|Department (No)||Aveyron (12)|
|Canton||Lot et Dourdou|
|Inhabitants||421 (January 1, 2018)|
|Population density||9 inhabitants/km²|
|Website||Website of the municipality|
Sénergues is a French commune with 421 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018) in the Occitanie region in the Aveyron department. The village lies on the GR 65 long-distance hiking trail, which largely follows the historical course of the French Way of St. James “Via Podiensis”.
Geography and transport
Sénergues is located in the Massif Central south above the Lot valley in the Entraygues-sur-Truyère – Vieillevie section. The nearest major French cities are Lyon (225 km/351 km by road) to the northeast, Toulouse (139 km/190 km by road) to the southwest, Bordeaux (244 km/360 km by road) to the west, and Montpellier (159 km/209 km by road) to the southeast.
The nearest airport is Rodez-Marcillac, which is served by Air France and Ryanair, among others. It is about 45 kilometres away by road via the D904 or D901. The nearest train stations are Gare de Rodez and Gare SNCF Viviez/Decazeville with daily connections to Paris and Toulouse.
Way of St. James(Via Podiensis)
There is very limited accommodation in Sénergues. There are a few pilgrim hostels (French: Gîte d’étape). The next larger town on the Way of St James is Conques. The path leads there in undulating relief along country lanes and small roads through mixed woodland and meadows. The D42 is the road connection there.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Martin belonged to a monastery that was first mentioned in 819.
- The castle, built in the late fourteenth century. Around 1580, Abraham Guirard, Lord of Sénergues, tried to persuade his subjects to convert to Protestantism. This aroused the displeasure of the nearby abbey of Conques, on which Sénergues was largely dependent.
- The Tour de Montarnal: the ruins of the 13th century tower dominate the townscape with the old houses.
- Bettina Forst: French Way of St. James. From Le Puy-en-Velay to Roncesvalles. All stages – with variants and altitude profiles. Bergverlag Rother, Munich (recte: Ottobrunn) 2007, ISBN 978-3-7633-4350-8(Rother hiking guide).
- Bert Teklenborg: Cycling along the Way of St. James. From the Rhine to the western end of Europe. (Cycling travel guide, route planner). 3. Revised edition. Verlagsanstalt Tyrolia, Innsbruck 2007, ISBN 978-3-7022-2626-8.
– Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Images of Sénergues(Memento of 31 January 2013 in the Web Archive archive.today)
- Along the Via Podiensis
- Municipal information on annuaire-mairie.fr (French) Retrieved 21 January 2010