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 Midi-Pyrenees. See also our Lot travel guide.

Albas

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

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Autoire

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

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Cabrerets

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

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Cahors

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

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Cajarc

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The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant place to visit as you explore the Lot Valley and the Natural Parc of the Causses de Quercy

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Capdenac

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

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Cardaillac

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

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Carennac

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There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac, one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'

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Castelnau-Montratier

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

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Faycelles

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

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Figeac

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The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic buildings and streets to explore - one of our favourite towns in this region

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Gouffre de Padirac

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

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Gourdon (Lot)

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The golden stone used to build much of the town of Gourdon brings much of its charm, and there are also several pretty small villages close to hand

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Gramat

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

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Lacapelle-Marival

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

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Loubressac

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Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the beautiful views make the small village of Loubressac a great pleasure to visit

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Martel

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

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Montcuq

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

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Puy-l'Eveque

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

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Rocamadour

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One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both an important pilgrimage destination and an exceptionally lovely little village

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Saint-Cere

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Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden away, so take time to explore the back streets of this medieval town

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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

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

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Souillac

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The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and well placed to explore the eastern Dordogne and western Lot regions

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For more information see the Lot 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 seasin only)
Limogne-en-Quercy: Sunday &
Limogne-en-Quercy: Friday (high seasin 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