Cheap flights to Rodez
Tucked away in the rural regions of the south of France is this unique little city and commune. Known for its beautiful scenery, there is plenty to do, see and eat in this cultural haven. Growing as a “must see” place to visit on many travellers “to do” lists, book your cheap flight to Rodez today with Flybe.
Overview of Rodez
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Rodez. The capital of the UNESCO Heritage area of Aveyron is hard to reach by road or rail, and was until recently one of the most isolated small cities in France. So, if you want to be certain not to bump into your boss on your flight to the south of France, Rodez is well off the beaten-track. Rich with history and culture, Rodez birthed some of France’s finest creations, from its greatest living artist Pierre Soulages, to the world-famous Roquefort cheese.
Restaurants and nightlife
If you’re on a budget, head to Aubrac Burger for tasty fast fare, or La Table Ruthenoise for their reasonable set menus. For a more elegant setting head to Café Bras, established by Aveyronnais star Michel Bras, whIch serves traditional French cuisine in the heart of the Musée Soulages.
The open-air markets of Place du Bourg and Place du Sacré Coeur are a bargain-hunter’s delight. The winding alleyways of the city centre are a warren of indie boutiques just waiting to be explored. A visit to the Maison du Livre is a must for bookworms, while for those with a sweet tooth Chocolaterie Agnès Et Pierre is a day trip to heaven itself.
Saint-Céré Festival (July/August): Arts festival showcasing new work from over 150 artists.
Grand Falconer’s Festival: This extravagantly bonkers festival must be seen to be believed. Every July, The Grand Falconer’s Medieval Festival brings back the Middle Ages, with knights, fair ladies, musicians, and peasants leading torch-lit processions by day and night, plays, concerts, balls, fire shows, and children’s games and activities. Only in France…
New Beaujolais festival: A must for wine-lovers, this annual festival is traditionally launched in Beaujeu with a procession of barrels filled with flaming vine shoots, before they’re drilled into as the clock strikes midnight to release their delicious contents.
The historic heart of Rodez is a winding network of narrow streets and public squares. The city is remarkably well-preserved, thanks to the perimeter of the old Roman and medieval city walls.
You don’t have to go to Paris to see the Notre Dame - Rodez has its own version which was completed in the early 16th century.
In Roquefort, visitors can descend into the underground caves where the cheese is matured and stored.
Museum lovers are well catered-for too – the Fenille presents archaeology, art and history from over the last 300,000 years, and the Musée Soulages features over 500 works and documents from France’s greatest living artist, Pierre Soulages. There’s also the Musée Denys Puech, which was founded by the sculptor in 1903.
Find Hotels around Rodez
Whether you're planning a business trip or a city break, Rodez boasts a great range of hotels. Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com, making it even easier to find your ideal place to stay. Use our booking tool below.
Travel to and from Rodez Airport
Rodez–Aveyron airport is located approximately 12km outside of Rodez City Centre. The terminal is accessible for travellers with disabilities, and is easy to navigate.
IATA code: RDZ
Address: Route Decazeville, 12330 Salles-la-Source, France
Telephone: +33 5 65 42 20 30
Long and short stay parking is available at Rodez-Aveyron airport, priced from just 6.00EUR.
For drop-off and pick-ups, there’s two hours free parking. The journey into the city by car takes about twenty minutes (but do factor in more time during peak times).
The Agglobus, Rodez’s first-rate bus service, services the city and the eight surrounding municipalities. Tickets cost 1.40EUR and are valid for travel on all buses for one hour. All buses are fully accessible to travellers with disabilities.
Taxis here operate on a metered system so prices will depend on the destination and travel time. There is a designated taxi rank outside of the arrivals area.
There are plenty of car hire operators in Rodez, including our car hire partner Avis. Ensure a smooth and speedy departure from the terminal following your flight to Rodez by booking your car hire in advance - simply add on an Avis car hire option when booking your Flybe flights.