Vacations in Millau
Just 40 minutes south-east of Les Genêts campsite in Aveyron, the Millau Viaduct holds several records: the world’s longest cable-stayed deck, the world’s tallest pier, and the world’s tallest motorway bridge pylon.
This cable-stayed bridge with its unusual dimensions is internationally renowned. The construction of this steel structure has made it possible to relieve traffic congestion on vacation departure routes in the Midi-Pyrénées region, thanks to a new freeway.
Although there were many skeptics when the first stone was laid, notably concerning its height and the gigantic quantities of concrete and steel required, this viaduct not only created a new road axis, but also had the luxury of entering the closed circle of France’s favorite monuments with the Eiffel Tower and Mont Saint Michel Abbey, among others.
To discover it, don’t hesitate to make a stop at the Millau Viaduct motorway service area: a belvedere offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the bridge and the rolling countryside it overlooks.
A 220 m2 exhibition area lets you find out more about how the bridge was built. It’s also possible to enjoy a 40-minute individual tour of the “explorers’ trail”, with commentary by an Eiffage guide. You’ll enjoy a privileged view of the viaduct deck.
Itinerary camping Viaduc de Millau
For a camping holiday in Millau, Aveyron, close to the Millau Viaduct, Les Genêts campsite offers mobile homes and pitches for tents and camper vans!
From Camping Club Les Genêts, allow around 1 hour to reach the Millau Viaduct (59 km), one of the world’s most beautiful cable-stayed bridges. At Salles-Curan, take the D993 towards Montjaux. Take time to visit its castle and Saint-Quirinus church before continuing on to Saint-Rome-en-Tarn. This town is famous for its magnificent medieval town center, and we recommend a stopover on the way there or back. Then take the D41, which runs alongside the Tarn. You’ll pass through another charming village, Comprégnac, before arriving at the Millau Viaduct.