Rodez has a population of 25,853 (locals are known as Ruthénois). The prefecture city is the beating heart of the department; as it is for the urban area with which it built the Rodez community project.
The city is over 2000 years old and bursting with history, art and heritage.
Fabulous relics of the most ancient times revived and revisited at the Fenaille Museum… The heritage of a county courtyard and episcopacy that gave it its greatest monuments… Age-old sculptures with a modern feel meet contemporary design at the Denys-Puech Museum… A corten home for the artist Pierre Soulages at the Soulages Museum.
Echoes of the troubadours in Artaud’s poetry and the Estivada that brings the Occitan world into the modern age… Diverse, action-packed and top quality schedules at the youth club, amphitheatre, cinemas, university and community centre. Sporting events hosted by French clubs, national and international events like the Tour de France, Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, popular festivals, trade fairs, sales events and more. There’s always something to see or do in Rodez.
Did you know?
- The city flourished in the region in the 60s and it’s now one of the most exciting business centres in the area. It is home to over 2500 businesses in the food industry, industry and services.
- A major public service centre and business hub, Rouergue’s former capital is now a 21st century French city providing the widest variety of services.