Our region offers a variety of leisure activities. Here are a few examples...
Towns and sites
Rocamadour is a major site in Midi-Pyrénées. A historical christian town, it is situated on the road to Compostelle. The Religious Art Museum shows a large collection of gold work and silverware (XIIth, XIIIth et XIVth centuries), sculptures and religious paintings.
Tourist Information : Phone: 05 65 33 22 00 - click here for info
Puy-L'Evêque, this medieval village is a site registered under the protection of historic monuments since October 26, 1944.
Tourist Information : Phone: 05 65 21 37 63 - click here for info
St Cirq Lapopie, beautiful sight-seeing place overlooking the Lot.
Tourist Information : Phone: 05 65 31 29 06 - click here for info
Castles and Museums
The castle is a historical monument since April 18, 1914.
This castle belongs to the queen of Denmark, whose husband was born in Albas.
Ossip Zadkine Museum
Les Arques, a small village situated between the Causses and the Bouriane. Museum of the sculptor Ossip Zadkine, artistic centre for sculpture and modern art.
Jean Lurçat Museum
Saint-Céré. This museum presents Jean Lurçat's paintings, ceramics, céramiques, drawings and furniture, as well as some of his best tapestries.
Figeac. The Champollion Museum is situated in the house where Jean-François Champollion was born. The visit is a trip into antic history.
In the Lot region, gastronomy is an essential part of culture. During your stay in Cahors, you have to taste foie gras et visit the wine-cellars!
Cahors wine is amoung the best French vineyards. In our region, over 400 winegrowers will welcome you in their cellars : there you will taste their best wines, in reasonable quantity of course...
In Cahors, the Wine Museum shows a collection of traditional tools used for wine making. This museum is also a place of information where you can learn the art of tasting wine.
La Chantrerie, 35 rue de la Chantrerie - Phone: 05 65 23 97 32
Truffles Markets, in Cahors and Lalbenque.
Geese and ducks, truffles, Quercy farm-raised lamb, Rocamadour goat cheese, nuts, melons, and other regional specialties can be found in most restaurants of the region.
Sport & Nature
Route de Cajarc - D14 - 46500 Gramat - Phone: 05.65.38.81.22
Le Rocher des Aigles
Rocamadour. A wonderful show where you will admire over a 100 species of birds of prey, from all around the world.
Situated a few kilometers from Rocamadour.
Like the Lacave Caves, the Padirac Cave is very near Rocamadour. A magical row on the underground river, 103 m under the surface.
Pech Merle Cave
In Cabrerets, near Figeac. The richest cave in France after Lascaux, concerning paléolithic paintings. The Prehistory Museum next door gives information about the men who made these paintings : their everyday life, their art and their techniques.
The cave of Roland where the cave bear left its claw, and the Cougnac caves with their cave paintings.
Numerous marked paths on Albas and surroundings. They are organised for walking, pony-trekking and mountain-biking.
Lot Tourist Information :
Place François Mitterand
Phone : 05.65.53.20.75