Causses du Quercy line Brive Dordogne Valley – Rodez

Vallée de la Dordogne - Lot © Teddy Verneuil / Lezbroz

A journey between causses, valleys and wonders 

Rodez © P.Thébault / CRTL Occitanie

From the rugged hills of the Corrèze to the Rodez promontory, you will be charmed by the vastness of the Quercy plateaus and many other landscapes that will reveal ...

Rocamadour - Lot © R.Sprang / Ouvert au public

... a most extraordinary site: Rocamadour, a jewel nestled in the beautiful Alzou canyon that slashes through the Causse de Gramat.

Capdenac © Teddy Verneuil

Once you come out of the stark limestone plateaux of the Causses, the train will take you into the opulent Lot valley, with Capdenac as the icing on the cake.

Figeac - Lot © C.Asquier / Lot Tourisme

Soon, the dolce vita in Figeac, nestled between two causses, will try to hold you back with its city palaces, but the train ... 

Rodez - Musée soulages © P.THébault / CRTL Occitanie

... the train is already leaving, heading to the charming valley of Marcillac. Before paying a tribute to the Master of Black, Pierre Soulages. Welcome to Rodez!

The Causses du Quercy line

Brive vallée de la Dordogne – Rodez 

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 10 days.
  • Non-stop journey: 2 hours 30 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

Gare de Brive © Olybrius

In Brive-la-Gaillarde: Make sure, as every inhabitant of Brive, that you don't miss the Saturday morning market in and around the Georges Brassens market hall, voted one of the most beautiful market halls in France. 

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Rocamadour - Lot © P.Thébault / CRTL Occitanie

In Rocamadour: Plan some time to walk from the Rocamadour-Padirac station to the historic fortress itself (... km). And then to fully explore the vertiginous universe of the Black Madonna.  

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Figeac © CRTL Occitanie / T.Verneuil / Lezbroz

In Figeac: Admire the town's charming medieval façades and enjoy walking part of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela.

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Vue sur le village de Capdenac ©Lot Tourisme - Teddy Verneuil

In Capdenac: Get off at Capdenac-Gare to climb to the perched village of Capdenac-le-Haut and instagram the splendid view over the meandering Lot Valley.

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Musée Soulages à Rodez

Musée Soulages à Rodez

In Rodez: Take a guided cycling tour on an e-bike, then relax for a while in the artistic bath of the Pierre Soulage museum, where black shimmers everywhere.

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Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Causses du Quercy line

From Brive:

From Rodez


Bus lines connected to the Causses du Quercy line

In Figeac

  • liO bus line to Rocamadour and Padirac.

In Rodez

  • iO bus line to Conques.

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