|A large tapestry is displayed at Musée Fenaille, one of three |
notable museums in the French city of Rodez.
Confinement No. 3 is coming to an end, and tourist and cultural sites will soon be open again here in France. It seems remarkable to me that we were actually able to visit these three museums in Rodez last autumn. (One ticket provides admission to all three museums.)
Our list of places we want to visit is growing. With our new freedom, I plan to resume more frequent posts here on Away to Live. Happy travels, my friends.
|Nearly of a third of the 1,500 works of art by Pierre Soulages |
are housed at the museum that bears his name in Rodez.
|Artist Pierre Soulage designed the stained-glass windows of|
Conques Abbey, about 40 kilometers north of Rodez.
His creative process is showcased at Musée Soulages.
|Spread out among 17 rooms on three floors, Musée Fenaille|
focuses on Prehistory, ancient Rodez, Rouergue in the
Middle Ages, the 16th century and the Renaissance.
|Musée Fenaille's collection of 5,000-year-old menhir statues |
is most impressive. Menhirs are the oldest large-format
representations of humans known in Western Europe.
|Skeletons found at an archeological site are displayed at |
Musée Fenaille in Rodez.
|A sculpture is displayed in the courtyard of the Hôtel de Jouery,|
around which Musée Fenaille was built.
|The Christ figure, a centerpiece of the Musée Fenaille |
collection, came from the Bonnecombe Abbey.
|Musée Denys-Peuch has a double identity: fine arts and contemporary art.|
|A huge relief sculpture is displayed at Musée Denys-Puech in Rodez.|
|The airy upper floor of Musée Denys-Peuch is reserved for |
See and taste Rodez
|This whimsical bronze statue of a young girl |
is located in Rodez.
|Rodez's Place de la Cité attracts some young footballers.|
|Rodez Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rodez) contains |
flamboyant details, inside and out.
|The tourist office in Rodez suggests a self-guided tour, |
where details such as this can be discovered.
|This monument to the fallen children is located |
|Built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 18th, Saint-Amans Church |
is dedicated to the region's first evangelist bishop. The outside is
Baroque style, and the inside is Neo-Romanesque.
|Finding a "real breakfast" can be a challenge when we |
travel, but we hit the jackpot in Rodez.
|Chocolat chaud with a side of chocolate!|