Travelling suggestions to some fine walk and bike destinations in
the Grands Causses Nature Park in South of France

 

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Walking & Cycling Tours Aveyron in Southern France

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Travelling to the Grands Causses Nature Park and the Vallée du Tarn
(Millau, St.Affrique, Pays de Roquefort, Gorges des Raspes du Tarn, Gorges du Tarn, Sud-Aveyron)

Travelling to Aveyron

By car

 

By train and bus

By air

 



Car     Train and bus      Air

By car

  • Take the A1, (A4) to Paris
  • After the airport Charles de Gaulle you will follow the direction of Bordeaux / Nantes (de A3) untill you're on the Boulevard Périphérique (BP).
  • Very Short after the Porte d’Italie you leave the BP in the direction of Bordeaux / Nantes. You'll end up on the A10.
  • Continue following in the direction of Bordeaux / Nantes and later on 
  • towards Clermont Ferrand. After Orléans you'll be on the A71.
  • From Clermont Ferrand it is about 3 hours driving on the A75 to Millau on  a splendid toll-free highway. The first place in Aveyron will be Severac le Chateau.
  • If you have to be in Millau follow "CENTRE" until the big roundabot with a fountain, Place du Mandarous. Most hiking tours start in centre of town if your destination is Millau.
  • You have a car-parking in Parking Emma Calvé (24 euro for a week).
  • If your hotel is Chateau de Creissels you have to drive 2 more kms. Take direction Albi and St.Affrique and cross the bridge over the Tarn. Turn right towards St.Affrique. You'll see the Chateau at your right hand side.
  • From Millau to St.Affrique  (direction Albi) is another 30 minutes (D992/D999). In St. Affrique your hotel will be Hotel le Moderne. Follow direction Albi. At the first roundabout  (traffic circle) turn left.  Hôtel le Moderne is on your right hand.


 


Car     Train and bus      Air

Train & Bus to the Grands Causses via Millau.
  • From Paris (Gare du Lyon), from Airport Charles-de-Gaulle or from Brussels:
    Take the TGV to Montpellier or Beziers.
  • From Brussels
  • From Marseille Airport.
  • From Barcelona: Train to Beziers and change on train (TER) to Millau:
    Departure from
    Beziers: 18h26. Arival  20h21 (Millau) or
    Train to Montpellier and change on bus (Herault Transports or SNCF-TER) to Millau; see below.

    The journey takes about 2 hrs to Millau and Creissels, 2 hrs to St.Affrique (with SNCF-TER), bikes free.

    Leave Montpellier with Hérault Transport
    (at 20 minutes from the railway station, from Station Mosson)
    at




    on
    Arrival  in Millau
    With
    SNCF bus
    at
    Arrival in Millau
    with
    Herault Transports
    at
    Arrival  in St.Affrique
    (SNCF only)

    at

    08:45
    11:15
    MTWTFS--
    MTWTFSS
      110:45  
    SNCF 09:55 MTWTFS 11:50   13:50
    SNCF 12:05 MTWTFS 13:35   14:30
    13:45 MTWTFS   115:50  
    16:30 MTWTFS   118:25  
    SNCF 18:00 MTWTFS 19:40   20:25
    18:45 Fri-Sun 20:45    
    SNCF 12:05
    SNCF 22:10
    Sundays 13:35
    23:35
      14:30
    00:15

    Millau .. Montpellier arrival
    Millau  leave at:  07:00   MTWTFS;  07:30 Sundays 09:05  every day
    Millau  leave at : 10:00 every day 11:45  every day
       
    1.  Herault Transports from Station Mosson (with tramway 20 minutes from SNCF-station St Roch Montpellier)  Leave at 16H30 - 2hrs or leave at 13H45 (2hrs to Millau)

    2.  SNCF from railway station St.Roch Montpellier. 12H05 to Millau 13H35

    3. Go by TGV all the way to Beziers and take the train at 18H19 to Millau (2hrs6min)

     
     


  • From Beziers carry by train to Millau: From Monday through Sunday there is a possibility of travelling to Millau by train.

    BEZIERS departure 18h26 train:  78962 arrival Millau 20:21
  • From Toulouse and Albi. Surf to this page for access to Millau and the Grands Causses from Toulouse.

