Loubressac, Lot tourism & sightseeing

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Visit Loubressac (Midi-Pyrenees, France)

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Loubressac is 15 kilometres north-east of Gramat, towards the northern border of the Lot department and is classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. It is a very pretty village set on a rocky outcrop surrounded by woods and open fields.

Exploring Loubressac

Loubressac is one of those rare villages that are still able to evoke another time and place, and should not be missed if you are in the region. It is a magical village to explore and enjoy, and although small the trip is highly recommended.

row of ancient houses in Loubressac

Easy to explore and get your bearings, there is an open grass area in the centre of Loubressac surrounded by narrow streets and alleys of ancient houses. If you can visit in spring or summer you will also see many small gardens and hanging baskets of flowers, further adding to the charm of the village.

In the village centre there are many lovely medieval buildings made of the local white-honey coloured stone, with fine rooves in old tiles and decorative balconies, facing onto the narrow streets and the central square.

Loubressac is also overlooked by a nice 15th century chateau/manor-house (not open to the public) and the 12th century fortified Church of Saint-John the Baptist (modified in the 16th century)

Another highlight of the village is the fantastic views in almost all directions, across the valleys of the Dordogne, the Cere and the Bave rivers, and to various distant chateaux including the Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux. The best views are perhaps those from the grassy area next to the castle. It is best to visit on a clear day if possible!

In addition to being a 'most beautiful village', Loubressac is also classified as a 'village fleuri' (village in bloom) for its colourful floral displays.

open area in centre of village

Local highlights

Although it is a small village we suggest you also allow time to follow one of the many trails through the surrounding countryside when you visit Loubressac.

There are several other classified 'beautiful villages' nearby including Carennac, Autoire, Curemonte and Turenne.

A visit to the caves at Padirac (gouffres de Padirac) is also an experience not to be missed and the world renowned pilgrimage destination of Rocamadour is only a little further from Loubressac.

You can find more travel ideas in the Lot guide and the Midi-Pyrenees guide.

See also:

Map of Loubressac and places nearby

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Tourist classifications for Loubressac

Loubressac is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)

Address: Loubressac, Saint-Céré, Figeac, Midi-Pyrenees, 46130, France || GPS: latitude 44.872, longitude 1.8055

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