(Now known as the "Chapelle Royale")
map reference 1
This baroque style building is flanked by four square towers capped by strongly sloping roofs. The interior is remarkably well restored, wooden ceilings decorated with frescos, re-furbished paintings, chapels, etc...
At the height of the school's success in 1608 there were 1,300 students, the foundation stone of the chapel was laid in 1581 but the chapel was not concecrated until 1649.
The building is now used as a performance space with concerts, there is a busy season and details can be found at the tourist office next door.
Detail of statue on the exterior of the old Jesuit college chapel in Rodez
The Chapel of the ancient Jesuit college in Rodez The refurbished interior of the chapel of the ancient Jesuit college in Rodez

Index Next logo