Where we hunt

The hunting domain of Laplanque is situated in the South of France at an altitude of 600m. The landscape is hilly and the large forests alternate with grass fields. Big game is abundant and of very good quality.

Aveyron is a department in the south of France in the Midi Pyrénées region. Although it is situated close to the main cities of Toulouse and Montpellier, this department has preserved its environment and traditions and is rich in history and culture.


In the twelfth and thirteenth century, the Templar knights built fortifications in Aveyron because it was a strategic spot near the Mediterranean Sea. During the same period, the kings, lords and bishops had to organize the social and economical life of the department because of the important increase in population. Therefore, between 1229 and 1373, approximately 315 “bastides” (fortified towns) with exceptional architecture were built.

Typical markets where local producers sell their products occur every week in these bastides. France has a classification system for the most beautiful villages and Aveyron is the department which has the highest number (10) of villages classified as “the most beautiful village of France”.

Many of the stops in Saint James pilgrimage are in Aveyron. This pilgrimage was created around the seventh century to reach the shrine of Saint James the Great, the apostle of Jesus Christ, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

The Roquefort cheese and the Laguiole knife are two world renowned specialties from Aveyron. This department is also famous for the quality and the richness of its gastronomy.


Aveyron is a famous place for tourism, and if you so wish, you will have the pleasure of enjoying the various richness of this department.

The Pyrenees
The Pyrenean mountain range is the natural border between France and Spain. It extends over 430km from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The Pic of Aneto (3,404m above sea level) is the highest summit in the Pyrenees.


The Pyrenees are characterised by the presence of many rivers that have created deep valleys. This pristine mountain range is the habitat of many animal species. Some species, such as the Pyrenean chamois can only be found in the Pyrenees. This is the only place in the world where they can be hunted. Pyrenean chamois is hunted using stalking. At such high altitudes, it requires quite a good physical condition. Roe deer are very abundant in the foothills of the Pyrenees where they can be hunted.

The last bears of France live in the Pyrenees and wolves coming from Spain are getting established. These species are protected.

Rest of France
The Alpine chamois can be hunted in the Cantal (Massif Central) and in the Alps, two beautiful mountain ranges in the South of France. A good physical condition is recommended.