 General information on train and bus (Montpellier-Millau)
  • From Paris Gare du Nord u Gare de Lyon
    -  For overnight trains to Rodez, Millau and Albi: take Metro Line 5 direction Place d'Italie and change at Gare d'Austerlitz.
    -  For day trains TGV to Montpellier: take RER line D to Gare de Lyon.
  • From CDG to ORY takes 1h30

Contact: Tel:
SNCF railway station in Millau, Tel: 0565 603 402
SNCF general informations, Tel: 0836 353 535
Bus Company Hérault Transports Tel: 0434 888 999
SNCF general informations, Tel: 0836 353 535
Busses Millau - Albi - Toulouse. 
S.A. Verdie
Tel: 0562 189 494 / 0562 188 454.
Busses Millau - Rodez. Tel: 0565 598 933
Busses in Aveyron department. All Aveyron Companies Tel: 0565 990 587

 

 

 

  Travelling to the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses from Brussels:
1 Brussels-Midi [TGV] u Montpellier [bus] u  Millau [bus] u  St.Affrique.

  • 11.25 hr Departure from Brussels-midi with TGV to Montpellier
  • 17.03 hr Arrival in Montpellier
  • 2 Brussels-Midi [TGV] u  Beziers [TER-train] u  Millau  or change at Tournemire for taxi to St.Affrique

    • 11.25 hr : Departure from Brussels-midi with TGV to Montpellier and Beziers (€ 96)
    • 17.50 hr : Arrival in Beziers
    • 18:26 hr : Train (TER) Millau (€ 20)
    • 20.20 hr : arrival in St.Rome-de-Cernon for taxi to St.Affrique or continue to Millau
    • 20.50 hr : Arrival in Millau at the SNCF Station.

     



     


    Train & Bus to Grands Causses via Toulouse and Albi
    to the lower Valley of the Tarn.
      From Paris and Toulouse to :  Albi, St.Affrique and Millau by bus company Verdie.
      TGV from Paris-Gare d'Austerlitz to Toulouse
      From Toulouse to Albi and Aveyron (Millau) by train and bus. Departure at Toulouse railway station Matabiau.

    Toulouse
    Departure
    Company Albi Departure to Millau (2 hours travel)
    Train: Almost every hour SNCF
    60 minutes to
    Albi Monday through Saturday: 08:35; 15:23; 19:33
    Bus Verdie Company not on Sunday
    Bus: 13:50 h Bus Verdie 15:23 h Monday through Saturday: 15:23; 19:33
    Bus Verdie Company not on Sunday
    Bus: 18:00 h Bus Verdie 19:33 h Monday through Saturday: 19:33
    Bus Verdie Company not on Sunday


    Toulouse - Millau

    Travelling from Toulouse to
    the Grands Causses Nature Park,
    Millau, Creissels and
    St.Affrique in South Aveyron.


      Hotels in Paris

    When travelling by train (from Toulouse-Matabiau) you can either

    • Travel by TGV to Beziers and change here for the train (TER) to Millau ( beautiful journey). €40 p.p.
      Toulouse 16H08    
      Beziers 17H42    
      Beziers 18H26    
      Millau 20H21    

    • Travel by train to Albi and Rodez and in Rodez the bus or train to Millau  €30 p.p.
      Almost every hour 60 minutes to Albi
      Toulouse-Albi  SNCF 11H20-12H20   14H10-15H20  
      Albi-Rodez  SNCF 12H20-13H38   16H28 > 16H34  
      Rodez-Millau 15H30-16H45   16H36 > 17H51  
      Millau arrival 16H45     17H51    

    • Travel by bus  (Verdie company) to St. Affrique, Creissels and Millau (€ 30 p.p.)
      Toulouse 13H45    Sun&Holidays 18H00  
      Albi 15H15    Sun&Holidays 19H20  
      St.Affrique 17H00    Sun&Holidays 20H50  
      Creissels 17H35    Sun&Holidays N.A.  
      Millau 17H50    Sun&Holidays N.A.  

       

     

     

      Millau - Toulouse

    Travelling from  the Grands Causses Nature Park, Millau, Creissels, St.Affrique in South Aveyron

    back to Toulouse.

     

    When travelling by train (from Millau) you can either

    • Travel by TER to Beziers (beautiful journey) and change here for the train (TGV) to Toulouse . €40 p.p.
      Millau   05H52 13H56 16H08
      Beziers   07H40 15H45 17H42
      Beziers   08h22 17H27 18H26
      Toulouse   09H58 19H03 20H21
    • Travel by train to Albi and Rodez and in Rodez the bus or train to Millau  €30 p.p.
      Millau 06H18 09H00 10H26
      Rodez 07H29 > 07H44 10H14 > 10H24 11H38 > 12H33
      Toulouse 10H08 12H44 14H49
    • Travel by bus  (Verdie company) to St. Affrique, Creissels and Millau (€ 30 p.p.)
      Millau 07H00  not on Sun&Holidays 12H35  not on Sun&Holidays
      Creissels 07H05  not on Sun&Holidays 12H40  not on Sun&Holidays
      St.Affrique 07H45  not on Sun&Holidays 13H20  not on Sun&Holidays
      Albi 09H35  not on Sun&Holidays 15H15  not on Sun&Holidays
      Toulouse 11H05  not on Sun&Holidays change train

       

     

    Contact:    
    SNCF railway station in Millau, Tel: 0565 603 402  
    SNCF general informations, Tel: 0836 353 535 http://www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train/horaires
    Busses Millau - Toulouse.  S.A. Verdie Tel: 0562 189 494 / 0562 188 454.  

