Located 45km away, the Roquefort caves, from where the
famous French cheese originates, are definitely worth a visit.
Rural markets offer local produce such as honey, goat’s
cheese, fruit and vegetables, etc. There will usually be a market
stall where “aligot” is made — a dish consisting of potatoes,
one-day-old cheese and garlic. Every Saturday there is a market in St
Affrique (30km) and every second Thursday of the month in Réquista
The Gaillac wine region lies to the west of Albi.
The Aubrac is home to the three-Michelin-star
restaurant owned by the internationally renowned chef Michel Bras.
The Aveyron is well known for the high standard and
simple nature of its cuisine which you will find on offer at markets
and auberges in small villages in the form of local specialities, such
as “magret de canard”, “aligot”, “soupe au fromage” and “cassoulet”.
The French add “tripous” (tripe) to this list, but that’s an acquired