Handy information for visitors to Cordes sur Ciel



Free parking at Tuileries, just outside of the lower town
Paid parking in lower town at Saint Croix Chapel
Paid parking in upper town at the Ramparts
Season tickets available
Reserved spaces for disabled visitors

Coaches Bus and coach passenger stop is in the lower town, vehicles to be parked at the Tuileries
Campervans Free parking by day and paid overnight parking at Tuileries, tickets include water refill or electricity



Designated parking spaces for blue badge holders are available in both the upper and lower town. Disabled visitors without blue badges may be dropped off in the upper town, but are not permitted to use the reserved parking spaces.

Please be aware that Cordes sur Ciel’s mediaeval characteristics could give you a few problems: it has very steep paths, many flights of steps and cobbled surfaces, all of which can be hazardous for visitors with limited mobility, especially in wet conditions, and everyone would be well advised to wear good walking shoes. If the upward climb looks rather daunting, you could use the small road train which runs between the central square in the lower village and the citadel, perhaps riding up and walking down. Please note that the road train is not able to accommodate wheelchairs. The town itself is quite small so it can be very busy in the height of the season, especially on market days.

If you are walking up to the top of the town, please allow at least 20 minutes for the climb.

WC and payphones

There are two public lavatories in the upper town; in the lower town there are conveniences next to the car park and coach stop. Payphones are situated in the lower town, next to the coach stop and also beside the Tourist Office.


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