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. For a lot more information please visit: Tourisme Lot
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.
Tourist Office Limogne-en-Quercy
Tel: 05 65 24 34 28
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.
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.
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