Otherwise known as ‘Rodez-Monsservin’ and ‘Rodez-Aveyron’, the Rodez-Marcillac Airport is an airport complex situated 12km from Rodez in the Aveyron department. Rodez-Marcillac Airport operates regular flights along certain national flight paths as well as charter flights to European city destinations. Spread over 3 000 m², the complex has a single terminal building that has several boarding lounges as well as large restaurant area that incorporates areas for conferences and seminars. Rodez-Marcillac Airport has a car rental service onsite, a drop off point as well as two carparks, enough for 600 cars and offering both long and short stay parking. Parking is available to passengers and visitors alike and the first half hour is free of charge.
Perched high up on a plateau, Rodez is an ancient city in the heart of Aveyron. This popular tourist destination is a classified ‘Town of Art and History’ and ‘Grande Site de Midi Pyrenees’ – an accolade given to areas of particular historical importance, in this case its Occitan roots. Book a flight for your trip to Rodez and spend an afternoon exploring the Notre Dame Cathedral. Built with pink sandstone it is reminiscent of a fortified castle, yet has a delicately carved clock tower. Rodez is also home to an Episcopal palace and numerous, charming timber-framed houses dating back to Medieval times. Its artistic heritage can be seen at the Musée Puech, built in honour of the famous, French sculptor. There’s also the Musée Fenaille with its unique collection of Paleolithic anthropomorphic menhirs and the Musée Pierre Soulages, which exhibits an extensive collection of paintings, engravings and lithographs by this home-grown artist. Outside of Rodez, in the rest of Aveyron, you’ll find stunning landscapes, home to herds of Aubrac cows, the famous Gorges du Tarn, the Levezou Mountains as well as the picturesque towns of Conques, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Najac and Millau, with its vertiginous 2,460m viaduct. Sound’s good doesn’t it? Hurry up and reserve a hotel room in Rodez or the Aveyron region.