The Lot Region
In the heart of southwestern France, Lot exerts a powerful charm that combines scenic beauty, the elegance of its heritage and the simplicity of its lands.
The Lot draws its character in the limestone plateaus cut by the valleys of the Lot, Dordogne and Cele.
The Lot has a renowned heritage for his outstanding character, the Gallo-Roman landscape to the memories of the Hundred Years War, through the palaces of the great merchants of the Middle Ages, the story comes alive in the streets of Cahors and Figeac, both “Cities of Art and History”.
The Lot has 6 villages classified among the Most Beautiful of France:
Autoire: Between Gramat and Figeac in the North East of the Lot. Housed in the hollow of a narrow valley with steep cliffs, this village occupies an exceptional site.
Capdenac le Haut: Medieval past, seat of the last Gallic battle led by Caesar and located a few kilometers from Figeac.
Cardaillac: At the gates of the Ségala and a few kilometers from Figeac, this village bears the name of one of the most powerful families of Quercy in medieval times.
Carennac: On the banks of the Dordogne with its Renaissance houses with carved windows, the church and cloister.
Loubressac: The medieval village of Loubressac, in the Lot, is on a steep cliff overlooking three valleys. Not only it offers an exceptional view of the surroundings, but it is an ideal starting point to discover the surroundings.
Saint Cirq Lapopie: Perched on a cliff overlooking a meander of the Lot. Masterpiece of medieval times. A place that charmed the artist and writer André Breton.
Man and nature have left their footprints in the cave Pech Merle and Padirac. In hiking or biking, the natural and authenticity of the Lot unfold fully. Land of excellent local produce and gastronomy, the Lot awakens the taste buds with truffles, foie gras, lamb or melon of Quercy, and Cahors Malbec wine.
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