Rodez

Travel Guide

Rodez embodies all the charms of the south of France. It has created a strong identity for itself in the heart of a region where nature remains unspoilt.

This hilltop town looks out over the River Aveyron which coils below. Lose yourself in the steep, picturesque streets and admire the imposing ramparts and impressive surroundings. With cobblestones, lavender fields and the sounds of the cicadas, this town – whose name in Occitan is Rodés – looks proudly to the future and blends the preservation of its heritage with the modernisation and diversification of its cultural activities.

Its citizens are referred to as Ruthénois, after the Gallic tribe that founded the city more than two thousand years ago, which speaks volumes about the town's rich history. The former rival areas of Bourg, which was ruled by the local counts, and the Cité, controlled by the bishops, tell the story of the village in the Middle Ages. Some of the bourgeois buildings date from the 15th century, whilst the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral was built and then rebuilt between the 13th and 16th centuries. After the two areas united in the wake of the Hundred Years' War, the town prospered thanks to its markets. Today, the urban area of Grand Rodez includes eight communes including the charmingly named Luc-la-Primaude, Sébazac-Concourès and Onet-le-Château. Discover Rodez' town centre, the nearby villages and the surrounding countryside as the mood takes you!

Rodez is at the crossroads of Southern France and all it has to offer. It is located close to Toulouse and Montpelier, halfway between Marseilles and the Basque Country, and within easy reach of the Mediterranean coast and the mountainous Auvergne region. Start close by. Take in the architectural heritage and visit one of the numerous museums, such as the Denys Puech museum or the recently opened Soulages museum which is a tribute to the local artist. Vast green areas present walkers and fishing lovers with a little piece of heaven.

This urban yet rural town offers something for everyone, whether your holiday in Rodez is all about relaxing or being active.

Premiere Classe Rodez
Premiere Classe Rodez
The price is £34 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in the heart of Rodez, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Massif Central, Place d'Armes and Rodez Cathedral. Gallery Sainte-Catherine and Soulages ...
3.5/5 Good! (419 reviews)
Problem with after hours check in.
"Slight problem with automatic check -in, the machine would not work and the guy on the phone only spoke French."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Premiere Classe Rodez
Hotel Biney
Hotel Biney
3 out of 5
The price is £66 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in the heart of Rodez, this hotel is steps away from Massif Central, Rodez Cathedral and Place d'Armes. Gallery Sainte-Catherine and Church of Saint-Amans ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (81 reviews)
"Old hotel with old bathrooms and bedrooms. Doors that shut very loudly."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Hotel Biney
La Ferme de Bourran
La Ferme de Bourran
4 out of 5
The price is £69 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Soulages Museum, Rodez Cathedral and Church of Saint-Amans. Fenaille Museum and Golf du Grand ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (94 reviews)
Hideaway in underrated Rodez
"Nice location in a countryside setting near one of Rodez best restaurant and bridge away from the amazing Soulages museum and cathedral. Facilities are top notch but the garden a bit under the weather."

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

La Ferme de Bourran
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Le Bullière Charming 60m² heart of town
Le Bullière Charming 60m² heart of town
2 Rue de la Bullière, Rodez, Occitanie
The price is £86 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated in Rodez, this apartment building is steps away from Massif Central, Gallery Sainte-Catherine and Fenaille Museum. Church of Saint-Amans and Rodez Cathedral ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Très agréable séjour dans un appartement spacieux
"Appartement conforme à la description de l'annonce : situé en plein centre, facile pour le stationnement, bien équipé. Merci à Pierre pour son accueil chaleureux et surtout d'avoir accepté notre petit chien qui a aussi bien profité de son séjour à Rodez!!"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2018

Le Bullière Charming 60m² heart of town
L'hote Rutene A Rodez
L'hote Rutene A Rodez
17 Rue de Séguret Saincric, Rodez, Occitanie
Located in the mountains, this Rodez apartment building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mile (2 km) of Massif Central, Place d'Armes and Soulages Museum. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Magnifique appartement au centre de Rodez
"Nous avons passé une nuit chez Jean Paul. L'appartement est grand, très bien meublé, très propre et calme. Il contient tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour un court ou plus long séjour. A notre arrivée nous avons trouvé des confitures maison et biscuits locaux nous accueillant, et même un sapin en ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

L'hote Rutene A Rodez
Jolie appartement a l’étage  d’une ancienne maison, refait a neuf et aménagée
Jolie appartement a l’étage d’une ancienne maison, refait a neuf et aménagée
25 avenue du marechal joffre, Rodez, Occitanie
The price is £174 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Situated in Rodez, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Massif Central, Place d'Armes and Rodez Cathedral. Soulages Museum and Gallery Sainte-Catherine ...
Jolie appartement a l’étage d’une ancienne maison, refait a neuf et aménagée
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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