Things to see and do - Rodez
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Rodez Travel guide
Rodez : Michelin's recommendations
The old capital of the Rouergue region, Rodez is located within the bounds of two very different regions, the dry plateaus of the Causses and the humid hills of Ségala. Perched on a butte, the old town dominates the Aveyron riverbed from a height of 120m. In turn it is dominated by the impressive tower of its fortified cathedral built in red sandstone. This is 87 metres high and confirmed the high and mighty power of the bishops of Rodez.
Tourist attractions Rodez : Things to see and do
Place d'Armes F - 12000 Rodez
The current building was built in red sandstone from 1277. The impressive façade, with the allure of a fortress was originally a stronghold built beyond the city's perimeter wall. In 1510, a magnificent 87m-high bell tower was built to top the Flambo..
14 pl. Eugène-Raynaldy F - 12000 Rodez
Hôtel de Jouéry is the oldest residence in Rodez and abutting it is a modern building which does not detract from the former in any way. This is the location of the Rouergue archaeology and history museum covering the period from prehistory to the Re..
F - 12000 Rodez
Dating from the late 17C, the palace was partly rebuilt in the 19C. From the couryard there is a fine view of the bell tower of Notre Dame. Note also the double helix staircase reminiscent of the one at Fontainebleau.
1 avenue Victor Hugo F - 12000 RODEZ
Located in the heart of Rodez, opposite the Cathedral, the 4-star Mercure Rodez Cathédrale hotel is a beautiful art-deco building in the heart of the historical city center, just 219 yards (200 m) from the Soulages Museum. Perfect for relaxing after ..
1 Boulevard Gally F - 12000 Rodez
Nestled in the heart of the capital of the Rouergue region, the hotel offers a pleasant combination of modern and ancient architecture. Inter-Hotel De La Tour Maje features a 15th-century tower, a vestige of earlier ramparts, that houses 3 suites..
2 Bd Denys Puech F - 12000 Rodez
Located in the centre of Rodez, this hotel offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access and an LCD TV. Notre Dame Cathedral is located just 200 metres away. With a private entrance, each guest room features a simple décor. Some of the rooms offer a bal..
r. d'Athènes F - 12000 Rodez
The chef of this contemporary restaurant, tucked away in the business district, rustles up beautifully prepared market-fresh dishes. Excellent ingredients and distinctive seasonings resulting in fresh, flavoursome food.
154 r. Pierre-Carrère F - 12000 Rodez
In her Rodez stronghold, Isabelle Auguy offers tasty cuisine that brings together terroir and modernity, based on carefully chosen ingredients. These include platters of cold cuts from the Maison Conquet, Aubrac sirloin in pepper sauce and homemade a..
7 r. Planard, Jardin du Foirail F - 12000 Rodez
Nestled in the heart of a brand new museum dedicated to the work of the painter Pierre Soulages, this Café has a father and son team at the helm (Michel and Sébastien Bras). In a bright designer decor, they make every time of the day - breakfast, lun..
rte de Conques F - 12850 Rodez
38 r. Bonald F - 12000 Rodez
Tastes and Colours: you can say that again! Enjoy fine flavours enhanced with spices and showcased by a chef who loves what he does. He paints in his spare time and his art, inspired by nature, brighten up the restaurant interior. A restaurant that w..