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Located at the foot of the Massif Central and less than a two-hour drive from the Mediterranean, Rodez is the capital of the Aveyron Region. This picturesque region is one of the best kept secrets in France for foreigners, offering more attractions than you would expect. Rodez is surrounded by several villages-communities that contribute to the town as a tourist destination and that have great cultural and historical assets. While in Rodez you will enjoy city pleasures without leaving the countryside and vice versa. Just take your time since there is a lot to see in and around Rodez.


Population 24,500
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00-19.00 but smaller shops may be closed at lunch time (between 12.00-14.00). Stores are closed on Sunday and public holidays except for annual sales events.
Newspapers La Dépêche du Midi
Midi Libre
Le Rouergat
Emergency numbers Police / emergency: 17
Ambulance: 15
Fire: 18
Tourist information Office du Tourisme du Grand Rodez
24 Boulevard Denys Puech
+33 565 75 76 77