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Visit Carennac: highlights and tourist information

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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'

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.

Carennac is situated in the Lot department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 57 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Carennac is 440 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Carennac include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Gouffre de Padirac at 7 km and Loubressac at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carennac, 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 Carennac in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Carennac


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)

Geography and distances

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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