In this preserved natural area the landscape of causses comes into its own.
What is a causse?
It is a unique form of land that gives the landscape a special appearance. In fact a causse is a limestone plateau that has been deeply eroded, with water filtering into the limestone rock and creating hollow spaces – caves and abysses – so that on the surface, the landscape has an arid appearance.
The park spreads over a vast area, from north of the Dordogne valley to south of the Lot valley, and includes some remarkable sites: Rocamadour, Martel, Autoire, Carennac, Loubressac, Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie or places to discover, such as Padirac, Eagle Rock or the Lacave caves.
Here you can stroll in peace and quiet, while respecting the safety regulations and the environmental code: remember you are in a preserved and protected area.
Don’t miss the Quercy black triangle: at the heart of this natural park, a special area awaits you. If you want to see the stars in total silence, here there is a 30km² area where the sky is at its “purest” in France, that is to say, with the least light pollution.
Payrac is at the edge of the park, so you will only need to travel 8km towards Rocamadour to enter this natural symbol of the Lot landscape.
For more information: http://uk.parc-causses-du-quercy.fr/