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    South Nave
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    Jesus on the Mount of Olives
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Rodez Things to Do

  • Always take a walk

    As soon as we settle in, we go for a walk to see what is in the immediate area. In this case, we knew the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral was nearby since we could see it from our hotel window. We had done a laundry so had been up and down the street by the hotel. Next we walked up and entered the cathedral, took some photos and then exited to...

  • The Courtyard at Maison Molinier & Other...

    In the courtyard at the Maison Molonier is the old Well which has bas reliefs around it base. The outer walls are entered through a fine set of doors that lead to the courtyard. A little further the next street further south stands the Prefecture.

  • The Area Around the Cathedral Is Vieux...

    Immediately north of the Cathedral stands the Episcopal Palace. One street beyond the southern side of the cathedral is the Chapel of the Jesuits. Both of these is are 17C. In the 20C the chapel became a school which M. Foch first attended as a youngster and adjacent is the Pl. named for him. The area and part of the buildings are the exposition...

  • The Famous Stalls in the Choir

    At the depth of the choir, just east of the nave, is an enormous extent of stalls, numbering 62, all beautifully carved in oak with misericords. They were created and installed in 1482 by Andre Sulpice, with added statues between sets of seats, such as one ofSt. Jacques of Compostella as a Pilgrim. Just north of the stalls is delicate casework...

  • More Figures from 14 to 16C

    The most attractive item is a 1523 group showing the Deposition with its attendants attired in the period of its creation. Not far off near the Altar, is a full length effigy of the Bishop Gilbert de Cantobre. In another chapel nearby are three sets of early paintings in groups of 6 showing what seem to be martyrs and associated or unknown events.

  • The Cathedral Has Many Fine Interior...

    The oldest works in the church are sarcophagi from the earlier church which today are found near the beginning of the nave. The one from the 6thC shows 9 Apostles as bas-reliefs and both are of marble. Further up the nave on the right side is a large Mount of Olive retable from the 14thC with a central wooden Jesus praying as his Apostles sleep....

  • The Cathedral Interior Has Tall Compact...

    The body of the cathedral was built in stages starting in 1277 with the absidium and part of the choir, followed in the latter part of the next century by transepts and the first two bays of the nave and the last finally being completing in the 15C. After this , at the end of that century the two elaborate doorways were created in the north and...

  • The Beautiful Belfry

    In the 14C a free standing Belfry was created at the Northeast edge of the church built to the top of its third level. The top three levels were added in 1525 in octagonal shape, with flamboyant carving and especially sculptures on the fifth level. The total height is 87 m and is the most outstanding aspect of the church.

  • See the Outside of the Cathedral

    The entrance to the Cathedral is via the main door in the Northern Nave through the portal of the Bishop. Here one sees a fine lintel and a tympanum with a Crowning of the Virgin, while the lintel below is decorated by scenes of the Nativity, an Adoration with Shepherds and the Magi and finally a Presentation at the Temple. Surrounding this there...


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  • Mercure Cathedrale Rodez

    1 avenue Victor Hugo, Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees, 12000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Ferme De Bourran Hotel

    Rue de Berlin, Quartier de Bourran, Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees, 12000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Du Midi

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