Other sightseen in the Lot

Other sightseen in de Lot

Rocamadour ©T Verneuil

Rocamadour and the Dordogne Valley

An iconic pilgrimage site in the region, Rocamadour ranks among the most visited sites in France. Exploring this marial citadel perched on its cliff is a must-see in the Lot region.

Not far from the Dordogne Valley, there are numerous discoveries to be made: the village of Autoire and its waterfall, Carennac, and the Padirac chasm. Find all the information on the website of the Tourist Office of the Dordogne Valley.

Lot valley © T. Verneuil

The Lot Valley, from Cahors to Saint-Cirq Lapopie

The river Lot is the origin of the name of our department. The river was called Olt during Celtic times and was considered a deity. It is along the river and throughout the centuries that the most remarkable places in our history have been built. Numerous medieval villages line this river, such as Saint-Cirq Lapopie, one of the most famous “Most Beautiful Villages of France” in the department, as well as our beautiful city of Cahors. From towering cliffs to vine-covered hillsides, discover the Lot Valley on the website of the Tourist Office of Cahors Lot Valley.

Figeac ©Loïc Bel – Bel et bien vu

Figeac, a tale of letters…

Figeac and its surroundings are among the remarkable places in Lot. The birthplace of Jean-François Champollion, who deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822, features the Museum of Writings of the World and the beautiful Place des Hiéroglyphes.

Not to be outdone by its remarkable history, the city is dynamic and distinguished by its medieval architecture. Figeac boasts an emblematic market and offers the opportunity to explore the Célé Valley, a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of ancient stones!

For more information, visit the website of the Tourist Office of Grand Figeac.

Gourdon medieval street ©C. Novello Lot tourisme

Gourdon, a Land of History and a Breath of Fresh Air!

Welcome to Bouriane! Gourdon is a beautiful medieval city that is delightful to explore, with its narrow streets and iconic golden stone.

From the heights of this medieval city, you can enjoy a remarkable view of Bouriane, a land of dense forests and mushrooms.

For more information, visit the website of the Tourist Office of the Pays de Gourdon.

Les Arques village ©S. Alibert Lot tourisme

Cazals Salviac, a Region at the Doorstep of the Dordogne

To discover a quiet and preserved corner, a typical built heritage, and sites off the beaten path, head to the outskirts of Lot. From castles to museums, it’s a territory worth exploring that will pleasantly surprise you!

From the Zadkine Museum in Les Arques to the Lantis Castle in Dégagnac, and the Museum of Agricultural and Automotive Heritage in Salviac, there’s always something new to explore. A very natural area, the Cazals-Salviac territory also boasts pristine nature, especially in two Sensitive Natural Areas.

For more information, visit the website of the Tourist Office of Cazals-Salviac.

Jean Lurcat museum ©C. Asquier Lot tourisme

Museums in Lot and Other Cultural Places

Exploring Lot through its museums is quite an adventure! To discover the cultural sites of Lot, there’s nothing like visiting the department’s museums. These family-friendly places offer a chance to enjoy diverse exhibitions and a program of activities.

Lot museum website.