Tourist activities

Located at the gateway of Rodez, Château de Canac is a perfect place to visit the Aveyron region and its sights which should not be missed:

  • At the Pierre Soulages Museum Pierre Soulages Museum in Rodez: discover the works of the artist. Apart from paintings, etchings and other drawings, you will find a collection of sketches which served as preparatory outlines for the famous stained glass windows of the Abbey of Conques.
  • Conques: the gem of Romanesque art, a major stopover on the roads to Santiago de Compostela – Brousse le Château is located at the confluence of two rivers. Conques is one of the most important sites of the region and has become famous, more particularly, because of its abbey consecrated to Sainte Foy. This abbey which is part of the Unesco World Heritage dates back to the 11 th century and boasts, amongst others, stained windows created in 1994 by Pierre Soulages. You can also admire many sculptures and the treasure of the abbey.
  • Rodez, Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées: the Notre Dame Cathedral. The historical centre and the medieval and Renaissance houses, the Fenaille Museum (collection of menhir statues) and the Denys-Puech Museum devoted to sculpture…
  • The  Viaduct of Millau: gain height and discover the highest viaduct in the world, an architectural feat you should not miss; recognised as Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées.
  • The medieval towns and bastides: Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Belcastel, Najac, Druelle, Estaing, La Bastide-l’Évêque…
  • La Couvertoirade : classified as one of “the most beautiful villages in France”, this gem of Larzac lets you follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller.
  • Roquefort  : more than a cheese, a unique village which is located at the edge of the regional nature park of Grands Causses.
  • Saint-Côme-d’Olt : in the Lot valley, visit this village which is one of the “most beautiful villages in France”, renowned for its century-old tradition of hospitality.
  • Laguiole : visit Laguiole to learn everything about cutlery which has made the reputation of this village in Aubrac. Seize the opportunity to discover the immense dimensions of the region.
  • Etc.

Recreational and leisure activities:

  • Golf du Grand Rodez
  • Gorges du Tarn
  • The hills and lakes of Lévézou
  • Hiking and walking in the forest, in the Marcillac vineyards… on foot, on horseback, by mountain bike…
  • Etc.

Culinary offerings:

  • the specialties, the aligot, the roquefort, the pérail, the bleu des Causses, the Aubrac beef, the AOC wines like Marcillac…
  • Le Suquet (3 stars), restaurant of Michel Bras in Laguiole; Auberge du Vieux Pont (1 star) in Belcastel; Le Belvédère (1 star) in Bozouls; Le Sénéchal (1 star) in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue; Gouts et Couleurs (1 star) in Rodez; without forgetting the restaurant of Hervé Busset (1 star) in Conques.

Don’t hesitate to ask us for advice.

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Directions for Château de Canac

Location of our maison d’hôtes

Château de Canac Château de Canac welcomes you on the hills of Rodez, in Onet-le-Château. Our maison d’hôtes is located only a few minutes from the town centre and the Pierre Soulages Museum. The SNCF train station of Rodez is also very close.

Don’t hesitate to explore Rodez, a city classified as one of the Grand Sites of Midi-Pyrénées. The Aveyron region has another four of these remarkable sites: Conques, Millau, Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Najac. So many opportunities to discover the region starting from our maison d’hôtes.

Château de Canac

Impasse de Canac
12000 RODEZ

Directions

By car

DFrom the south and A75: follow the direction Clermont-Ferrand to the exit Gorges du Tarn towards Cahors. Continue on D911 and D29 towards Onet-le-Château. From D29 take route de Laissac, then at the roundabout of la Roquette, take the avenue de la Roquette. Continue on route de Sévérac then turn left into chemin de Canac and right into Impasse Canac. The château is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

From the South and A68: drive towards Albi and continue on N88 towards Rodez. At the roundabout take avenue de Vabre/D901 then turn left into chemin de Canac. At the roundabout continue on chemin de Canac, then turn left into impasse de Canac. The château is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

From the A20: follow the direction Paris until the exit Rodez. Continue on D117 towards rue de Versailles. Continue towards place Léon de Maleville. Follow D926, D1, D994, D840 and then N88. At the roundabout take avenue de Vabre/D901 then turn left into chemin de Canac. At the roundabout continue on chemin de Canac then turn left into impasse de Canac. The château is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 44.3645; Longitude: 2.5795

By train

SNCF train station of Rodez 5 minutes away

From the train station, take chemin de Canac and continue towards the end of impasse de Canac to reach the château.

Schedules & SNCF Traffic

By plane

Airport Rodez-Aveyron (at 11 km): www.aeroport-rodez.fr

Garden

Sites and towns nearby

Distances in km betwen Château de Canac and:

Town

Distance

Time

Rodez (downtown)

 

1.6 km

7 min

Soulages Museum (Rodez)

3.3 km

7 min

Moulin de Conques, the restaurant of d’Hervé Busset

35 km

38 min

Conques

36 km

39 min

Laguiole

52 km

51 min

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

57 km

53 min

Viaduct of Millau

62 km

51 min

Figeac

65 km

1 h 08

Albi

75 km

1 h 02

Cordes-sur-Ciel

87 km

1 h 14

Aurillac

90 km

1 h 39

Toulouse

149 km

1 h 52

rodez city centre

Only a few minutes from the centre of town and the Pierre Soulages Museum...