Vacations in Rodez
The capital of Aveyron, Rodez has been awarded the “Pays d’art et d’histoire” label and boasts an exceptional heritage. Between the treasures of the historic center, the monastery, the Soulages museum and the banks of the Aveyron river, Rodez invites you to discover its many facets. Just over 40 km north of Les Genêts au Lac de Pareloup, Rodez awaits you for an intense day of discovery!
During your camping holiday in Rodez, you’ll want to visit the town’s historic centre, where you can take a guided tour of the town’s history. At the tourist office, a map is provided for you to follow so you don’t miss out on any of the old town’s remarkable monuments. You can also choose to wander freely through the streets and alleys of the old town, discovering its treasures by chance. Not-to-be-missed sites in the historic center include the cathedral and the bishop’s palace.
There are several museums in Rodez that might interest you: the Musée Denys-Puech, dedicated to sculpture, the Musée Fenaille and its collection of statue-menhirs, and the essential Musée Soulages, dedicated to the work of the Aveyron artist and to contemporary art in general. Take a tour of Greater Rodez to discover Sainte Radegonde and Salles la Source, and if you want to visit a castle in the Aveyron department, take the route des Seigneurs du Rouergue.
Itinerary camping Rodez
For your family camping vacations in Rodez or the surrounding area, Les Genêts campsite offers mobile home and tent and camper van rentals in Aveyron!
The Aveyron prefecture is 40 km north-west of Les Genêts campsite. It takes around 45 minutes by car to get to Rodez. From Salles-Curan, take the D993 towards Canet-de-Salars then Pont-de-Salars. Once on the D911, follow signs for Rodez.
Canet-de-Salars is home to a beautiful church (Saint-Pierre), a listed historic monument and nicknamed the “cathedral of Lévézou”. You’ll be able to see Lac de Pareloup from a different angle, and enjoy some great walks to and from Caussanel.