Souillac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Souillac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and well placed to explore the eastern Dordogne and western Lot regions

Important note

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

Souillac is situated in the Lot department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 50 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Souillac is 445 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins de Cadiot at 10 km and Gourdon (Lot) at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Souillac, 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 Souillac 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 Souillac

Markets in and near Souillac

Market days in Souillac: weekly market: Friday;

  • Souillac: market Friday (0km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (11km)
  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (21km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (23km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Souillac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Souillac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Souillac.

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

  • Causses du Quercy (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (0km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (21km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (40km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (23km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (26km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (27km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (29km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (31km)
  • Jardin de Conty (35km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (43km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (45km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (22km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (23km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (28km)
  • Grotte du Grand Roc (36km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (53km)

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) (15km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Souillac

Canton: Souillac

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46200

Distance to Souillac

from Cahors (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 445 km

from Calais: 674 km

from Nice: 479 km

from Bordeaux: 162 km

from Strasbourg: 629 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cazoules, Lachapelle-Auzac, Lanzac, Le Roc, Nadaillac-de-Rouge, Peyrillac-et-Millac and Pinsac.

This page in French: Visiter Souillac