|Round-trip from||£137||From London to Rodez|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Rodez along with the rest of France. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: France has restricted the entry of all travelers arriving from non-Schengen Member States. Nationals of France and their spouses and children, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals may still enter the country. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also enter. Travelers must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, which must be obtained prior to departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. Additionally, travelers returning to a residence in France which is more than 100 km from their point of entry, or who need to use public transport during peak hours in Île-de-France (Greater Paris), must have a declaration form certifying their reason for travel. Travelers arriving in mainland France from outside the UK, EU (except for Spain), Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, and Switzerland are requested to comply with a voluntary 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival. Travelers arriving in overseas French territorities, as well as any travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19, will have to carry out a mandatory 14 day quarantine at home or in a facility chosen by the government.. If you are looking to book a trip to Rodez and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
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.
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.