I love a good road trip. One of the most interesting things about France is how diverse it is. Provence is relatively dry compared to the rest of France. But then again, the weather is better than in other parts of the country This tower fascinates me. I really like the iron work at the top.
The Cathedral you see in this photo is the second one that was built in Rodez. The first Cathedral dated from about the year 500. France wasn’t a very peaceful country in those centuries and the Cathedral needed to be rebuilt. Somewhere after 1200 work started. In the following centuries, constructions stopped because of the plague and a variety of wars but it was finally completed around 1531.
The stone used is red sandstone. The cathedral was part of the walls that surrounded Rodez and the towers were part of the defense of the city.