The Dordogne or the “River Espérance“ : whether nature, sport, history or culture, a wide range of activities is on offer.
The river crosses Lot, from Sousceyrac to Souillac, and passesnearby the most beautiful villages of Quercy, such as Loubressac, Carennac, Autoire, Martel, etc.
It also flows through the department of the same name and such authentic villages as La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, etc.
Dordogne is also the land of exceptional sites such as the caves of Padirac and Lacave.
If you want to set off on foot, diverse hiking trips are available. But best of all, try descending the River Dordogne in a canoe and share a moment of discovery with your family or friends.
Let yourself by carried by the beauty of the scenery and succumb to Lot’s charm.
From Payrac, you just need to go down towards Souillac to reach the beautiful river (some 15km).
For more information: http://www.visit-dordogne-valley.co.uk/
Situated on the cliff side, the unique village of Rocamadour is an ancient medieval town and a major pilgrimage site in Lot. In the heart of the Causses du Quercy regional park, the town is located on a 150-metre-high cliff, overlooking the Alzou valley. It offers an amazing panorama.
Succumb to the charm of its narrow streets, its shopkeepers, its history and heritage. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims and climb the steps until you reach the esplanade of the sanctuaries, where the Saint-Sauveur basilica, the Saint-Amadour crypt, the Saint-Anne, Saint-Blaise, Saint-John-the-Baptist, Notre-Dame and Saint-Michel chapels are located, and then walk along the Way of the Cross to arrive at the culminating point of the village, the castle.
Reminder: To access the castle and ramparts, and enjoy the spectacular view, there is a charge of €2 per person. You can also take the lift (extra charge) to reach the summit.
But Rocamadour also has the Eagle Rock, the monkey forest and the cave of Merveilles (“Marvels”).
To reach Rocamadour from Payrac, just follow the tourist route (which crosses the Causses du Quercy Regional Park) and in 20 minutes you’ve arrived. For more information: http://www.visit-dordogne-valley.co.uk/
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Carennac : Between the luxuriant vegetation of the Dordogne valley and the arid limestone plateau of Gramat,
Pay a visit to this typical Lot village, where you can walk along the little streets in search of its seven towers (bell towers, belfry, etc.).
The town of Sarlat is situated in Lot’s neighbouring department, Dordogne, and is the capital of black Perigord.
The village of Domme is situated in the Dordogne department.
The village of La-Roque-Gageac stands at the foot of a cliff on the banks of the Dordogne.
We recommend a visit to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, where the Céou meets the Dordogne.
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