Lot places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Lot department of the Midi-Pyrenees region. See also our detailed Lot guide.

Lot sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Albas


Albas, a village on the Lot river, has a renowned wine festival each May [...]

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photo of Autoire


Autoire is very small but very pleasant to explore, while nearby you can admire thescenery of the Cirque d'Autoire [...]

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photo of Cabrerets


Cabrerets is a pretty village on the Célé river best known for the Grotte de Pech Merle [...]

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photo of Cahors


Best known for the famous Pont Valentre bridge, Cahors is a lively town which also has a small historic centre [...]

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photo of Cajarc


The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant place to visit as you explore the Lot Valley and the Natural Parc [...]

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photo of Capdenac


Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite small but very picturesque [...]

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photo of Cardaillac


Cardaillac is a small, unspoiled village now listed among the 'most beautiful in France' [...]

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photo of Carennac


There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac, one of the 'most beautiful villag [...]

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photo of Castelnau-Montratier


Castelnau-Montratier is a historic village with an imposing church and central square [...]

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photo of Faycelles


Although quite small, take the time to stroll around Faycelles when you are in this region [...]

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photo of Figeac


The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic buildings and streets to explore - one of our favourite tow [...]

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photo of Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

The Gouffre de Padirac is the most popular cave system in France [...]

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photo of Gourdon (Lot)

Gourdon (Lot)

The golden stone used to build much of the town of Gourdon brings much of its charm, and there are also several pre [...]

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photo of Gramat


Gramat is a pleasant town to visit, and your children will enjoy the popular animal park here [...]

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photo of Lacapelle-Marival


The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among the highlights in Lacapelle-Marival [...]

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photo of Loubressac


Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the beautiful views make the small village of Loubressac a great pleas [...]

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photo of Martel


Numerous medieval towers and other fascinating buildings ensure that Martel retains its historic charm [...]

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photo of Montcuq


Montcuq is a pleasant small town with a big church in the Midi-Pyrénées [...]

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photo of Puy-l'Eveque


Puy-l'Eveque is one of the most picturesque, and most visited, of the villages along the Lot Valley [...]

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photo of Rocamadour


One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both an important pilgrimage destination and an excep [...]

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photo of Saint-Cere


Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden away, so take time to explore the back streets of this medie [...]

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photo of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie


Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is certainly among the most beautiful villages in France, with its riverside setting and lovely [...]

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photo of Souillac


The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and well placed to explore the eastern Dordogne and western Lot regio [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Lot travel guide


Market towns & days in Lot

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Bretenoux: Tuesday
Cahors: Wednesday & Saturday
Catus: Tuesday
Cazals: Sunday
Figeac: Saturday
Gourdon (Lot): Saturday
Gourdon (Lot): Thursday (high season only)
Limogne-en-Quercy: Sunday &
Limogne-en-Quercy: Friday (high season only)
Martel: Wednesday & Saturday
Montcuq: Sunday
Prayssac: Friday
Puy-l'Eveque: Tuesday
Souillac: Friday
Vayrac: Thursday & Saturday

Selected tourist attractions in the Lot department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Le rocher des aigles (eagles)

4* Towns in Bloom

Cahors: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Cahors: Tourist guide

Figeac: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Gouffre de Padirac

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Cahors: Tourist guide

Figeac: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins secrets de Cahors

Religious Monuments

Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac)

Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac)

Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon)

Regional Natural Parcs

Causses du Quercy

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Figeac: Tourist guide

Gourdon: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Assier Chateau

Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau

Chateau Montal

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Autoire: Tourist guide

Carennac: Tourist guide

Loubressac: Tourist guide

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Cahors cathédrale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Cahors Pont-Valentré (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Figeac Hopital St Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Gréalou dolmen de Pech-Laglaire (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Rocamadour basilique Saint-Sauveur (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Rocamadour: Tourist guide