Located in the northeast of Toulouse, in the Aveyron region, Rodez has 24,000 inhabitants. Perched on its 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. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Several sites are worth visiting in Rodez: the medieval town and historic center, which are grouped around the cathedral, itself in Gothic style and built between the 13th and 16th centuries, with its bell tower culminating at 87 metres; the Soulages museum in the garden of the Foirail, housing 500 works bequeathed by the country's famous child; the Fenaille Museum of History and Archaeology with its collection of menhirs, unique in France; the former Carthusian monastery, which now houses a national stud farm, to be discovered with the family; the Denys-Puech Museum of Fine Arts, which exhibits contemporary artists.
To discover the heart of the city, there is an signposted pedestrian circuit that will take you along the narrow streets lined with pink sandstone houses, through the squares, and in front of 16th century houses such as the house of Armagnac, the house of the Annunciation or the Jouéry hotel, now the Fenaille Museum. To be noted: gourmands will find very good restaurants in Rodez where they can satisfy their appetite very pleasantly!
Due to its geographical location, Rodez has a climate considered as supra-Mediterranean with a continental influence. This translates into cold and wet winters, hot summers without excessive temperatures. Nevertheless, the climate in Rodez is favourable for outdoor activities from May to October.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!