Culture and things to do in the Lot

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Cultural visits in the Lot

The Château des Anglais at Bouziès

An incredible site of fortifications perched high above the Lot river, the Château des Anglais de Bouziès is anchored right into the cliff. When you’re out boating or hiking, be sure to admire it from the road or river! The Bouziès bridge offersone of the finest views of the site.

Cénevières castle 6 km away

A visit to the fortified château of Cénevières is an ideal family activity in the Lot. It will take you on a journey from the 13th to the 16th and 18th centuries, through sublimely furnished rooms. Discover a rare alchemy cabinet, made even more impressive during a candlelit night tour.

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Larroque-Toirac Castle

Castle visits are a must during your camping holiday in the Lot. At Larroque-Toirac, you’ll have another opportunity to immerse yourself in history with a visit to the seigniorial residence. Enjoy night-time tours in period costume for a unique experience!

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Nature activities in the Lot

Hiking trails

The landscapes of the Lot invite contemplation. Discover their incredible variety on a hiking! 4000 km of hiking trails make the Lot a walker’s paradise. The region is also criss-crossed by legendary itineraries such as the Chemin d’Amadour and the Camins de Compostelle. A chance to discover the contrasting scenery of the Causses, the Ségala forest, the banks of the Célé and the hills of Quercy Blanc at a slow pace!

The towpath

From the Bouziès bridge, opposite the Château des Anglais, to the foot of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the towpath invites you to take an unusual stroll. The limestone notch in the cliff was dug out by hand in the 19th century to allow a path along the river. Admire a dozens-metre bas-relief sculpted as a tribute to the river and its environment.

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Bach’s Phosphates

The Cloup d’Aural phosphate mines in Bach are former phosphate mines teeming with fossils and lush vegetation. Looking for an unusual activity in the Lot? Discover this unique place on a fascinating guided tour.

Enter the Padirac chasm

Padirac is a mythicalchasm, renowned the world over, and an emblematic site in the Lot. At a depth of more than 100 metres, enjoy the unique experience of a boat trip on an underground river, which will lead you to discover sumptuous scenery sculpted by time. Incredibly varied concretions create a magical setting.

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The richness of nature at the Pech Merle cave

The Pech Merle cave is famous for its unique prehistoric cave paintings, which include emblematic polka-dot horses, as well as negative human handprints. Book a visit through 1 km of galleries and 7 different rooms! A magnificent example of activity in the Lot.

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Family vacation in Lot

Gramat animal park 65 km away

In the heart of 40 hectares of lush green countryside, the Gramat animal park invites you to spend a wonderful day with your family. Discover over 150 species of wild and domestic animals! A place to take your time: patience and observation promise breathtaking spectacles!

The Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse

Take advantage of your stay in the Lot to visit the Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse! The site, entirely devoted to astronomy and the conquest of space, is designed to delight young and old, the curious and the passionate alike. Discover high-quality shows and animations, replicas of famous special machines, exciting interactive exhibits and never-before-seen events.

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Lot gastronomy and vineyards

In the Lot, enjoy a generous culinary culture and renowned local products such as foie gras, Rocamadour cheese and truffles. You can also discover the wines of the Lot vineyards, in particular the Cahors appellation, with its aromas of black fruits and spices. Visit a market or a good restaurant!

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Museums in the Lot

The Château des Anglais at Bouziès

A destination with a rich cultural heritage, the Lot is home to museums with a wide range of themes. In Figeac, the Champollion Museum plunges you into the history of writing and Egyptology. In Cahors, the Musée Henri Martin invites you to discover the work and inspirations of a local painter. For a glimpse of rural life in the Lot through the ages, visit the Cuzals museum in Sauliac-sur-Célé.

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