The Millau Viaduct from the Rest Area
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The Millau Viaduct Rest Area – a site not to be missed

This rest area can be accessed both from the A75 motorway and from the Millau ring-road. It provides several services, as well as an unforgettable viewing point over the Viaduct.

It’s just the place for taking a break from driving that is both practical and pleasant, thanks to a souvenir shop, an exhibition of Aveyron savoir-faire and a summer-season Gourmet Food Bar.

Seeing and finding out all about the Millau Viaduct!

How was this giant built? What is it made of? With 15 years of experience, who better than the Compagnie Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau to show you around this structure? In 2017, CEVM is bringing together all its know-how so as to welcome you in a completely refitted area.

New makeover for Viaduct Exhibition

You are in for a surprise with the dynamic and interactive museum displays. The Viaduct world will be showcased in 220m² of technology and images. Welcome to an exhibition space that is free of charge and open all year round from 1st April 2017.

  • 1st June - 7th July: 9.30am - 6.30pm
  • 8th July - 2nd September: 9am - 7.30pm
  • 3rd September - 30th September: 9.30am - 6.30pm
  • 1st October - 28th October: 9.30am - 6pm
  • 29th October - 30th March: 9.15am - 5pm
  • 31th March - 31th May: 9.30am - 6.30pm

Access: From the A75 motorway (both directions) or from outside, via the Boulevard du Viaduc (a 10-minute drive from Millau town centre).

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The new guided tour

Finding out more about the multi record-breaking Viaduct is easy – just follow the Eiffage guide and enjoy this unique experience, getting as close to the structure as you possibly can!

Go for a walk along the Explorers’ Path, a former construction site track that is now lined with full-scale models. Find out how the translator mechanism works (an Eiffage Group technological innovation), and access the new belvedere for a panoramic viewing point just beneath the deck.

Opening hours

From April 1st

Duration: 30 minutes | Departures: 9.30am*, 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5 pm*, 6pm** | Check-in 10 minutes before departure | Booking advisable

* from April to October | ** from June to August


€4.50 | Adult

€2.50 | Children (age 6-17) and students (with valid student card), Free for children under 6 and for disabled (disabled badge holders).

€10 | Family (Parents or grandparents with their children or grandchildren under 17).

Means of payment: Cash, credit card.

Additional informations

Visits for all | Audioguides available in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German – valid ID required.

Tél. +33 (0)5 65 61 61 54 | @ Courriel

Group guided tours

Opening hours

Duration: 50 minutes | Departures 9am**, 10am, 11am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm*, 5.30pm*, 6.30pm** | Booking required (times may change according to season and availability)

* from April to October | ** from June to August


€110 | 5 to 30 people

€160 | 31 to 60 people -The group will be split into 2 smaller groups (with 2 guides)

Group size depends on comfort and security requirements. For groups of more than 60 people, please contact us.

Additional information

Visits for all, also available in English and Spanish. Car-parks (passenger vehicles and coaches) with disabled access.

To visit inside the P2 pier, the highest in the world, please contact us.