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Cheap Flights to Rodez
When is the best time to fly to Rodez?
In common with the rest of the south of France, the high season in Rodez falls in July and August and is when the city sees an influx of tourists on flights to Rodez. These summer months normally represent the warmest time of the year with average temperatures of 26 degrees C. Along with the many tourists arriving from abroad, the French themselves take time off in these months, generally choosing to holiday domestically. This means that popular Rodez hotels can become very busy and prices will reflect this. Be aware also that some hotels and gites (holiday homes) may even implement a super high season during this period, especially around Bastille Day on 14th July and during the music festival Estivada, which is also held in July. As always, it’s best to do a little research and check airfares and room rates in advance before committing to an overly inflated price. If your travel dates are flexible, bear in mind that prices tend to remain relatively low from September until Christmas when it should be possible to grab a cheap flight to Rodez.
Rodez is a fine example of a traditional French town. Founded in the fifth century BC, Rodez offers visitors an opportunity to experience the French way of life without the crowds that typically spoil other towns in the region. Of course, this may start to change as more people discover this town’s charms; budget airlines have started offering cheap flights to Rodez, making it easily accessible to people all over Europe. The town’s main attraction is its stunning Gothic cathedral, the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez. First mentioned in 516 AD, the present incarnation of the building was built in the 13th century. It overlooks the main square and is a must-see for all visitors to the town. One of the busiest days of the week in Rodez is Saturday when the weekly market is held. Numerous vendors sell a wide range of local French produce including cheeses, meats, pâtés and wines. A delicacy that the Rodez locals are particularly proud of is ‘gateau a la brioche’, which is a cake cooked over an open fire. Another popular attraction is the Musee Fenaille which focuses on the art and archaeology of the region.
A bus network operates in the town but some services can be intermittent and may not run on a daily basis. Since some parts of the town, particularly the older areas, are pedestrianised the use of cars can be limited, in which case walking will be necessary.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Rodez-Aveyron Airport (RDZ) serves flights to Rodez and the wider region. It is about 6 miles (10 km) away from Rodez itself. Since there are no bus or train services from the airport to Rodez, the only options are to either catch a taxi from the main entrance or alternatively to rent a car from one of the companies located at the airport.