Tourist railway of Haut-Quercy

Tourist Railway of Haut-Quercy


Jump on-board a steam locomotive or diesel train at the train station in Martel in the Haut-Quercy and depart for a scenic 8 miles (13 km) round-trip, admiring the wonderful panoramas of the Dordogne Valley.

Opened in 2014, the railway station has a museum where visitors can view original posters, uniforms, train signals, train lanterns and various locomotive tools.

The route on-board the train takes passengers on a round-trip through 2 tunnels, the Mirandol tunnel which is 394 metres in length and the Painters tunnel which is 72 meters in length. The train passes over the Scourtils Viaduct which is 155 metres in length and stands 35 metres high.

Admire views of the medieval town of Martel and traditional French town of Saint-Denis-les-Martel. Take some memorable photographs from the Mirandol viewing platform, which is situated 80 metres high up on a cliff.

The original railway track ran from Bordeaux to Aurillac and was used to transport truffles and so Marcel got the nickname 'Le Truffadou'.

The track was removed in 1917 but the Chemin de Fer Touristique du Haut-Quercy Association restored the railway track between Martel to Saint-Denis-Les-Martel in 1991.

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Tourist railway of Haut-Quercy

Tourist railway of Haut-Quercy

Tourist railway of Haut-Quercy

Tourist railway of Haut-Quercy


La Gare, 46600, Martel, Lot, Occitanie, France

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