Less than 50 km southeast of Les Genêts campsite, you’ll find Roquefort-sur-Soulzon - famous for its blue cheese with a protected designation of origin. The caves of the commune, naturally ventilated cavities thanks to cracks which formed as a result of the Combalou mountain rockslide that occurred millions of years ago, are used to ripen moulded cheeses in dairy.
Visiting the region’s Roquefort Cheese Caves is a must. You’ll learn lots about the methods used to make Roquefort Cheese, the origins of its flavors and its special strength and the know-how that goes into its manufacture.
The Coulet house offers free visits to its caves, as well as an exhibition of the material used for making the cheese. This multi award-winning family house is particularly appreciated among starred chefs of French cuisine.
Big brands such as Société and Papillon open their vast Roquefort Cheese Caves to the public.
The road to Roquefort-sur-Soulzon (48 km from the campsite, 54 min by car) is very interesting because it crosses the Aveyron countryside and several picturesque villages such as Montjaux which has a pretty castle and a remarkable church (Saint-Quirinus church), and by Saint-Rome-de-Tarn. When leaving the campsite, take the D577 to Salles-Curan and the D993 to Montjaux. In Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, continue to Saint-Rome-de-Cernon then on the D999 to Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. Saint-Rome-de-Tarn contains a magnificent small medieval village. Take advantage of your passage through this commune to stop and stroll through its narrow streets or along the Tarn river.