La Gare Robert Doisneau

Doisneau meets the Dordogne

Welcome to the Robert Doisneau station

Robert Doisneau station is an exhibition space dedicated to the famous photographer.

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) was known for his photographs of daily life in Paris and the suburbs, which highlighted the poetry and humanity of urban life. He studied at the École Estienne in Paris and began his career working for fashion and advertising magazines.

He is best known for his photograph "Le Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville", which has become one of the most famous images in French photography. He was also a great advocate of humanist photography, which focuses on ordinary people and their daily lives.

Doisneau also worked for magazines such as Life, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He has received numerous awards and distinctions for his work, including the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1986.

The Robert Doisneaux station galleries

Spread over three floors, the Robert Doisneau station is an original place where design and originality meet.

On the first floor, you'll discover photographs of Robert Doisneau's vacations in the Dordogne and Lot regions at the dawn of the Second World War in August 1939. You'll see familiar landscapes, family photos, canoe trips... Some timeless photographs show an unchanged Dordogne.

On the second floor, the theme is "slices of life", a subject often used by Robert Doisneau. You'll discover photographs of "characters" from our region, notably those from Rougié foies gras.

The gallery also includes a laboratory where you can learn about film photography through an interactive digital animation. You'll learn about the developing techniques still used today by photography enthusiasts.

Temporary exhibitions:

In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Gare Robert Doisneau also welcomes artists for temporary exhibitions throughout the year. This is an opportunity to discover the photography of artists on the move, and to discover new talent in the field of photography.

Visit here the temporary exhibitions program

The tourist office

The Robert Doisneau train station is also home to the Pays de Fénelon Tourist Office. Here you can find out all about places to visit, activities and festivities in the region and the Périgord Noir in general. Our receptionists are on hand to help you with your research and information needs.

A souvenir store offers a wide range of products dedicated to Robert Doisneau and the Dordogne-Périgord region. In an original touch, a 4-exposure black-and-white photo booth lets visitors take home a personalized souvenir of the place.

Le café de la gare

The Café Resto is open from April to November to welcome visitors to the exhibition, as well as cyclists and passing motorists.

The café serves drinks and home-cooked food made with fresh local produce.

Pricing details

FREE admission: access to the "Robert Doisneau, entre Périgord et Quercy" galleries and to the temporary exhibition "du moment" dedicated to photography or the visual arts.


Dates and times

  • May / June
    Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
  •  July / August
    Daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (from Saturday, July 2, 2022)
  •  September
    Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  •  October
    Every day from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00
  •  November to April
    Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  •  School vacations :
    Every day from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00
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La Gare Robert Doisneau 650 route de la Dordogne - 24370 CARLUX


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