Located in the South of France in the Department of Aveyron, Durenque village has 600 inhabitants who live in a peaceful country environment. The healthy climate and rural calm give the visitor a warm welcome.
The church, dedicated to Saint Theresa, has beautiful stained glass windows depicting the Saint’s life. For this reason it has been recognised as a basilica. Mass is held every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Agriculture remains the most predominant activity in the region. Durenque is a small town but has shops, cafes, restaurants, local craftsmen, a fishing pond and a renovated water mill museum, which was once the house of poet François Fabié (Moulin de Roupeyrac). The villagers enjoy a variety of sports, hobbies and cultural associations.
Accommodation is available in the 3 rural gites in the heart of the village and are available for rent throughout the year. There are also houses for sale and a new housing estate being built. There is a lively primary school.
Villefranche de Panat lake lies 8 klms from the village and has swimming beaches, water activities and campsites. There are other sites of interest such as typical villages and medieval castles.
The region offers a variety of leisure activities that include walks in the heart of the forest. Durenque is surrounded by 3 main towns, Rodez, Albi, Millau, each offering a variety of tourist excursions and excellent restaurants.
The Durenque Town Council and Réquista tourist office will be happy to answer your questions and supply any further tourist information you require.