Rodez Agglomeration

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DRUELLE

The town centre, the château and the Ampiac church are among the most remarkable sights. Here you will see the birth place of Emilie de Rodat, the founder of the congregation of the Holy Family (18th century).

 

LE MONASTÈRE

On the banks of the River Aveyron, this village, rich in character and medieval charm, owes its name to the Benedictine Abbey founded in the Carolingian period. Its Gothic bridge dating from the 14th century bears witness to an economic history marked by fuller's earth, dyeing and tanning (one workshop is still active).

 

LUC-LA-PRIMAUBE

A modern town and one of the main economic centres in the region. But it still has traces of the medieval village: Luke’s Church and the Château de Planèzes, dating from the 15th century.

 

OLEMPS

Olemps has a rich architectural heritage, with the cross carved in the 15th century at the centre of the village or its manors and châteaux, including the Château de Castelgaillard (16th - 17th centuries). There are several interesting walks near the town, taking you through the woods (Linars Wood) and along the footpaths.

 

ONET-LE-CHÂTEAU

The Château de Fontanges (16th century) is today a prestigious hotel/restaurant. The Château d'Onet-Village (16th century) was the summer residence of the Rodez religious Chapter. The Château de Canac (16th century), Floyrac (17th century), Roquette (18th century) and Vabre (18th century) are closed to the public. The Saint-Martin-de-Limouze and Saint-Mayme churches are both well worth a visit.

 

SAINTE-RADEGONDE

The villages of Sainte-Radegonde and Inières boast a remarkable heritage: fortified churches with their refuge chambers, wall paintings and Renaissance residences (Sainte-Radegonde), the Inières Annunciation, the Monument to the Resistance and the Trench of the Executed Soldiers.

 

SÉBAZAC-CONCOURÈS

An encounter with the causse (limestone plateau) and the town, with vast areas to explore and to enjoy some hiking. Nearby, the Comtal Causse presents its immense unspoilt landscapes, the peacefulness of walks between the rocks and the junipers, passing by the cazelle huts and sinkholes.

 

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