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  • 1 Musée Fenaille Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Notre Dame Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Episcopal Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 4 Corbières and Raynalde Towers

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd d'Estournel F - 12000 Rodez

    These two 15C towers are the vestiges of the town's perimeter walls and thirty towers which used to fortify Rodez.

  • 5 Hôtel Delauro

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    imp. Cambon F - 12000 Rodez

    Formerly a canonical residence, this 17C building was restored by a charitable group, the Compagnons du Devoir, who made it their base.

  • 6 Place de la Cité

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Cité F - 12000 Rodez

    The square is decorated with a statue of an eminent native of the town, Monseigneur Affre, who became archbishop of Paris and who was killed on the 25 June 1848 on a barricade in the faubourg Saint-Antoine as he was trying to stop the fighting.

  • 7 Embergues Public square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de l'Embergue F - 12000 Rodez

    Between the Ruede Bonald and the Ruede l'Embergues, which are bordered by old houses, antique shops and craft work shops, you will find this public square which is a sort of Italian square that is very lively in the summer with its vast array of café..

  • 8 Maison de Guitard (The English Tower)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Bosc F - 12000 Rodez

    The Guitards were bankers who settled in Rodez in the 14C. Note the beautiful twinned windows and the massive fortified tower.

  • 9 Maison de Benoît

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. d'Estaing F - 12000 Rodez

    Two sides of the courtyard (private) of this Renaissance dwelling are constituted by a Gothic gallery.

  • 10 Maison Molinier

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 r. Penavayre F - 12000 Rodez

    This old canonical house (15C century) is has an enclosing wall in front of it which is surmounted by a gallery and two Gothic loggias.

  • 11 Jesuit Chapel (Foch chapel)

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Maréchal-Foch F - 12000 Rodez

    Built in the 17C in the Baroque style, this chapel is today used as a conference and exhibition hall. It was named Foch Chapel in honour of a pupil from the neighbouring secondary school who was to become the future French marshal. You will also see ..

  • 12 Place du Bourg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Bourg F - 12000 Rodez

    This is the centre of the old district of Rodez - the quarter for aristocrats and merchants, as opposed to the Cité (the episcopal powerbase). It has retained its commercial identity and is surrounded by lively pedestrian areas full of shops. Note th..

  • 13 House of the Annunciation

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Bourg F - 12000 Rodez

    This 16C dwelling is named after a relief of the Annunciation placed on a corner turret.

  • 14 Maison dite d'Armagnac

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 pl. de l'Omet F - 12000 Rodez

    On the façade of this beautiful 16C building you will see some charming medallions bearing the effigy of the Countesses of Rodez.

  • 15 Church of St Amans

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Bourg F - 12000 Rodez

    Built in the 12C (surprising on first sight, since its exterior was remodelled in the 18C), this church has some beautiful Romanesque capitals. In the chancel and the ambulatory, note the 16C tapestries. The baptismal chapel houses a curious statue o..

  • 16 François-Fabié

    Nature and gardens

    bd Galy F - 12000 Rodez

    This square situated in the boulevards developed on the site of the old ramparts offers a good view of the Ségala and is decorated with a statue in memory of the poet François Fabié (1846-1926).

  • 17 Denys Puech museum

    Museums and art

    pl. Georges-Clemenceau F - 12000 Rodez

    Aveyron Academy sculptor Denys Puech (1854-1942) founded this museum in 1910. It is home to permanent collections from the 19C and 20C, dedicated to Puech and other artists from the Aveyron region. The museum also hosts temporary modern art exhibitio..

  • 18 Stud Farm

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    r. Eugène-Loup F - 12000 Rodez

    The old 16C-17C Carthusian monastery is today used for the rearing of Anglo-Arab stallions as well as draught-horses such as the Breton post-horse.

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