logo rodezThe historical town has 26 000 dwellers, and the Regional Community of the Grand Rodez has 59 000 dwellers, among whom 2 000 students. It(s the first agglomeration in the department. 

Rodez has all the benefits of a rural town. located at the heart of the Toulouse-Montpellier-Clermont-Ferrand triangle, Rodez is a southern french town where its pleasant to live. Its airport has a daily flight to London, Paris and Lyon.

The town of Rodez is at the center of the most dynamic labour pool of Midi-Pyrénées after Toulouse. Therefore, Rodez is also the town in the department where upper education is the most developed: universities, nursing schools, as well as many other training centers such as IUT, CCI, ...

The CCI (Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie) of Rodez has about 2000 establishments. The town welcomes top companies in varied areas such as: language training, seeds, and many companies in the computing area. 


Photo: Jean-Paul Cronimus

Monuments and Tourist Sights

  • Notre-Dame de Rodez Catherdral : it's the main religious building in the department. At night, it is lit from inside. Beautiful.
  • Musée Fenaille : historical and archeological museum, it has a unique collection of Rouergue menhirs. Other period are represented: Antiquity, Middle Ages, The Renaissance and modern times.
  • Saint-Amans Church : built in the 12th century it was entirely rebuilt from 1758 to 1761 with the materials from the old building. The outside is Baroque but the inside has kept the purity of Roman Art. The dome was decorated in the 18th century by Salinier. 



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  • The Sacré Cœur (1890-1920) afer the Basilic of Conques.
  • The National Haras (former priory).
  • The bishop's palace, its tower and ramparts.
  • The Chapel of the Ancient Royal College : former Jesuit College, founded by the company of Jesus in Rodez, it later became the Royal College rue Louis Blanc. Historical monument of the 17th, gothic style, with painted Renaissance decors.
  • Les Maisons Bourgeoises (historical center).
  • Les Ponts Ferroviaires du XIXe siècle.
  • The town will create the Soulages Museum in 2014.
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