223 liO bus service

  • Rodez
  • Conques

The 223 "Rodez - Conques" liO bus service takes you to the Marcillac Valley: a slice of paradise with terraced vineyards near Rodez. You can then take the bus to Conques, a Grand Site Occitanie and Grand Site de France. Unmissable! 

  • Period: all year round. 
  • Days: Monday to Saturday. Sundays and bank holidays: service only available April 1st-October 31st (except May 1st).
  • Start point from Rodez: Gare SNCF/Routière. 

Recommended stops

Places to eat and sleep at each stop.



15 min from Rodez. Stop: Centre. Salles-la-Source lies in the hollow of a rocky cirque on the edge of the Marcillac Valley.

Look out for the tuff stone houses then visit the local arts and crafts museum. Things to see/do: A waterfall drops into the village from the top of the causse into a pool where you can cool off on a hot day. Find out more


The Pont-les-Bains stop is 5 minutes from central Salles-la-Source outside a Capfrance holiday resort: L'Oustal brings local heritage together with a wide range of activities to soak up the Aveyron countryside.

Vignes Marcillac


25 min from Rodez. Stop: Centre. This is the capital of the Marcillac Valley, deep in the AOP Marcillac vineyards.

The bustling village showcases its listed old town and heritage. Sample the local "soleil de Marcillac", a sun-shaped cake, or join winemakers to celebrate Saint-Bourru over Whitsun weekend. Find out more.



35 min from Rodez. Stop: Bourg. Nauviale is a bustling and welcoming village in the Marcillac Valley.

 It's the centre of a 180ha AOP wine designation area: it may be small in size but it's big on history and quality. The Conques monks started it all off. Hit the educational trail in Nauvialle to visit the castle ruins. Find out more.


40 min from Rodez. Stop: Conques en R./ St-Cyprien place.

A little village in the Conques-en-Rouergue area that's full of places to stay, craft studios and wineries where you can also hire bikes or take a guided tour. Find out more.



1 hr from Rodez. Stop: Conques (Bourg). The spiritual energy in Conques hasn't changed since the year 1000.

The abbey is a Romanesque masterpiece and a major milestone on the route from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela. It's home to Sainte-Foy's Treasure and stained-glass windows by the artist Pierre Soulages. Experience real local life among the brown-blue shale and slate buildings in the village. Find out more.