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Rodez

Arranging your vehicle rental online before the actual trip is a sound idea for several reasons

- The complete booking process is done at your own computer rather than at your destination where you might well be accompanied by a frazzled partner and a selection of tired and emotional youngsters
- It saves time at at the car hire desk (although you wouldn't believe that if you've stood in the huge queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It ensures that you get the model of car that you request
- The all-inclusive price is fixed

Start planning your holiday in Rodez by booking car hire provided by two of the country's leading car hire suppliers. We offer online bookings providing cheap car rental at Rodez airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have specialist telephone support specialists on hand for any extra questions that might occur before or after hiring a car.

Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car rental quotes from our partners for cheap Rodez airport car rental. The airport is 35 km from the city of Rodez.


Remarkable Rodez, is a vibrant student town which dates back to the 4th century and is stunning. Rodez is situated within the Aveyron department and is the capital of the Rouergue. You can�t miss it, for it is bang in the middle of the triangle formed by the cities of Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand and Montpellier. Rodez prides itself on its consistent record for employment and training opportunities for itself and its eight rural neighbouring villages. While plans are afoot for a fifth university in the region, employment within the health, training, food and furniture industries are booming.

Although the region is peacefully rural, Rodez offers a city charm and vibrancy that ensures your holiday here utilizes the best of both worlds.

The city�s setting is in the picturesque region of Aveyron. Its claim to fame is that it has within its boundaries the �Most Beautiful French Villages�.

There are in essence, about nine villages here that have had this title bestowed upon them. To add a little spice to the proceedings, there is more to offer here than beauty for Rodez is famed for its historical attractions.

While in the town, why not enjoy a voyage of discovery meandering in and out of the ancient alleyways. Along the way, don�t be too surprised to observe art at many a turn that dates back to between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries.

If you can travel to Rodez in the Summer, you are fortunate because the July medieval market takes place. Packed with actors, artiisans and musicians, this is a show to remember. In addition, the Estivada Folklore Festival brings the city�s ancestors back to life. Many of the events that take place involve no charge and serves as a celebration for the Rodez citizens as well as the visitors.

Upon arrival in Rodez, the sight that generally catches the eye immediately is that of the sombre/sobering Rodez Cathedral/Cathedral of Notre Dame. A marvel of Gothic architecture, the cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is revered for its medieval architecture. Observe the cathedral�s sculpture of the Virgin Mary 87 metres high. As impressive as it is, the cathedral does not stand alone for the magnificent cathedral at Mende is within a stone�s throw away.

Within the village of Brousse, the chateau here was once the stunning place of residence of the Counts of Rodez and Arpajon and is situated within an hour�s drive of Rodez. You would have to go a long way to equal the picturesque setting that awaits you here, with its Roman styled bridge and unique buildings, the setting is picturesque, making for an enjoyable day trip amid some glorious countryside. A fortified castle that exemplifies medieval military architecture occupying an enviable situation in one of France�s loveliest villages.


Conques

While in Rodez, just a stone�s throw away is the UNESCO Historic site of Conques. This special little village generally receives a vast wealth of visitors each and every year. Throughout the centuries, deep within the Dourdou Valley, a bounty of gold has been preserved including the much adored sculpture of Saint Foy.

Conques has spread out from its origins along the rue Charlemagne where once pilgrims trailed their way to the town�s 10th century abbey. A vast wealth of interesting attractions, the Romanesque abbey is but one feature that attracts tens of thousands of people. The European Centre for Art and Medieval Civilization, the treasure and the village itself (as though unchanged throughout the centuries) add to the charm of Conques.


Aveyron

If you are looking for broad picturesque landscapes and villages packed with charm, Aveyron is the place for you. Situated in the Massif Central expect to find deep gorges and sweeping Causses (plateaus) with unusual flora. The rivers Tarn and Lot sweep through the region and spoil the ambitious canoeist for unique experiences.

In the north of the region is the Aubrac which resembles the Scottish Highlands. Just like the highlands, the Aubrac embraces hostile winters and offers remote, hardy and basic accommodation to all who live here.

Famous for its Roquefort cheese, you will no doubt come face to face with its provider at many a turn, the Aubrac sheep. The cheese is matured in limestone local caves and worthy of a visit.


Rodez Airport


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Rodez/Marcillac airport is approximately 35 kilometres from Conques.

Upon arrival, there are taxis outside of the terminal to take you to Conques and other destinations. It is possible to get to Rodez train station as well as Gare Routiere Rodez (Rodez bus station) from the airport via taxi or car hire.

If travelling by road you can take the A71 to Clermont-Ferrand from the direction of the North, West and Paris. Next take the A75 followed by the N88 to Rodez.




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