Activities

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:

To See

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

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.

18 km
www.saint-cirqlapopie.com

Conques

Located at the confluence of two rivers, on a slope-shaped natural amphitheater near the Lot Valley, Conques offers a heritage rich in history, traditions and cultural life. The village, situated around its abbey, built in the tenth century, offers visitors many houses half-timbered facades and covered with stones. The visitor will find places of gastronomic specialties and crafts in number.

85 km
www.conques.fr

Chateau de Cenevieres

Cénevières
Open: 10-1 AM  and 2-6 PM
October 2-5 PM
Tel: (0)5 65 31 27 33

11 km
www.chateau-cenevieres.com

Limogne

Limogne-en-Quercy has all the shops and services to ensure you a good stay. Limogne is a village animated winter like summer. Come to the weekly market on Sunday morning, you will appreciate the dynamism of the village.

Tourist Office Limogne-en-Quercy
Tel: 05 65 24 34 28

4 km
www.france-voyage.com

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.

17 km
www.aveyron.com

Figeac

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.

40 km
www.ilovewalkinginfrance.com

Gouffre de Lantouy

Natural site bewteen St. Jean-de-Laur en Cajarc.

14 km

www.france-voyage.com

Rocamadour

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

77 km
www.rocamadour.com

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

The royal fortified town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue in the Aveyron Valley boasts a remarkable and picturesque range of buildings. At the heart of the town is Place Notre-Dame. Don’t miss the local produce market that takes place every Thursday morning on this square.

30 km

www.tourisme-aveyron.com

Cahors

Capital of the Lot region, with its beautiful ancient bridge Pont de Valentré.
Tourist office:  05 65 53 20 74

40 km
www.mairie-cahors.fr

Phosphatieres

A cool place when it’s really hot: Phosphatieres du Cloup l’Aural, Bach
Tel 06 03 93 45 91

15 km
www.phosphatieres.com

Pech Merle

Prehistoric caves of Pech Merle

Cabrerets

23 km
www.pechmerle.com

Peyrusse le Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc village has the distinction of maintaining a vast medieval site, the remains of which reflect a rich history. Once its population reached 3 500 inhabitants. In the 13th century, Pétrucia, capital of Bailiwick operated silver-lead mines.

49 km

www.france-voyage.com

Gouffre de Padirac

The number one site in the Midi-Pyrenees, the Gouffre de Padirac welcomes you into the heart of the Quercy region, not far from Rocamadour. You will go deep into the earth where you will discover a magical landscape, formed by an underground river. You will then go on a 500m boat ride, 103 metres under the earth, where you will reach the Grand Dôme (Great Dome) chamber, one of the most impressive in Europe.

73 km

www.gouffre-de-padirac.com

To Do

Walking

“Les chemins qui parlent”:
20 walks through the Quercy from 3 tot 9 km.  Tourist Office Lot-Célé, St. Cirque Lapopie
Tel: 05 65 31 29 06
www.saint-cirqlapopie.com

Mountainbike

There are various routes in the region. Check this link:  www.wikiloc.com

Horse Riding

Calvignac
Ferme Equestre Chez Valdine, Peyrelevade
Tel: 05 65 40 79 49
www.chezvaldine.fr

Larnagol
Centre Equestre de Seuzac
Tel: 05 65 40 73 16
www.seuzac.fr

Paragliding

Ask Theo for this, he is an active paraglider and knows the spots.

Canoe Kajak

On the river Lot or Célé

Tel: 05 65 30 29 51/05 65 30 20 37
www.kalapca.com

Caving

Kalapca is an organisation that offers many adventurous activities in the region, like canyoning and caving. www.kalapca.com 

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