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Robert Doisneau Station

Doisneau meets the Dordogne

Welcome to the Robert Doisneau station

The 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, highlighting 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 humanistic photography, which focuses on ordinary people and their daily lives.

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

The galleries of the Robert Doisneaux station

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

On the first floor, you will discover photographs of Robert Doisneau's vacations in the Dordogne and in the Lot at the dawn of the Second World War in August 1939. We can see well known landscapes, family photos, canoe trips... Some timeless photographs show us an unchanged Dordogne.

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

This gallery also includes a laboratory where you can learn about film photography through an interactive digital animation. You will learn the techniques of development still used today by passionate photographers

Temporary exhibitions:

In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Robert Doisneau train station 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 talents in the field of photography.

Find here the program of temporary exhibitions

The tourist office

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

A souvenir store offers many products dedicated to Robert Doisneau and the Dordogne-Périgord region. An original wink, a black and white photo booth with 4 poses allows the visitors to leave with a personalized souvenir of the place.

The café of the station

The Café Resto is open from April to November to welcome visitors to the exhibition, but also cyclists or passing motorists.

The café offers drinks and home-made food with fresh local products.

Tariff details

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


Dates and Times

  • May / June
    Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10:00 to 18:00
  •  July / August
    Every day 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: 10:30am - 1pm | 2pm - 6pm
  •  October
    Every day from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00
  •  November to April
    Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00
  •  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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