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    The surroundings

    • Lac du Tolerme, within walking distance: swimming, pedalo, canoe, fishing, leisure;
    • Walking, cycling, MTB, maps at the reception desk;
    • Figeac, a lovely small medieval town, situated on the banks of the Célé river;
    • Saint Céré, a beautiful small town, dominated by the Saint Laurent castle;
    • Six villages which are on the most beautiful villages of France listing. For example: St-Cirq-Lapopie which has been elected "favorite village of the French" in 2012; 
    • The Pech Merle cave with its parietal paintings and the Presque cave with its concretions and 10 meter high stalagmites. 
    • Hiking Cruis one-way trip from Bouziès or Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and return on foot on towpath. Look at the picturs in our picture album. 
    • Le gouffre de Padirac, a pit cave leading towards a subterranean river;
    • Museums, music festivals, more information at the reception desk;
    • Regional markets and fleemarkets;
    • Castles like Montal, Castelnau etc;
    • Daytrips to Cahors, Route du Vin, Route de la Noix, Route de la Châtaigne;
    • Raptor show Rocher des Aigles or the donkey forest La Forêt des singes in Rocamadour, an old pilgrimage village; 
    • Canoe or kayak on the Dordogne river;
    • Aquatic and amusement park Quercyland in Souillac;
    • Treeclimbing in Accro-Liane in Figeac or in la Forêt des écureuils nearby Sarlat
    • Truffadou by steam train. 
    • Regional nature park Causses du Quercy.


    The Lot

    The Lot deparment is situated in the Midi-Pyrénées in South-East France.

    The limestone plateaus (Causses) are cut through by large river gorges such as the Lot, the Dordogne or the Célé. The Causses contain many caves, some of which with parietal art, like the Pech Merle cave.
    The parietal paintings, Celtic sepulchral monuments, medieval towns, monastries and castles are all evidences of a long human presence in the Lot.

    Nowadays you can enjoy the beautiful nature, peace and space, visit the typical markets and fleemarkets, and taste the local products.