Car Hire Rodez Airport
Address & Contact DetailsAeroport De Rodez, Route De Decazeville, Salles La Source, 12330. Tel: 0565680066
|Monday||08:30 - 18:00 19:30 - 20:00|
|Tuesday||08:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||08:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||08:30 - 18:00 19:00 - 21:45|
|Saturday||08:30 - 12:00|
|Sunday||13:45 - 14:30|
Find your perfect car hire at Rodez AirportLocated in the southwest of France, the small town of Rodez has a rich history and a smattering of cultural offers for tourists. Beyond its museums, religions edifices, and picturesque streets, it’s located in a region featuring a seemingly endless choice of daytrips with your Avis rental from Rodez Airport.
Plan your journey from Rodez AirportFrom your Avis pick-up point at Rodez Airport, the city centre is just a 15-minute drive away. Over 2,000 years old, Rodez is a charming little town filled with history and religious monuments that serves as the capital of the Aveyron department in France.
From the 5th century BC, when it was founded by the Celts, Rodez’s history was marked by invasions and power struggles. It also played a role in discovering the exact measurement of the metre in the late 18th century.
A visit to the old town reveals the Rodez Cathedral dating back to the 13th century, which sits high up in the town affording great views of the surrounds below. The impressive 15th century Bishop’s Palace is also worth a visit.
Despite a small population, the city boasts three museums dedicated to art and archaeology, including the Musée Soulages. The Layoule-sous-Rodez bridge, a scenic 13th century connexion that crosses the L’Aveyron river in the city, is an impressive historical attraction.
Tourists appreciate Rodez for its distinctive south-west French cuisine. Locally produced Roquefort and Laguiole cheese are just two such offerings. Other dishes like a rich potato and cheese aligot or braised mouton tripe are served in the town’s restaurants. A central market showcases the region’s produce, meat, and cheese.
Beyond Rodez AirportRodez is in the middle of a triangle formed by three major cities - Toulouse, Montpellier and Lyon - but the region also offers plenty of smaller destinations to explore for a day trip or more.
Just 40 minutes north on the D988, this tiny hamlet is recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Set in a mountainous region, it’s a photo opportunity waiting to happen with its 15th century Château d’Estaing seemingly floating over the village.
Just under a two-hour drive on the A75, the bustling city of Montpellier is nestled along the Mediterranean coast. Full of students, shopping, and nightlife, it’s a change of pace from the laidback, sleepy towns of the Aveyron region. Beautiful squares and nearby beaches, such as Espiguette and Maguelone, make it worth a visit.
A 90-minute drive west on the D911, Cahors is a sizeable town known for its wine, but also a beautifully restored 14th century bridge called Pont Valentré. Cahors’ medieval streets, numerous cafes, lively market, and impressive monuments make for a colourful day trip from Rodez.
With your Avis rental from Rodez Airport, the south-west of France is just waiting to be discovered, and all you have to do is drive.