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Saint-Cernin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cabrerets at 11 km from Saint-Cernin

Visit Saint-Cernin: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Cernin is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cabrerets at 11 km and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Cernin, 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 Saint-Cernin in Occitanie.

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



at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cabrerets guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Cirq-Lapopie guide
Cahors gardens

Cahors gardens

Garden at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cahors gardens guide
Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cathedral at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne guide


at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cahors guide
Pont Valentré

Pont Valentré

Bridge at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pont Valentré guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Rocamadour guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant...

See Cajarc guide


at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Gramat guide
Gourdon (Lot)

Gourdon (Lot)

at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Gourdon (Lot) guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

Albas, a village on the Lot river, has a...

See Albas guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lacapelle-Marival guide


at 32 km (direction east)

Although quite small, take the time to stroll around Faycelles when you...

See Faycelles guide
Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Gouffre de Padirac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Cernin


Markets in and near Saint-Cernin

  • Cahors: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Catus: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (26km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (29km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (30km)
  • Prayssac: market Friday (32km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (35km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (36km)

More information about Saint-Cernin, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Saint-Cernin, France

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

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

  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (30km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (35km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (19km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (30km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (37km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (39km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (42km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (47km)
  • Jardin de Conty (48km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (51km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (23km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Cernin is in the south of France at 19 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Saint-Cernin is 478 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Cernin

Canton: Lauzès

Arrondissement: Cahors

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46360

Distance to Saint-Cernin

from Cahors (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 478 km

from Calais: 707 km

from Nice: 464 km

from Bordeaux: 173 km

from Strasbourg: 647 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Cernin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caniac-du-Causse, Cras, Lamothe-Cassel, Lauzes, Nadillac, Sabadel-Lauzes, Saint-Martin-de-Vers, Saint-Sauveur-la-Vallee, Senaillac-Lauzes and Soulomes.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Cernin

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