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Named af­ter the river that runs through it, Avey­ron is part of the Oc­c­i­tanie re­gion (formerly Midi-Pyrénées) in south­west France. Sit­u­ated at the cen­tre of a tri­an­gle formed by the cities of Toulouse, Mont­pel­lier and Cler­mon­tFer­rand, it is the fifth largest de­part­ment in metropoli­tan France.

POP­U­LA­TION

278,644 (2014) Source: in­see.fr

CLI­MATE

Mil­lau Av­er­age min temp: 6.8°C Av­er­age max temp: 15.1°C Av­er­age an­nual rain­fall: 731.6mm An­nual sunny days: 103.1

ED­U­CA­TION

School term dates Avey­ron is in Zone C ed­u­ca­tion.gouv.fr League ta­ble of schools in Avey­ron lin­ter­naute.com/ville/lycee/ avey­ron/de­parte­ment-12

PROP­ERTY

Cham­bre des no­taires de l’Avey­ron 7 Rue du Château 12740 Sébazac-Con­courès Tel: 00 33 (0)5 65 46 90 63 cham­bre-avey­ron.no­taires.fr

HOS­PI­TALS

Cen­tre Hospi­tal­ier de Mil­lau 265 boule­vard Achille Souques 12100 Mil­lau Cen­tre Hospi­tal­ier Ste-Marie Rodez Lieu dit Cayssi­ols CS 23207 Olemps 12032 Rodez Cen­tre Hospi­tal­ier De­cazeville 60 Av­enue Pros­per Al­faric 12300 De­cazeville

HEALTH­CARE AND SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY

Urssaf Midi-Pyrénées 9 Av­enue de Bour­ran 12000 Rodez midipyre­nees.urssaf.fr Find your near­est CPAM at al­loc­pam.fr/avey­ron-12 and your near­est CARSAT at carsat-mp.fr Famille Ser­vices Avey­ron 10 Av­enue Du­rand de Gros 12000 Rodez Tel: 00 33 (0)5 65 74 99 96 famille­ser­vice­savey­ron.fr

WORK AND BUSI­NESS OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES

Cham­bre de Com­merce et d’In­dus­trie (CCI) Avey­ron 17 Rue Aris­tide Briande 12000 Rodez Tel: 00 33 (0)5 65 77 77 00 Pôle em­ploi Find your near­est pole em­ploi at pole-em­ploi.fr

LO­CAL BANKS

There are branches of Crédit Agri­cole, BNP Paribas and Banque Pop­u­laire through­out Avey­ron. Find lo­cal branches on their web­sites: credit-agri­cole.fr group.bnpparibas oc­c­i­tane.ban­que­pop­u­laire.fr

LAN­GUAGE

So’Happy School Learn French in small groups or in­di­vid­ual lessons in Ville­franchede-Rouer­gue. so­hap­pyschool@gmail.com

EX­PAT GROUPS

The English Li­brary An English lend­ing li­brary and ex­pat hub in Ville­franche-deRouer­gue. A monthly news­let­ter with con­tacts and events is pub­lished on the web­site. Cen­tre So­ciale 19 Rue Ser­gent Bories 12200 Ville­franche-de-Rouer­gue blue­moon­web.net/EnglishLi­brary/In­tro­duc­tion-Newslet­ters. html

MAR­KETS

Rodez: Wed­nes­day and Satur­day morn­ings, Place du Bourg. Mil­lau: Wed­nes­day and Fri­day morn­ings, Place Foch. Rignac: Twice monthly or­ganic mar­ket on Satur­day morn­ings. De­cazeville: Tues­day morn­ings in Place Cabrol, Fri­day morn­ings in Place De­cazes.

GET­TING THERE

By plane: There are di­rect flights to Toulouse from Lon­don Gatwick with easyJet, Lon­don Stansted with Ryanair, Birm­ing­ham and Manch­ester with Flybe, and Bris­tol with easyJet. Sea­sonal flights may be avail­able to Rodez. By train: The fastest jour­ney time from Paris to Rodez is 6 hours 40 min­utes.

GET­TING AROUND

Trans­ports Avey­ron Search for bus routes (in­clud­ing school buses), check timeta­bles and find out about Avey­ron’s car-shar­ing scheme. trans­ports.avey­ron.fr

WHERE TO STAY

Cas­tel d’Alzac 12250 St-Jean-d’Al­capiès Tel: 00 33 (0)6 86 87 91 32 castel­dalzac.com

WHERE TO EAT

Hô­tel Sainte Foy 12320 Con­ques Tel: 00 33 (0)5 65 69 84 03 ho­tel­sain­te­foy.com Au­berge La Card­abelle Route de la Cava­lerie 12230 Ste-Eu­lalie-de-Cer­non Tel: 00 33 (0)5 65 62 74 64 au­berge-la-card­abelle.com

USE­FUL WEB­SITES

en.tourisme-avey­ron.com tourisme-ville­franche-na­jac.com Con­seil dé­parte­men­tal avey­ron.fr

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