Must-sees in the Lot

Our nature campsite in the Lot is ideally situated to enable you to explore the whole of the Lot department, but also the black Perigord in the Dordogne to the north and the nearby Lot-et-Garonne to the west and finally the Tarn-et-Garonne to the south.

You will be able to explore remarkable natural sites and villages classified among the most beautiful in France and marvel at the magnificent landscapes.


Perched on a magnificent setting of rock and greenery, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie dominates the Lot valley. Classified as the most beautiful village in France, this architectural gem lives up to its popularity. To stroll through the tangled streets of this medieval village is to take an enchanted break from time… André Breton, who fell in love with the charms of Saint-Cyr-Lapopie, said of this jewel of the Lot: “I have stopped wanting to be elsewhere”.

The exceptional charm of the place with its gothic facades, its arcades, its fortified gates, its picturesque streets dotted with hollyhocks make Saint-Cirq-Lapopie a site not to be missed in the Lot and the Occitanie region. A must-see

The village is animated by numerous artists and craftsmen: painter, sculptor, woodturner, potter, etc. A summer market every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm to discover local products.
For a weekend in the Lot or a family holiday in our small natural campsite, don’t miss the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful villages in France.

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The arrival of Rocamadour in the heart of the Haut-Quercy is always a marvel. This medieval town, built in successive levels on the cliffside, is already impressive because of its location. Its houses, roofs and churches seem to be part of the rock. Overlooking a canyon where the Alzou river flows, Rocamadour is a world-famous place of pilgrimage. It is notably the venerated sanctuary of the Black Virgin and the relics of Saint Amadour.

A sensational visit! The charming main street of the village, full of shops and restaurants, leads to the monumental staircase (233 steps) to reach the parvis and its 8 churches and chapels. Even higher, the castle and its ramparts dominate the village and the sanctuary. Vertiginous! Don’t worry, there is a lift to welcome all visitors.
For a weekend in the Lot or a family holiday in our small green nature campsite, don’t miss this spectacular visit.

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Le gouffre de Padirac

In the heart of the Quercy region, the Padirac chasm is one of the most famous sites in the Lot department. It is also one of the most visited chasms in France and Europe. This natural cavity is of great beauty. After a descent of a hundred meters in the open part of the chasm, you reach the bowels of the earth. Part of the visit is done by boat on the underground river, with a boatman as a guide, magic!

You will first sail through a labyrinth of cavities with the most bizarre shapes: mushrooms, rock lace… up to the Rain Lake and its translucent waters where you can admire the “Grande Pendeloque”, an impressive giant stalactite.  A little further on, you can walk to the “Salle du Grand Dôme”, whose vault rises to a height of 94 metres. It offers a myriad of concretions shaped by nature over several million years.

A good idea to marvel at the work of time and spend some time in the cool of the place! Please note: if you are planning an excursion to the Padirac chasm, it is advisable to book in advance..

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Sarlat, le joyaux de la Dordogne

The capital of the Black Perigord is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe. Sarlat-la-Cadéna has preserved its picturesque streets intact and the town holds the record for the density of listed historic monuments. You will discover a thousand years of authentic architecture where, from the cobblestones to the slate roofs, this typical warm blonde stone predominates.

Rooted in the heart of its land, Sarlat is the ideal place to discover the delicious Périgourdine gastronomy. The town is also very lively in the summer with its street artists and weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, an essential stopover in the Périgord during your stay at our nature campsite in the Lot.

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The historic capital of Quercy is an ancient Gallo-Roman city with the “City of Art and History” label. Cahors is a town on a human scale, very pleasant to visit with its shopping streets, its historic centre and its secret gardens. Old Cahors is the soul of the town. You can admire the majestic Saint-Etienne cathedral, a true masterpiece of the flamboyant Gothic style, and its unsuspected cloister. And then, what a pleasure it is to lose yourself in its typical medieval streets, with its half-timbered houses, its market halls and its traditional market.

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The famous Pont Valentré, which spans the river Lot, is the symbol of the city! Built in the 13th century, this superb building fortified by three towers is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can discover it on foot or by boat during a short stroll on the river Lot which winds around the town.

Cahors is also an exceptional gastronomic stopover. Rocamadour cheese, duck, Quercy melon but also Cahors wine and its famous Malbec grape variety and many other specialities of the Lot will awaken your taste buds. Between markets, delicatessens and restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice to taste all the delights of the Lot and do your gourmet shopping.

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Photo credits : OT Lot, Pixabay, Chensiyuan, J.C. Benoist