On the borders of Aquitaine, Limousin and Auvergne lies the department of Lot, also known as Quercy.
Three rivers shape its landscape :
- To the north, the valley of the Dordogne crosses the department about fifty kilometers.
- In the south of the department, the Lot valley. Its course is capricious, cut with sinuous meanderings through the large limestone plateau.
- Parallel to the course of the Lot, the Valley of Célé, tributary of the Lot is also its replica in miniature.
The limestone plateaux, or "causses", land of moors and forests of small oaks, sprinkled with constructions in dry stone, are part of the territory of the Regional Natural Park of Causses of Quercy.
It is a department rich in heritage and tourist places that is waiting to be discovered, especially through its beautiful stones, hiking trails, rivers, gastronomy and of course its people.
6 villages are labeled « Most beautiful Villages of France » : Autoire, Capdenac-le-Haut, Carennac, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Cardaillac, Loubressac.
During your stay, we are at your disposal to tell you the different sites to discover and the paths to follow.
If you are thirsty for knowledge, you are passionate about the old stones, you love to walk in the narrow streets of towns and villages full of history, you will be spoiled.
The Lot, already rich in curiosities, is encircled in its northern part of a multitude of tourist places.
First of all the department of the Dordogne and in particular the Périgord Noir. Its worthy representative is the town of Sarlat, cultural capital of Perigord. Then the golden triangle of the Dordogne valley, composed by 7 villages : Domme, Cénac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Vitrac, La-Roque-Gageac, Vézac and Beynac-et-Cazenac. Beautiful villages of France.
At the north of the Lot, La Corrèze, with the villages of Turenne, Collonges-la-Rouge and Curemonte. Collonges, architectural ruby embedded in the emerald of a verdant countryside. Finally, Brive la Gaillarde, where grandeur of historical monuments and charm of the small streets that round the Collegiate. Brive, starting point towards the town of Aubazine and its famous abbey, "Les Tours de Merle" and "Les Pans de Travassac".