Lot and Dordogne line Toulouse – Brive Dordogne Valley

Cahors - Pont Valentré © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

A getaway journey into nature.

Toulouse - Place du Capitole © C.Chabanette

Bye bye animated streets and squares of Toulouse! The train is waiting to take you slowly to green-clad horizons, all the way to the peaceful heart of the Corrèze.

Montauban - Place Nationale © Tarn-et-Garonne Tourisme / L.Donzelli

On the way ... the orange bricks of Montauban, the white stone of Caussade, which turns ecru in Cahors and a golden brown in Souillac.

Rivière d'Occitanie © CRTL Occitanie / Gelbart

Your retinas will be saturated with colours as you travel from one river to the other, from the Lot to the Dordogne. 

Prayssac - Lot © Hervé Leclair / Asphéries

Nature there is beautiful, wild ... rife with possibilities. 

Randonnée dans le Lot - Souillac © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing down the Dordogne: why not take it easy and enjoy the great opportunities offered by this train journey?

The Lot and Dordogne line 

Toulouse – Brive vallée de la Dordogne

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 7 days.

  • Non-stop journey: 2 hours 40 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 - Hôtel d'Assézat

In Toulouse: Pretend you are a rich 17th-century woad merchant and visit all your private mansions in the town centre, including your favourite, Hôtel Assézat.

Stopover in
Montauban © Musée Ingres Bourdelle

In Montauban: Meet the local superstars, the painter Ingres and the sculptor Bourdelles, in their lovely museum (the MIB) along the Tarn river. 

Stopover in
Cahors - Pont Valentré © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

In Cahors: Take a few selfies on the magnificent Valentré bridge. Then, explore the town centre, a charming maze of mysterious alleyways and secret gardens.

Stopover in
Canoë sur la Dordogne - Creysse © Lot Tourisme

Location de canoe? - Port Loisirs a? Creysse © Lot Tourisme, Lot Tourisme / C. ORY

In Souillac: Walk to a canoe rental spot (30 min.) and take a trip down the Dordogne, which might even take you as far as the Black Périgord!

Stopover in

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Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Lot and Dordogne line

From Toulouse:

From Brive:


Bus lines connected to the Lot and Dordogne line

In Montauban :

  • liO Bus line to Albi.

A Cahors

  • liO bus lines to Lauzerte and Figeac.

Practical information