Capdenac-Gare owes its birth to the creation of a station on the former commune of Saint-Julien-d’Empare, in 1857. Soon, it became a hub for the entire southern Massif Central, so that the small railroad hamlet was transformed into an urban center. In its early days, the station was a leading crossroads with 5 directions.
Today, this modern town, a mushroom town of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stands out in its rural environment for its great homogeneity of construction and its architecture where the influence of the big cities can be read.
Let’s wander through the streets of this atypical city, erected in a few decades: a regular plan, wide squares, housing blocks embellished with gardens.