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Coming to Cordes

Coming to Cordes

Coming by Car :

Paris : Cordes sur Ciel: 665 km, A20, exit Caussade then follow 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: Albi Bus Station – 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
Contact : 06 22 42 72 11 / email : bellenger.anthony@orange.fr
Taxi Gilles – Transport should be booked the day before departure:
Contact : 05 63 56 87 52/ 06 16 30 14 90


Coming by Train – Cordes-Vindrac station (5 km from Cordes)

Contact : 05 63 56 05 64 
Daily trains (toulouse-Figeac-Aurillac) SNCF Information : 36 35 (0.34 € / mn)
Website : www.voyages-sncf.com 
In order to obtain the timetables, please head to www.ter.sncf.com/midi-pyrenees/depliant/recherche

Make sure to select the Toulouse – Figeac – Aurillac line.


Shuttle from the station to Cordes sur Ciel : on request : 05 63 56 14 80 (Taxi or minibus) 

By Plane :

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport : 90 km
Contact : 0 825 380 000
website:  www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/fr/aeroport/contact 
Rodez-Marcillac Airport : RN 1:15
Contact : 05 65 76 02 06
Website: www.aeroport-rodez.fr/

Reaching the city

Map of the City




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Parking around the city is free from December 1st to March 1st.
For the rest of the year, multiple parking lots are available (see map above).
The paid parking spaces are specified in blue while the free parking lot is specified in orange.

Note : We recommend at least a half-day for an express visit of the city and a full day in order to complete a full visit, including the museums.

Parking des Tuileries (P1) : Located at the bottom of the city, 250 toll-free parking spaces. (5min walk from the Tourist Information Desk but steep slope with stairs)
Parking du Saint Crucifix (P2)* : Located at the bottom of the city, 124 spaces.
Parking du Sol Grand* : Located at the bottom of the city, around the « Place de la Bouteillerie », 39 spaces.
Parking Cassignol* : Located at the bottom of the city, 19 spaces.

*€3.50 – all day long parking

 Parking spaces around and in the upper city : €3.50 all day long parking.
A « Blue Commercial Area » exists at the bottom of the city (A blue « disk » sticker is required) however, parking there is free but limited to 30 minutes.
For longer stays, the Cordes sur Ciel Town Hall issues parking stickers allowing year long access to the parking spots.

For more information, please visit :

Motorhome Service
and Parking area

A shaded motorhome service area is located at the bottom of the city, at the Parking des Tuileries (P1). A draining area and electricity are available. It can accommodate 45 motorhomes and is located less than 150 meters from the lower part of the city and the Tourist Information Desk.

The Municipal Police patrols during the evenings.

Paid service from April to October

Fee : €6,00 per night – 1 space and 1 token for 60 liters of water or 3 hours of electricity.

Additional Tokens : €1,00 – 3 hours of electricity or 60 liters of water.

Tokens are also available for motorhome travellers who are passing through.

Payments for the night fee or tokens have to be made at the terminal.

The access to water and electricity is unavailable from November to March, however parking is still allowed during this period, free of charge.

On foot Access

To reach the upper part of the city, we recommend to walk up the Grand Rue de l’Horloge which begins at the Tourist Information Office. (Bureau d’Information Touristique)

This way you will be able to discover the architecture and beauty of Cordes sur Ciel as well as the workshops and craftsmen of the village.

Please note that the cobblestone streets leading to the city are very steep and uneven. Allow at least 20 minutes… and prepare appropriate footwear! 

Busses must leave their passengers at the bottom of the city, Avenue du 8 mai 1945 on the stop provided.



Acces by tourist train (Shuttle)

Circulation period for individual customers :

From May 1st to July 15th and from the 1st to the 30th of September :

Daily trips from 10:30AM to 12:20PM and from 2:00PM to 4:50PM.

Trains leaving approximately every 30 minutes.

From July 16th to 31st :

Daily trips from 9:30AM to 12:50PM and from 2:00PM to 5:50PM.

Trains leaving approximately every 20 minutes.

Departs : Place de la Bouteillerie (Lower city)

Arrives : Porte de la Jane (Upper City)

Capacity : 3 cars of 20 passengers each

Individual rates (round trip or single trip) :

Adults : €3,00 / Children (3 to 12 years old) : €2,00.

Contact : Tel : 06 88 76 62 68 / E-mail : petit-train@hotmail.fr

Unloading of passengers is done on specified areas, Rue du 8 Mai 1945, close to the Place de la Bouteillerie.

Mandatory Free Bus parking : Parking des Tuileries (P1).

Disabled access

The steep medieval city presents a difficult access to people affected by a disability. The streets being very steep and paved, it is therefore difficult to get around with a wheelchair. Thus, to enable everyone to visit the city, disabled-only parking spots are available in the upper city, however, displaying of a disabled badge is required on your vehicle.

– 3 Free parking spots inside the medieval city (In front of the Church, Place Charles Portal)

– 2 Free parking spots outside of the medieval city (Le Planol)

Caution : Proper displaying of the disabled badge is required on your vehicle in order to park there. If you do not own a badge, your driver can drop you off in the medieval city but will have to park outisde of the upper city, on the appropriate parking spots.

4 additional free disabled-only spots are available in the lower city, located at the central intersection (Place Sol Grand).

The Tourist Train is also available from the lower city and allows the transportation of people in wheelchairs.

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