A land of stone and kingdom of water, Lot bowls visitors over with its abundance of gorgeous sites. In the west, around Gourdon, are the forested valleys of Bouriane; to the east, the semi-mountainous Ségala; and the arid and hypnotic landscapes of the Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Quercy stretch from Rocamadour, which clings to a vertiginous cliff, to Lalbenque, the truffle capital.
Following the meandering bends of the rivers, walkers come to one wonder after another: along the River Lot between Cahors, the lovely capital, and Cajarc, via the perched village of St-Cirq-Lapopie; in the Célé Valley, where you can visit Figeac and learn about its prestigious past; or in the Dordogne valley, home to Autoire and St-Céré... without forgetting, of course, the incredible underground treasures concealed in caves such as the Grotte de Padirac and the ornate Grotte du Pech Merle.
In every town and village, artisanal crafts and gastronomy occupy a prime place. Fans of historical buildings, and everyone else, will be delighted!