This generous environment seems made for all manner of sports:
- Walking, riding and cycling
- Swimming, sailing, canoeing and kayaking, fishing in the lakes, pools and rivers.
In July-August the Monts de Lacaune host a season of organ-recitals in the local
church. The summer fêtes in the villages around are particularly animated,
as in Murat sur Vèbre where they have a display of traditional threshing or in Barre
and Saint Sever where they hold traditional "buffatières".
It is a district renowned for its food (and especially its "charcuterie") and holds an annual "fête de la charcuterie"
to the accompaniment of street-entertainment while the various villages all lay on
night-markets and varied entertainments when en fête.
The tourist office arranges tours around the
charcuterie, the slate-factory and the dairies as well as site-visits by calèche (horse
and cart) to the region's menhirs.
These enigmatic standing-stones are to be found everywhere in the fields and by the roadside,
enduring symbols of a rich and mysterious culture from a long-lost past.
The mountain villages are without exception of outstanding interest: Murat, Moulin-Mage, Nages,
Barre, Gijounet, Escroux, Saint-Sever du Moustier and, last but by no means least, Viane.
Several traditional art-and-craft museums bear witness to the fine artisan tradition of Languedoc
whose emblematic colours are the grey of its slate and the pink of its sandstone.
Each village has its own distinctive attractions such as Belmont with its magnificent religious college.
In the Monts de Lacaune one is constantly aware that the local heritage comes with a real taste
of the land, of its celebrated charcuterie or its sheep's cheese in myriad flavours. The milk from
Lacaune sheep (a distinct breed) milk is used in the production of Roquefort.