Fontanes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Montpezat-de-Quercy at 8 km from Fontanes

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Fontanes is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpezat-de-Quercy at 8 km and Castelnau-Montratier at 12 km.

Fontanes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Montpezat-de-Quercy village has a lovely centre with arcaded houses and a 14th...

See Montpezat-de-Quercy guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Castelnau-Montratier guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

Best known for the famous Pont Valentre bridge, Cahors is a lively...

See Cahors guide
Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cathedral at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

The cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Cahors is an unusual 12th century cathedral...

See Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne guide
Pont Valentré

Pont Valentré

Bridge at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

Pont Valentré in Cahors is an impressive fortified bridge from the middle...

See Pont Valentré guide
Cahors gardens

Cahors gardens

Garden at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

The secret gardens of Cahors are charming and following the garden route...

See Cahors gardens guide


at 22 km (direction south), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The focus in the small bastide town of Réalville is the main...

See Realville guide


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

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is certainly among the most beautiful villages in France, with its...

See Saint-Cirq-Lapopie guide


at 23 km (direction west)

Montcuq is a pleasant small town with a big church in the...

See Montcuq guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The 14th century House of Wolves is just one of the interesting...

See Caylus guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

Cabrerets is a pretty village on the Célé river best known for...

See Cabrerets guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Albas guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Close to the Gorges de l'Aveyron, the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is...

See Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The village of Parisot is very small but also very picturesque so...

See Parisot guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontanes


Markets in and near Fontanes

  • Montpezat-de-Quercy: market Saturday (8km)
  • Cahors: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Caussade: market Monday all day (17km)
  • Septfonds: market Wednesday & Wednesday (18km)
  • Montcuq: market Sunday (24km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (24km)
  • Negrepelisse: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val: market Sunday (27km)
  • Lafrancaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (29km)

More information about Fontanes, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Fontanes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (31km)
  • Assier Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (16km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin (29km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (33km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (46km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (14km)

Geography and distances

Fontanes is in the south of France at 16 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Fontanes is 510 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontanes

Canton: Lalbenque

Arrondissement: Cahors

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46230

Distance to Fontanes

from Cahors (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 510 km

from Calais: 739 km

from Nice: 466 km

from Bordeaux: 174 km

from Strasbourg: 674 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belfort-du-Quercy, Lalbenque, Montdoumerc and Saint-Paul-de-Loubressac.

This page in French: Visiter Fontanes