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Carennac tourism and travel guide

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

Carennac is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Carennac. For detailed visitor information see the Carennac travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Carennac include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Carennac in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gouffre de Padirac at 7 km and Loubressac at 8 km.

Carennac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castle at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Castelnau-Loubressac is an imposing medieval castle built in red...

See Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux guide
Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Gouffre de Padirac guide
Loubressac

Loubressac

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Loubressac guide
Curemonte

Curemonte

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-east), in the Correze department

In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic than many of...

See Curemonte guide
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Autoire

Autoire

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-east)

Autoire is very small but very pleasant to explore, while nearby you...

See Autoire guide
Martel

Martel

at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Martel guide
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

at 11 km (direction east-north-east), in the Correze department

The town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne you can explore the attractive old town and...

See Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne guide
Saint-Cere

Saint-Cere

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden away, so take...

See Saint-Cere guide
Gramat

Gramat

at 15 km (direction south)

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

See Gramat guide
Rocamadour

Rocamadour

at 16 km (direction south-west)

One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both an...

See Rocamadour guide
Meyssac

Meyssac

at 16 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Meyssac is a village in Correze with an interesting historic centre built...

See Meyssac guide
Collonges-la-Rouge

Collonges-la-Rouge

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

The village of Collonges-le-Rouge is very distinctive, being built almost entirely from...

See Collonges-la-Rouge guide
Turenne

Turenne

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Correze department

The medieval village at Turenne still also has two fortified towers, and...

See Turenne guide
Souillac

Souillac

at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Souillac guide

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Markets in and near Carennac

  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (5km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (20km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (30km)
  • Brive-la-Gaillarde: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Saturday all day (32km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (36km)

More information about Carennac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Carennac, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (8km)
  • Chateau Montal (12km)
  • Assier Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (0km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (20km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (42km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (7km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (20km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (27km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (16km)
 
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Geography and distances

Carennac is in the south of France at 57 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Carennac is 440 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Carennac

Canton: Vayrac

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46110

Distance to Carennac

from Cahors (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 440 km

from Calais: 671 km

from Nice: 461 km

from Bordeaux: 182 km

from Strasbourg: 613 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Betaille, Billac, Gintrac, Liourdres, Loubressac, Puybrun, Queyssac-les-Vignes, Saint-Denis-les-Martel, Tauriac and Vayrac.

This page in French: Visiter Carennac

 
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