We are currently looking for a swap in Scotland for July 2021. After living in a busy village 5 mins away we were looking for a tranquil paradise and we...
Where is it?
The Lot is 1000's of acres of ancient oak woodland on three enormous limestone plateaux, or "causses". These are full of a breathtaking range of plants, especially orchids, and teeming with wildlife, such as the "Sanglier", (Wild Boar). There are footpaths everywhere. We are 20 minutes from the second and third most famous sites outside of Paris: Rocamadour and the Gouffre of Padirac.
Rocamadour is a medieval, cliff-hanging village containing chapels of relics that are still today visited by pilgrims. It is a way-stop on the great Santiago de Compostella pilgrimage route (20 minutes South West by car).
The Gouffre de Padirac is an astounding series of caves containing the great lake which you can explore by boat.
Other famous local sites:
Ancient villages in spectacular settings: Autoire, with magnificent cascade walk (30 min.); Loubressac, medieval hillside village (25 min.); Carennac, 11th century fortified ruined village (35 min.);
Ancient cities: Figeac, medieval half-timbered town (45 min. East); Cahors, the capital of Le Lot, medieval stone town situated in a loop of the river Lot; Gourdon, La Bastide Murat (fortified town) (20 min.); Brive La Gaillarde, 13th century sandstone town arranged in a circular pattern. Magnificent collection of choclatiers (45 min.).
Natural formations: Spectacular gorge walks, with, or without the rivers: Wet - Lot (40 min.), Dordogne (40 min.), Cele (20 min.), L'Oysse (15 min.): Dry - Alzou, goes through Rocamadour (15 min
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