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Cales tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cales in Lot

Photo is of Rocamadour at 6 km from Cales

Visit Cales: highlights and tourist information

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Cales is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rocamadour at 6 km and Souillac at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cales, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cales in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction east)

One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour...

See Rocamadour guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and...

See Souillac guide
Gourdon (Lot)

Gourdon (Lot)

at 12 km (direction west)

The golden stone used to build much of the...

See Gourdon (Lot) guide
Chateau de Fenelon

Chateau de Fenelon

Castle at 15 km (direction west), in the Dordogne department

The chateau de Fenelon is half medieval and half...

See Chateau de Fenelon guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

Numerous medieval towers and other fascinating buildings ensure that Martel...

See Martel guide


at 15 km (direction east)

Gramat is a pleasant town to visit, and your children...

See Gramat guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west), in the Dordogne department

Carlux is a pretty village with the ruins of a castle...

See Carlux guide
Les Jardins de Cadiot

Les Jardins de Cadiot

Garden at 17 km (direction west-north-west), in the Dordogne department

The Jardins de Cadiot is a pretty garden in the...

See Les Jardins de Cadiot guide
Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

The Gouffre de Padirac is the most popular cave system...

See Gouffre de Padirac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac, one of...

See Carennac guide
Les Jardins d'eau

Les Jardins d'eau

Garden at 21 km (direction west), in the Dordogne department

The Jardins d'eau in Carsac-Aillac is a stunning water...

See Les Jardins d'eau guide


at 21 km (direction west), in the Dordogne department

Carsac-Aillac is home to the Jardins d'eau de Carsac...

See Carsac-Aillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the beautiful views...

See Loubressac guide
Jardins du manoir d'Eyrignac

Jardins du manoir d'Eyrignac

Garden at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Dordogne department

The Gardens of the Manoir d'Eyrignac are a remarkable garden...

See Jardins du manoir d'Eyrignac guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot

Map of places to visit near Cales


Markets in and near Cales

  • Souillac: market Friday (11km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (12km)
  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (25km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Cales, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Cales, France

What to do at Cales? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cales.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (10km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (19km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (42km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (6km)

Geography and distances

Cales is in the south of France at 41 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Cales is 454 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cales

Canton: Payrac

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46350

Distance to Cales

from Cahors (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 454 km

from Calais: 683 km

from Nice: 473 km

from Bordeaux: 167 km

from Strasbourg: 632 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Cales from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lacave, Payrac, Pinsac and Reilhaguet.

This page in French: Visiter Cales

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