your way into the village itself. Buy the ticket after you park, as you don't need it until you leave (it opens the barrier to let you out). The village is to the right of the car park. Look for the windmill on the hill and the village is in front of that.
The tourist office is inside near the main gate on the wall. You can get an English map for 1€ deposit which is returned once you return the map. You can also access the ramparts from the tourist office, for an additional 3€, and I would really recommend that for stunning views down into the walled town. The castle wasn't open when I was there, but it looks like it would be fantastic to visit. The church is about the coolest place in there to sit and rest for a bit.
There are toilets marked on the map, and they were pretty clean. There are also toilets just outside the main gate in the wall, but they smelled fairly ripe when I walked past...
I would really recommend a visit here, as it's a stunning site in the middle of nowhere. Bring sunscreen and drink lots of water!
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