Rodez - Shopping
Rodez is the capital of the Aveyron Region and is traditionally an agricultural trade centre. For food shopping, the gourmets will certainly find some of the greatest regional delights. It is enjoyable to experience the open-air markets that are held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and Friday afternoons. There, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with the local farmers and sample the special flavours of the region.
On rue Vieille du Temple, the shop “A la Ville de Rodez” is one of the best places to find genuine Aveyron products. Every Saturday on Place d’Olmet, the clothing market is worth a visit, where you find inexpensive and original items.
Behind the cathedral is another shopper’s paradise. If you walk through the narrow alleyways that connect the Place de Bourg, Place de la Cité, Place de la Mairie and Place Reynaldi, you will find plenty of specialist shops and boutiques clothing and fashion for all ages, leather and handbags, fishmongers, cheese, booksellers, bakers etc. Perfect for a leisurely stroll and shopping break while visiting the old town.
If you’re looking for a more urban style shopping, the Leclerc Mall is a huge supermarket with foreign produce, open Monday to Saturday (9:00 to 20:00), located just outside east of the city. You also may find cheap local wines there, depending on the season.