Coming to Cordes
Coming by Car Paris – Cordes sur Ciel: 665 km, A20, exit Caussade then direction St-Antonin Noble Val. Toulouse – Cordes sur Ciel: 76 km, A68, exit Gaillac / Cordes. Cordes sur Ciel, Montpellier: 216 km GPS coordinates of the tourist office: 44 ° 03’45 “N, 1 ° 57’27” E Your itinerary www.viamichelin.fr
Coming by Bus Bus: Bus station of Albi Tarn Bus line 707 Cordes sur Ciel – Albi / Albi – Cordes sur Ciel Information and schedules: SARL Coulom: 05 63 54 18 39 For more info : check the timetable
Coming by Taxi Taxi Cordais Transport toutes distances – transport de malade assis conventionné CPAM tél : 06 22 42 72 11 e-mail : email@example.com Taxi Gilles Transport should be booked the day before: Taxi Gilles : 05 63 56 87 52/ 06 16 30 14 90
Coming by Train Cordes-Vindrac station (5 km from Cordes): 05 63 56 05 64 Daily service B (Albi, Toulouse, Brive) SNCF Information : 36 35 (0.34 € / mn) Site : www.voyages-sncf.com Horaires : sncf.com/fr/trains/ter Shuttle from the station to Cordes sur Ciel : on request 05 63 56 14 80, Taxi minibus
By Plane Toulouse-Blagnac Airport : 90 km / 0 825 380 000 / firstname.lastname@example.org Site: www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/fr/aeroport/contact Rodez-Marcillac Airport : RN 1:15 / 05 65 76 02 09 / email@example.com
Map of the City
Parking is free from 1 December to 1 March in the city. Outside this period, several car parks are available:
– Parking at the Holy Crucifix (P2), down town, from 0,50 € to 3.50 € – Parking at Tuileries (P1), down town, free (5 minutes walk from the Tourist Office via the small footpath, but with steep stairs). – Parking at the Ramparts on the top of the cite, from 0,50 € to 3.50 € – Parking at the bottom of the city, from 0,50 € to 3.50 €
Parking in the shopping area in the lower city in the Blue Area (using a blue disc ) is limited to 30 minutes. The City Council issues a badge for annual car parkings : 18 € for residents and non residents.
You can obtain a token for 5 € per night from the porter every evening between 19h and 20hin the parking area) which will entitle you to 100l of water or 3 hours of electricity. For camper vans passing through water is available(1 € / 100 l water).
Reaching the Top of the City on foot To walk to the top of the city, we suggest you take the Grand Rue de l’Horloge leading from the Tourist Office. In this way you will discover the architecture and the beauty of Cordes sur Ciel, and you can visit the studios of the artists and the craftsmen.
Please note that the cobblestone streets , leading to the city are very steep and uneven. Allow at least 20 minutes … and wear appropriate footwear! Buses need to leave their passengers at the foot of the city, avenue du 8 mai 1945, in the drop-off area reserved for this purpose.
Acces by the tourist train
The Petit Train operates regular round trips to the old city from 1 March to November 30
– From 1 May to 15 June and 1 September to 30 September : Daily trips between 10:30 to 12:20 and 14:00 to 16:50, leaving approximately every 30min
– From 16 June to 31 August : Daily trips between 9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. leaving approximately every 20 minutes
Capacity: 20 persons in 3 cars Departing from the Place de la Bouteillerie (at the foot of the old city), and arriving at Porte de la Jane (the old city)
Individual rates (single or return) Adult: 2.50 € / Children (3 -12) : 1.50 € Group bookings are available from 1 March – 30 November 2010 Group Rates for a round trip (from 20 pers.) Adult: 2.30 € / Children: 1.50 € Passengers can be dropped off in the areas provided for this purpose, on rue mai 8, near the Place de la Bouteillerie. Compulsory and free bus parking: P1 – The Tuileries Surcharge for overstay (if you do not notify the carrier before): from 30 minutes: 10 € – from 45 minutes: 15 € – for 1 hour: 20 €
The medieval city has steep access which is difficult for people with disabilities. The streets are paved with cobblestones, it is very difficult to move with a wheelchair. Thus, to allow everyone to visit the city, parking spaces reserved for those with cars displaying a disabled users badge are positioned in the heart of the historic center.
– 3 free places in the city opposite the church (Place Charles Portal); – 2 free places outside the city at the top of Cordes (The Planol).
You must display the appropriate badge when you are parked in these spots. If you do not have a sticker in your vehicle, you can always be dropped off in the city but your driver will need to park outside the old city. Additional parking spaces for the disabled are located in the lower city, with 4 free spaces at the central square (Sol Grand Place). Please be aware that the Petit Train is at your service from the lower town up to the gates of the medieval city, but it does not have facilities to transport people with a wheelchair.