to see around
A great variety of landscapes within a few miles that enhances your sensation of traveling .
Towns and villages with a rich history that confer character and aesthetics to the Lot department.
Local flavours delight the taste buds: melon, lamb, saffron, Rocamadour cheese – a journey of flavours !
The Ségala in the north or the foothills of the Massif Central, a cool and green region, crisscrossed by numerous small streams.
The three major valleys: the Dordogne, the Célé, and the Lot, offering perfect holiday spots in the summer.
The causses at the heart of the department. More arid, they are often explored on foot and lead you to discover small built heritage: dry stone walls, cazelles…
The Bouriane, blending chestnut groves and causses, resembling the neighbouring Périgord with its ochre-coloured houses.
The Quercy Blanc in the south, sometimes referred to as the “little Provence.” The sun shines brightly here, and melons, lavender, sunflowers, and vines are cultivated.
(Note: “cazelle” refers to small stone huts or shelters commonly found in the region.)
Figeac, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Cahors, Rocamadour, and dozens of other charming villages that are still relatively undiscovered make the Lot department an ideal vacation destination !
REMNANTS OF TIMES GONE BY
Murs en pierres sèches, pigeonniers et gariottes quercynoises sont parsemés au travers de ces différents paysages. La présence de ces structures architecturales typiques de la région du Quercy est un témoignage de l’importance de l’agriculture dans la région au
cours des siècles passés.
12 local products bearing an official quality label (AOP, IGP, Label Rouge…), such as Rocamadour cheese, Cahors wine, truffles, Quercy melon, saffron, lamb, Périgord walnuts…
THOUSANDS OF MARKETS
Stunning markets set the pace of local life, offering high-quality local products to delight the taste buds, eyes, and senses !