     


    Car     Train and bus      Air

    Air

    For our walks and bike-tours in Grands Causses in South of France you can fly in to Paris, Toulouse, Rodez, Montpellier or Beziers.

    • Toulouse
      For all walks in Dordogne valley: train to Souillac
      For all walks in the Cathar area: train to carcassonne
      For all walks starting in Albi: train to Albi
    • Montpellier
      For all walks in Grands Causses, Aveyron and Rodez
    • Paris
      For all walks and bike-tours in the Grands Causses: TGV to Montpellier and bus to Millau.
      For all walks in Aveyron, Rodez or Conques: Train to Toulouse
      For all walks and bike-tours starting in Albi, in Dordogne valley and in the Cathar area: TGV to Toulouse
    • Rodez
      For all walks and bike-tours in Aveyron, Grands Causses and Albi: Fly out from London Stansted, Brussels-Charleroi, Dublin, Porto to Rodez.
    • Beziers (From Dusseldorf Weeze)
      For all walks and bike-tours in Grands Causses and Cathar area:
      Direct train connection to Millau-Grands Causses and Carcassonne


      Travelling to the Grands Causses Nature Park:
    Flying in to Rodez Airport.

    Connections at Rodez airport:

    No busses. You'll have to take a taxi. La Ligne Verte can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airport and bring you to your first hotel.
    Costs of transfer for 5 persons + luggage. (Prices 2012)
    From Rodez Airport to your hotel in:

    Rodez-aeroport to Millau € 160
    Rodez-aeroport to Creissels € 160
    Rodez-aeroport to St.Affrique € 180
    Rodez-aeroport to Broquiès € 170
    Rodez-aeroport to St.Rome-de-Tarn € 170
    Rodez-aeroport to Albi € 160


    Cost of transfers on Sundays and evenings: add 50%, costs of returns to airport are not included.


    Flying in to Toulouse

    From Toulouse-Airport you take the shuttle-bus to SNCF railway (and bus) station Toulouse Matabiau (20 minutes) and from there the train to Albi (1 hour), or by bus from Toulouse (13:45hr) to Albi and ahead to  St. Affrique and Millau.

    Surf to this page for all details on travelling ahead from Toulouse: Toulouse-Millau-Toulouse.


    Flying in to Montpellier:

    Low cost carriers:

    From Brussels-Charleroi with Ryanair
    From Amsterdam with Transavia.com
    From London Gatwick with easyJet.com
    From Frankfurt-Hahn with Ryanair.com
    From Madrid with Iberia
    From Copenhagen with Sterling.dk

    Connections at the airport of Montpellier (Aéoport Fréorgues = Aéoport Méditerranée !!!
    Shuttlebus to the SNCF railway station of Montpellier
    (15 minutes from the airport to railway and bus station).

    From Montpellier railway station by bus (SNCF and Hérault Transports) to Millau and St.Affrique and Rodez (SNCF only).


    Return-journey to Montpellier airport
    :
    At 6:50 by bus from Millau to Montpellier arrival at 09:05 plus 20 minutes to airport; or:

    At 8.35 by bus from Millau to Montpellier arrival at 10:10 plus 20 minutes to airport. 


    Flying in to Paris

    From Paris 2 options:
    1) Go to Paris, Gare de Lyon (45 minutes). There you will take the TGV-train to Montpellier (about 5 hours) and in Montpellier you will take the bus (SNCF or Hérault Transports) to Millau (2 hours).
    2) If you don't want to go to Paris Centre, you can take also the TGV at Paris airport Charles De Gaulle and travel  directly to Montpellier (4 or 5 hours).


    Flying in to Carcassonne with Ryanair

    From Carcassone to Millau and St. Affrique

    Carcassone       train Beziers       train Millau
    Dep: 07:44 Arr:  08:28    Dep: 09:10 Arr: 10:58
    Dep: 11:33 Arr:  12:18    Dep: 12:38 Arr: 14:29
    Dep: 15:13 Arr:  15:57    Dep: 18:26 Arr: 20:21
    Dep: 16:54 Arr:  17:38    Dep: 18:26 Arr: 20:21
      For St. Affrique change in Tournemire and ahead with taxi to St. Affrique.  

     

     

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