Arriving by long distance coach at Brive-la-Gaillarde
e took the overnight bus from Brive to Paris-Bercy (and return). The bus is clean and drivers have to take regular stops to rest (there is a machine that logs their activity). We are not easy sleepers on any transport, but arrived in Paris reasonably rested and it saved ourselves a night at a hotel. The bus stops at the small 'Bercy train station', which has a metro station next to it. Arriving at 6:00 in the morning will leave you with a full day in Paris, and enough time to get to attractions further afield.