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Rodez

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Rodez - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Perched on a rocky peak at an altitude of 627 metres, the capital of Aveyron invites lovers of built heritage to discover its many architectural and artistic treasures.

The emblem of Rodez, the splendid Cathedral of Our Lady, built between the 13th and 16th centuries out of pink sandstone, is a masterpiece of Gothic art. Topped by a magnificent wrought bell-tower in the Flamboyant Gothic style, this fortress-style historic monument, with two massive towers on either side of the western façade, contains a stone jube and carved oak stalls from the 15th century, as well as a 17th-century organ case.

Near the cathedral, discover the many attractions of the old town: the bishop's palace and its horseshoe staircase, the 15th-century Corbières and Raynalde towers, the pedestrianised shopping streets and the superb medieval and Renaissance houses, like for example the houses of Benoît, Guitard, Armagnac and Annonciation. There's so much to see in Rodez's historic centre.

When it comes to culture, you have the choice between the Fenaille Museum, with its remarkable collection of statue-menhirs and exhibitions about Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the Denys-Puech Museum of Fine Arts, with its collections of 19th and 20th-century sculptures and paintings, alongside temporary exhibitions of contemporary art; the Soulages Museum, with its collection of over 500 works and documents by the painter Pierre Soulages, who was born in Rodez.

The main event of the summer, the Estivada, an inter-regional festival of Occitan cultures which takes place in the last week of July, offers five days of music, singing, theatre, literature, storytelling, poetry, dance, cinema and conferences, all in a friendly atmosphere!

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Rodez

Prefecture of the Aveyron department, the city is built on an outcrop overlooking the Aveyron valley at the meeting point of two geographic regions, North Causse Comtal, south Ségala.

Five centuries BC, the Celts gave this city the name of Segodunum; from the beginning of the Roman occupation was the center of the region. In the middle of the third century, was renamed Segodunum Ruthena (of Ruteni), it will reach us until after various transformations, under the current form of Rodez.

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Antiques and the beautiful antiques, weekend early May to the hall of Rodez.

Show : Moscato Completely Jojo

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The city
The city
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Fountain, Place Foch (© J.E)
Fountain, Place Foch (© J.E)
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Renaissance courtyard house with sculptures (© J.E)
Renaissance courtyard house with sculptures (© J.E)
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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Rodez Center, saw the square Buanton (© J.E)
Rodez Center, saw the square Buanton (© J.E)
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The city
The city
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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City Hall
City Hall
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Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
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Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
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The city
The city
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
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Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
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Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
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Inside the cathedral
Inside the cathedral
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The city
The city
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The war memorial
The war memorial
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Chapel of the former Jesuit College (© J.E)
Chapel of the former Jesuit College (© J.E)
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Facade of the chapel of the Jesuit college (© J.E)
Facade of the chapel of the Jesuit college (© J.E)
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Facade and portal of the canonical house (© J.E)
Facade and portal of the canonical house (© J.E)
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Frieze of the Annunciation, on the house called Armagnac (© J.E)
Frieze of the Annunciation, on the house called Armagnac (© J.E)
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Friesland on the house called the Annunciation (© J.E)
Friesland on the house called the Annunciation (© J.E)
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History of the parade of Rodez (© J.E)
History of the parade of Rodez (© J.E)
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Foch gallery (© J.E)
Foch gallery (© J.E)
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Mayor of Rodez (© J.E)
Mayor of Rodez (© J.E)
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Tower house near the cathedral (© J.E)
Tower house near the cathedral (© J.E)
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Tower house (© J.E)
Tower house (© J.E)
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Benedict House fifteenth century (© J.E)
Benedict House fifteenth century (© J.E)
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House known as the Annunciation (© J.E)
House known as the Annunciation (© J.E)
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House known Armagnac (© J.E)
House known Armagnac (© J.E)
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Place Emma Calve (© J.E)
Place Emma Calve (© J.E)
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Sculpture, above a door housing (© J.E)
Sculpture, above a door housing (© J.E)
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Sculpture in a wall recess (© J.E)
Sculpture in a wall recess (© J.E)
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Tour Maje, place Foch (© J.E)
Tour Maje, place Foch (© J.E)
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Madonna with Child and lintel dated 1902 (© J.E)
Madonna with Child and lintel dated 1902 (© J.E)
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Stained glass (© J.E)
Stained glass (© J.E)
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