Cahors is the capital of the Lot. The town lies in a meander of the river Lot and is almost completely surrounded by water. Today the city is known as the center of the famous AOC Cahors wine and as a tourist attraction.
Figeac is a medieval town with about 10,000 inhabitants, the second largest municipality after Cahors in the Lot. A relatively large proportion of the old buildings has been preserved, the city has many ancient monuments. Figeac is located on the Célé River
G28. Gouffre de Padirac
Gouffre de Padirac is a natural cavity of 75 m deep. Via elevators or stairs down you can descend and after a walk of 500m you will arrive at an underground river. A spectacular boat ride takes you to a large cave.
G31. Grottes de Cougnac
3 Km north of Gourdon you will find the caves of Cougnac with prehistoric paintings. Along an underground river there are three halls with lots of stalagtites.
G40. Grotte de Pech Merle
The Pech Merle cave is situated close to the village of Cabrerets. Within ten kilometres around Pech Merle can be found a dozen other caves with wall paintings. They are not open to the public.
Rocamadour is built on a rock in the middle of the Causse de Gramat. This is a vast slate plateau and part of the Causse du Quercy. The city is the most visited pilgrimage site after Lourdes in France.
S93. Saint-Cirq Lapopie
, Saint-Cirq Lapopie
The village of Saint-Cirq Lapopie is perched on a cliff 100 m (330 ft) above the river and is one of the major beauty spots of the Lot valley. Saint-Cirq Lapopie is dominated by a fortress made up of a number of castles and towers.
Gourdon and surroundings are nice for walking, biking and car excursions.Gourdon has all shops, supermarkets and medical care. Gourdon is the capital of the Bouriane.
S96. Puy l'Eveque
, Puy l'Eveque
Puy-l'Evêque is one of the prettiest villages in the Lot and has 2200 inhabitants, a number of restaurants and cafés. The area offers peace and space. Nature is impressing with many forests and hills and even rocky areas.
Martel, the town of seven towers and marvellous architecture. Martel is a medieval town in the Lot with cafés, restaurants and many cultural activities in the summer. Full banking services and shops are available in either Martel or Vayrac.
G154. Les Grottes de Lacave
Come and discover11 rooms of an astonishing beauty. Access to the caves with an electric train. The lake's largest room of 2000m2 and the famous Backlights room. The tour takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.
G156. Les Grottes de Presque
, Saint Céré
Discovered in 1825 and open to the public in 1922. Beside the concretions, that cover the walls, the cave also shows many stalagmite pillars, from 8 to 10 m, some slender, others bulky, unique in the South-West of France.
S211. Barrages de la Dordogne
All the dams in the river Dordogne
G213. Grotte de Roland
La Grotte de Roland consists of a path of 410 m, which allows you to discover an amazing world: the life of the cave bear, who staid here frequently over 20,000 years ago.
C237. Château de Castelnau
Castelnau-Bretenoux castle stands on a rocky spur above the Dordogne valley, 38km from Rocamadour.
The medieval village Carennac with its 400 inhabitants is classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France.
If you drive From Martel towards Gramat and you cross the river Dordogne, you pass the beautiful village Montvalent, that has a rich history and offers panoramic views of the river.
M251. Musée Zadkine
The Zadkine Museum has on display the works of Ossip Zadkine, who settled here in 1934.
M287. Musée de l'Automate
The largest museum of mechanical moving toys of Europe is situated in the center of Souillac. It offers a collection of machines and electronic moving figures from the 19th and 20th centuries.
M289. L'Ecomusée de Cuzals
Museum about the former rural life of the Lot
S290. Gabarres - Bouziès - Saint Cirq Lapopie
Boat trip on a traditional flat-bottomed boat (Gabarre) from Bouziès on the Lot River, along Saint Cirq Lapopie.
S291. Les Croisières Fénelon - Bateau Le Valentré
River Cruise with live commentary in the meander loop of the town of Cahors.
The medieval fortress of Capdenac-le-Haut is built high up more than 110 meter above a meander of the Lot river. The village is also one of the most important Gallo-Roman site of the region, known as the seat of the last Caesar's battle in Gaul.