Your stay without car at The Cuvier de Saint Martin

For a few years now, you have probably been asking yourself when choosing your holiday destination, what will be the best choice to limit the impact of your stay on the environment? How to enjoy a holiday destination without having obligation to use a vehicle?


But often obstacles arise to carry out your project: no possibility of public transport to get to your place of stay, on site no alternative to the car, lack of time to organize, excessive rates of formulas called "sustainable tourism", ignorance of the possibilities of consuming locally ...


Aware of your difficulties which are also ours (we sometimes leave our beautiful Dordogne valley for a few days of vacation!) we have developed a real strategy to facilitate all your efforts, gather all local opportunities and create specific routes to discover from the Cuvier de St Martin on foot or by bike the major sites of the Dordogne valley.


It turns out that the Cuvier de St Martin has an ideal location for access by peaceful country roads or beautiful paths to 6 of the most beautiful villages in France , to the famous Padirac chasm , to the Marian city of Rocamadour , to caves or castles ... you will have to make choices!


Because our commitment is serious and not based on marketing, this car-free stay offer is offered to you at affordable rates without supplements and will allow you to consume locally the best products of the Dordogne valley.


Prepare your luggage, you have found the solution for a different holiday, a new form of stay more in keeping with your convictions and in perfect harmony with the Dordogne valley classified as a world biosphere reserve and the Causses du Quercy natural park labeled world geopark by Unesco.

1. How to reach the Cuvier de Saint Martin without a car ?

Rocamadour in the past


Since the Middle Ages travelers from all over Europe had, like you, the purpose of visiting Rocamadour and its region.


Don't panic, it's not as complicated as it seems! We will explain everything to you.

Brive Vallée de la Dordogne Airport

The airport Brive - vallée de la Dordogne is at  42 km from the Cuvier de Saint Martin You'll arrive quickly with less fatigue in the Dordogne valley.


  • 3 daily flights all year round from Monday to Friday and 1 flight on Sunday to  Paris Orly provided by  Air France.
  • 2 flights a week on Wenesday and Saturday vols from April to October to London Stansted provided by Ryanair.
  • Ajaccio : 1 flight a week on Saturday from May to September provided by Air France.
  • Porto : 2 flights a week on Monday and Friday all year round.

To reach the Cuvier from the airport 2 solutions :

  • We can pick you up for 90 € TTC
  • You can use other solutions :  taxis, Uber... see here
Railway station fo Biars sur Cère



The station of  Biars sur Cère is at 3km from the Cuvier de Saint Martin. We can come and pick you there for free.


Daily rail connection with  Brive la Gaillarde (connection with Paris Gare d'Austerlitz ) and Aurillac (Connection with Clermont-Ferrand).

To book your tickets :  oui sncf


Coach to reach the Cuvier of Saint Martin

To arrive to  Brive la Gaillarde here are some examples of connections by coach with Flixbus Company, see also  Blablabus  :

  • Porto
  • Barcelone
  • Toulouse
  • Bordeaux
  • Lyon
  • Dijon
  • Paris
  • Nantes
  • Lille
  • Bruxelles...see the map here

2. How to move from the Cuvier of Saint Martin ?

Travelling on foot or by bicycles from the Cuvier de Saint Martin :

Tourist sites not to be missed at less than 2h30 on foot or 1 h by bicycles

from the Cuvier de Saint Martin :

  • The fort of  Castelnau-Bretenoux : 900m
  • One of the most village of France of Autoire : 5.6 km
  • The Renaissance Chateau of Montal : 6km
  • One of the most village of France of Loubressac : 6,2 km
  • Caves of Presque : 7 km
  • The castle of Laurent les Tours and its museum Jean Lurçat : 8km.
  •  One of the most village of France of Carennac : 10 km
  • The chasm of  Padirac : 10 km
  • One of the most village of France of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne : 11 km

Mélissa Ayroles Laverdet

Saint Martin des Bois                     46130 Prudhomat                     


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