Cathedrals line Toulouse – Rodez

Towards monumental discoveries! 

Toulouse - Basilique Saint-Sernin © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

Basilicas and cathedrals, all of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will add a foretaste of great explorations to your train journey.

Toulouse - Cathédrale Saint-Etienne © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

Still amazed by the Romanesque treasures of Toulouse ... 

... you travel through the rolling countryside of the Tarn only to gaze up in awe at Albi's mighty cathedral. 

Viaduc du Viaur © De beaux lendemains

Hold your breath as you ride over the Viaur viaduct ... 

Cathédrale de Rodez © Tourisme Aveyron / M.Hennessy

... and you'll have barely recovered when, in Rodez, you'll discover one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the south of France.

The Cathedrals line 

Toulouse – Rodez

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 9 days.

  • Non-stop journey: 2 hours 20 min.

  • On-board service: bicycles allowed.

  • Best seats: On the right, forward-facing.

  • Why choose to journey by train: -86% CO2 emissions. 

Tips for travellers  

Toulouse - Basilique Saint-Sernin © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

In Toulouse: From the Saint-Étienne cathedral, walk through the narrow streets to Saint-Sernin, the largest Romanesque basilica church in France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Stopover in
Gaillac © Olivier Octobre

In Gaillac: Soak up the sun at the top of the parapet overlooking the River Tarn, enjoy a dry pearly white at the Maison des Vins de Gaillac that you'll find ... inside Saint-Michel abbey church. 

Stopover in
Cathédrale d'Albi © CRTL Occitanie

In Albi: In the exceptional Sainte-Cécile cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, try to assess the surface area of the Renaissance paintings (equivalent to 2 rugby stadiums).

Stopover in
Cathédrale de Rodez © Tourisme Aveyron / A.Arnal

In Rodez: Choose the guided tour option to climb to the top of the highest belfries in France (87 metres), and admire the hometown of painter Pierre Soulages.

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Connections

 
Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Cathedrals line

From Toulouse:

From Rodez

 

Bus lines with connection to the Cathedrals line

In Albi :

  • liO bus lines to Cordes-sur-Ciel, Millau, Castres.

In Rodez :

  • liO bus lines to Conques.

Practical information