Description: Penne is a bastide town and is set on one of the old pilgrimage routes to Spain. There is an annual pilgrimage here on the 15th of August The impressive Notre-Dame-de-Peyragude at the top of the village is modelled on the Sacré-Coeur church in Montmartre in Paris.  Worth a visit.

Location: On the Aveyron river 40km east of Montauban.

General Info: Penne website. Tourist Office – Tel: 05 53 41 37 80

Our recommendations: Climb the labyrinth of staircases, alleys, and 13th and 14th-century houses to Peyragude for some splendid viewpoints.


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