Relaxation or action
The climate is very pleasant; a bit warmer than in the Dordogne to the north-west of the Quercy. Temperatures in the months of April, May, June and September through October generally vary between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. In summer it is warmer. So it is perfectly all right to stay at the pool with a book, but if you are ready for some more action, here are the activities we recommend. For a lot more information please visit: Tourisme Lot
From the top of a rock dominating the unspoiled landscapes of the Lot valley, the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is among the most remarkable sites in France. An entirely listed village, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie also appears on the list of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. Perfect for a stroll, the beautiful flower-filled narrow streets of the village are lined with craft workshops and art galleries.
Chemin de Halage
A lovely walk along the Lot, partly on the old towpath carved into the rock (1845). The walk starts at the Bouziès car park and is nearly 10 km round trip.
Chateau de Cenevieres
Open: 10-1 AM and 2-6 PM
October 2-5 PM
Tel: (0)5 65 31 27 33
Tourist Office Limogne-en-Quercy
Tel: 05 65 24 34 28
Abbaye de Loc Dieu
Not far from Villefranche-de-Rouergue, in a peaceful, verdant setting in the commune of Martiel, stands the Cistercian abbey of Loc-Dieu, whose shape resembles that of a castle. All around the monastic complex lies a romantic park complete with a lake, ideal for a leisurely stroll. A watchtower at the highest point of the park also offers a lovely view of the surrounding area.
Figeac is also a delightful medieval town. With a rich heritage, the old town is a lovely place for a stroll. For all those wishing to know more about writing, the Champollion museum offers a rich exhibition about the famous hieroglyphs decoder Jean-François Champollion, as well as the history of writing.
Sacred town and important pilgrimage site, the village of Rocamadour is perched on the side of a limestone cliff and towers majestically over the Alzou canyon. Famous for its sanctuaries and more especially for its Black Virgin, Rocamadour attracts every year a large number of visitors and pilgrims. Moreover, the village of Rocamadour is the second most visited attraction in France after Mont-Saint-Michel.
Tourist Office de Rocamadour
Tel: 05 65 33 22 00
Tourist office: 05 65 53 20 74
Tel 06 03 93 45 91
Peyrusse le Roc
Gouffre de Padirac
20 walks through the Quercy from 3 tot 9 km. Tourist Office Lot-Célé, St. Cirque Lapopie
Tel: 05 65 31 29 06
There are various routes in the region. Check the link of this bike rental:
Visit the vineyards of Cahors
Take your car and visit the Cahors vineyards in the west of the Lot. Taste the wines at the chateaux and take some bottles home!
Several tours through our region are described here:
Ferme Equestre Chez Maiwenn, Peyrelevade
Tel: 05 65 40 79 49
Centre Equestre de Seuzac
Tel: 05 65 40 73 16
You can go fishing or flyfishing in the river Lot or Célé. On this website you can buy a permit for a week or a day: cartedepeche.fr. The number of our departement (Lot) is 46.
Find more information on pechelot.com.
Hiking and treasure hunting in one.
Geocaching is a treasure hunt based on GPS coordinates. You can get started with geocaching using these coordinates and your GPS (or smartphone). What you are looking for during geocaching is always a mystery, and that is precisely the fun of this beautiful outdoor sport.
Create an account, download the app and location and start geocaching. You can find all the places where a box is hidden on the geocaching.com website, or in the app. After you have created a free account and downloaded a geocaching app for Android or IOS, you can start right away.
There are plenty of treasures hidden in the Lot!
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