Coming on a camping holiday in Rodez means visiting a dynamic town in which art and history are combined. You'll find it really hard not to be won over by this, the biggest town in the Aveyron, located in the Midi-Pyrénées!
Few people have not heard of the famous knives from Laguiole, the Millau viaduct or Roquefort cheese! Rodez is in fact at the heart of various French specialities. You certainly wouldn't miss its imposing cathedral of Notre-Dame when you come here, which was completed in the early 16th century, and which has historic monument status. Its spire, made from red sandstone, reaches a height of more than 87 metres. It looks out proudly over the old town of Rodez with its blue-tinted roofs. Rodez is also a town in which art features strongly. Why not stop by the Pierre Soulages museum, just a few metres from the cathedral, and which opened in May 2014. Built to exhibit the works of French artist Pierre Soulages, it contains a total of 500 works and documents left by him and which are on show in this wonderful museum. This museum of contemporary art is also home to various other contemporary exhibitions.
With lots of other cultural highlights, you really shouldn't miss the other two museums in Rodez: the Denys-Puech museum of fine arts and the Fenaille museum, whose exceptional collection of statue menhirs in what was formerly the Jouéry hotel, you'll love.
When you set off for a camping holiday in Rodez, you will also be able to enjoy its special location, close to the major towns the South of France, including Toulouse and Montpellier, and close to some of the major tourist locations of the Aveyron, including the lakes of Le Lévézou, Conques, Laguiole, the Millau viaduct and some of France's loveliest villages, with the Aveyron being home to 10 villages which are listed as "France's loveliest".
The Bishops Palace, the church of Saint-Amans, the Maison de Guitard and the Tour des Anglais, the Maison Canoniale, the Maison de Benoît, the so-called Maison d'Armagnac, the Place du Bourg and the Place de la Cité are some of the locations you really must visit if you don't want to miss anything of Rodez.
Horse lovers should also stop off at the national stud farm at Rodez, which is one of France's finest.
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