Getaways near the campsite
During the holidays, you don’t always want to go on big excursions and a short walk in the middle of the afternoon or in the morning gives you time to relax in the peace and quiet of our campsite in the Lot.
Here are a few ideas for nearby escapades (radius of 20 km), depending on your wishes: visits to authentic villages, castles, outdoor leisure activities or a gastronomic trip !
You can also discover some “local” escapes in the “Florent’s treasures” section.
The Castle of Bonaguil
The castle of Bonaguil near Fumel is one of the most beautiful castles in France.
This fortress was built in the 13th century, then transformed and enlarged in the 15th and 16th centuries by Baron Bérenger de Roquefeuil and is equipped with an impressive defence system. A perfect example of the evolution of architecture and military techniques from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the beginnings of Vauban-style fortifications, Bonaguil Castle takes young and old on a real journey back to the time of the knights. The keep, towers and turrets, barbican, chicane, casemate, gun ports, drawbridge and ditches are all evidence of this.
The top of the keep, with its panoramic terrace, offers a superb view of the entire fortress and the surrounding green landscape.
During the first week of August, the Bonaguil-Fumel festival offers plays at the castle of Bonaguil and at the Théâtre de la Nature in Fumel.
The bastide of Monflanquin
A charming medieval bastide dominating a hilly landscape of hills and orchards. Its central square lined with arcades, its Gothic church, its stone-paved streets, its half-timbered facades decorated with flowers and numerous pontets (covered passageways on the floor between two houses) but also buildings of character such as the house of the Black Prince make it special. The charm of this “little Tuscany” is instantaneous.
The Place des Arcades in Monflanquin has hosted a market every Thursday morning since 1256 and in July and August, a local producers’ market is held on Thursday evenings.
On 15 August, the Médiévales de Monflanquin brings back to life the times of the Middle Ages, with entertainment, shows, parades, a medieval market and banquet.
Between sky and water, Puy l’Evêque is a very pretty village built on a rocky promontory reflected in the Lot. Located on the borders of Quercy and Périgord, in the heart of the Cahors vineyards, Puy-l’Evèque invites you to discover the many vestiges of its distant past: superb ochre-coloured medieval houses, its 13th century keep, its hanging gardens, the old trading post which testifies to the strong influence of this village in the Lot valley until the end of the 14th century. The maze of its narrow streets, its flowery staircases and its proximity to the river Lot add to the charm of the place.
Fumel and the Libos regional market
A short walk around Fumel. Don’t miss the terrace and the French garden of the castle which dominates the Lot and offers a panoramic view of the whole surrounding valley. Nearby, the traditional market of Monsempron-Libos is one of the most beautiful markets in the South West. Every Thursday, from 6am, local producers and traders offer quality local products in a colourful atmosphere. A nice morning stroll!
Discovery of the Lot Valley and the Cahors vineyard
From Fumel to Cahors, you can visit a myriad of authentic villages nestled in the steep curves of the river Lot.
A magnificent walk along the river but also an opportunity to discover the richness of the Cahors vineyard which extends over 3850 hectares. It is one of the oldest wines in France and has an AOC (Appelation d’Origine Controlée). All the charm and beauty of the Lot in a romantic walk from Soturac to Cahors.