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Rodez is a small town and the capital of the Aveyron département in southern France. Home to some 25,000 Ruthénois, (as locals are popularly referred to) Rodez has a history which has seen it swap it hands more times than most towns of its size. Founded around the 5th century BC by the Celts, it was swiftly occupied first by the Romans, followed by the Visigoths and then the Franks, before being razed by the Arabs. Various Dukes, Counts and even English troops followed heel, resulting in what is now a colourful history and a pleasant town brimming with energy. Along with equipping you with expert advice on the best tips for visiting Rodez, Hotels.com offers you a varied choice of Rodez hotels and accommodation to equal the town's heritage, with something to suit all budgets and requirements.
What's Rodez Like?
The center of Rodez is almost completely pedestrianized and is filled with shops selling artisan goods and an abundance of appealing French cafés and restaurants. If you want to guarantee a table in the evening at one of the best restaurants on offer, make sure you reserve a table in advance, else your best bet would be to arrive early before places fill up. Popular attractions with first timers to Rodez include the Soulages Museum, which showcases temporary exhibitions from both national and international contemporary artists, and a permanent rotating exhibition of the work of the museum's benefactor, Pierre Soulages - France's leading living contemporary artist and Rodez native. Don't forget to take a peek inside the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez. It's elaborate façade overlooks the town's main square and if you're lucky, it'll form part of the view from one of the Rodez hotels where you'll be residing.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Rodez
For all the French culture, history and art the center of Rodez has to offer, don't overlook the beautiful countryside a stone's throw away from the town. A wonderful setting for various escapades on horseback or on the water, the surrounding countryside boasts three lakes where you can hire a boat, go fishing or sunbathe in the favorable summer months. You can even take a helicopter trip with the family! Or walk along the river on one of the popular walking trails. There are lots of bus routes and car parks in and around the town, and you can even hire a car if you want a bit more independence to explore. With Hotels.com helping you to make finding and booking Rodez hotels an easy affair, this will leave you with more time to relax and enjoy your holiday.