Small cities of character
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: pearl of the Lot Valley
Perched above the river, the medieval village of Saint-Cirq Lapopie adjusts to its cliff in a spectacular way. It takes place in an intoxicating cascade of cobbled alleys, gothic facades, fortified gates and holly roses. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, once witness to a thriving boat life, famous for its woodturners, is a classified site with 13 historic monuments. The village has preserved all its heritage and charm. Stores, restaurants and cafés shelter themselves from the sun in the shade of the ogival doors, while the site strikes by its overall harmony.
Cahors: stone, water, wine
In the majestic scenery of the Lot valley, Cahors, a city of art and history, is made for the pleasure of exploration. Approaching Cahors, the Lot flows in wide meanders strongly drawn. It is there, at the place where the river traces one of its most beautiful loops, that Cahors was born in the time of Rome. In the Middle Ages, the city became a European commercial and financial centre. A real golden age to relive by visiting the ancient centre, intact and delightfully alive. From the Valentré bridge to Saint-Étienne cathedral, passing by the market square and the boulevard terraces, the first town in the Lot combines a southern atmosphere, historical riches and gourmet pleasures.
Conques: a journey out of time
Let yourself be enchanted by the eternal charms of Conques, in the Aveyron. Conques, the most famous of the paths leading to Santiago de Compostela, is a must stop on the path to Le Puy, the most famous of all the paths leading to Santiago de Compostela. Conques will take you back to the great builders of the Middle Ages. A thousand years old treasure on the roads of Santiago de Compostela, Conques benefits from the appellation "Grand site de France" and is also one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its importance in the jacquaire pilgrimage has earned Conques a UNESCO World Heritage status for two monuments: the abbey church of Sainte-Foy, famous for its tympanum of the Last Judgement, and the pilgrims' bridge that crosses the river Dourdou.
Najac and Villefranche-de-Rouergue: the adventure of bastides
In the Aveyron, with Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac, discover bastides almost sisters and yet so different from each other. In their common origin, their colors, their atmospheres, live the great adventure of the bastides of the South-West where originality is the rule. Villefranche de Rouergue, rightly proud of its prestigious origins, occupies the contours of the Aveyron valley. The city reveals a remarkable heritage in an environment marked by softness where the red tile of the south dominates. Further south, the river starts its journey towards spectacular gorges and it is here, at the entrance to the wild gorges of the Aveyron, that Najac stands on a promontory overlooking the river. The village offers the calm and beauty of a landscape where water, trees and rocks blend together.
- Camping Occitanie : Le Lot
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- Campsite France Lot : Paysage
Paysage près de Saint-Circq-Lapopie © Lot Tourisme E. Ruffat
- Camping Occitanie : Puy l'Évêque
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- Campsite France Lot : Château Lagrézette
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- Camping Occitanie : Saint Circq Lapopie
Visitez Saint-Circq-Lapopie l'un des plus beaux villages de France © Lot Tourisme E. Ruffat