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City of the Grand Montauban
It is on the banks of the Aveyron river that the town reveals its charms to you. A beautiful brick mill with its feet in the water, a guinguette restaurant in summer, a wild swimming area and a small sandy beach … This postcard decor invites you to rest, swim and relax, but also to beautiful walks in the forests and on the hillsides.

Le saviez-vous ?

In the 1st century BC, the site was originally a large settlement center located near the ford, allowing the Cahors (Divona) -Toulouse (Tolosa) route to cross the Aveyron river. In 961, Raymond I, Count of Rouergue bequeathed to the abbey of Moissac, the lands, castles and churches of Cos.

In 1628, the Wars of Religion left the Catholic population of Ardus in ruins and the buildings of Ardus and Cos (mill, castles, churches) in ruins. François Duval took the title of Baron de Lamothe in 1734, had the current Château built on the banks of the Aveyron and became the owner of the Mill. In 1737, he founded an earthenware factory, the first Montalbanais establishment to obtain the title of Manufacture Royale in 1739.

Live unforgettable moments with your family,

à Lamothe-Capdeville


Want to enjoy a moment with family or friends, 10 minutes from Montauban with your feet in the sand?

Meet at Ardus beach in Lamothe-Capdeville, a little corner of paradise on the edge of the Aveyron!

Mathieu, travel advisor