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Rodez tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rodez: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

France This Way comment: In Rodez you can explore the historic town around the cathedral, and then choose between museums or shopping!

Rodez is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Rodez. For detailed visitor information see the Rodez travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Estaing at 24 km and Espalion at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Rodez, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Rodez in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west)

The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and the castle combine...

See Belcastel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several monuments of note,...

See Estaing guide


at 24 km (direction north-east)

In the town of Espalion there is a lovely bridge over the...

See Espalion guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The highlight in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is surely the medieval houses and arcades in...

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Bournazel is a charming chateau in the renaissance syle,...

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-east)

The pilgrimage village of Saint-Côme-d'Olt, with its castle and unusual church, is...

See Saint-Come-d'Olt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-west)

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage destination, the...

See Conques guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

After exploring the picturesque village at Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt you will find lots of...

See Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the...

See Entraygues guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cantal department

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie...

See Vieillevie guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to explore, and...

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south)

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets on the...

See Brousse-le-Chateau guide


at 40 km (direction east)

The highlights here in Severac-le-Chateau include the castle and the ancient vaulted...

See Severac-le-Chateau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aveyron

Map of places to visit near Rodez


Markets in and near Rodez

Market days in Rodez: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Baraqueville: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Arvieu: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Laissac: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Espalion: market Friday (24km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Salles-Curan: market Saturday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (29km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (31km)

Hotels near Rodez

More information about Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Rodez, France

What to do at Rodez? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rodez.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Grands Causses (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (11km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (9km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (18km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Rodez is in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Aveyron department (general information: Rodez is 501 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rodez

Canton: Rodez

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12000

Distance to Rodez

from Rodez (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 501 km

from Calais: 736 km

from Nice: 382 km

from Bordeaux: 255 km

from Strasbourg: 615 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Rodez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Druelle, Le Monastere, Luc, Olemps, Onet-le-Chateau, Sainte-Radegonde and Sebazac-Concoures.

This page in French: Visiter Rodez

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