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Estal tourism and travel guide

Photo of Estal in Lot

Photo is of Saint-Cere at 7 km from Estal

Visit Estal: highlights and tourist information

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Estal is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Cere at 7 km and Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Estal, 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 Estal in Occitanie.

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



at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Cere guide
Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castle at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux guide


at 9 km (direction north-west), in the Correze department

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

See Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne guide


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

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

See Loubressac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Autoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west)

There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in...

See Carennac guide
Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gouffre de Padirac guide


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

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

See Curemonte guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Correze department

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the...

See Argentat guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in...

See Tours de Merle guide


at 21 km (direction south)

The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among the highlights...

See Lacapelle-Marival guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gramat guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Cantal department

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the...

See Laroquebrou guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Correze department

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

See Meyssac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Estal


Markets in and near Estal

  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (17km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (32km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (35km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (36km)
  • Tulle: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)

More information about Estal, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Estal, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (8km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (8km)
  • Assier Chateau (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (15km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (35km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (15km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (24km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (37km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (43km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (27km)

Geography and distances

Estal is in the south of France at 65 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Estal is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Estal

Canton: Bretenoux

Arrondissement: Figeac

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46130

Distance to Estal

from Cahors (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 671 km

from Nice: 446 km

from Bordeaux: 197 km

from Strasbourg: 602 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belmont-Bretenoux, Cahus, Comiac, Cornac, Frayssinhes, Gagnac-sur-Cere, Glanes, Laval-de-Cere, Saint-Laurent-les-Tours, Saint-Michel-Loubejou and Teyssieu.

This page in French: Visiter Estal

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