ON EXPLORATION IN THE LOTREGION, SOUTH OF THE DORDOGNE

 

A stay in the Lot is not complete without a visit to the regional capital of Cahors (42 km). In this city, the streets and monuments bear witness to a rich history, from Roman times to the Middle Ages. Visit the Saint-Etienne cathedral, the Valentre bridge and the remains of the Gallo-Roman amphitheater to immerse yourself in this past!

 

Near the campsite, you can also look for dinosaur footprints at "la Plage aux Pterosaures" (28 km), walk in the Lot valley and see the vineyards of Cahors and stroll in medieval villages such as Puy -L'Eveque (11 km). Beautiful cities to visit, each with its own charm: Monflanquin (25 km), the almost entirely enclosed Pujols (40 km), Gourdon (51), Montcuq (26), Albas (22), Tournon d'Agenais (15), Villereal (42), Biron (Chateau de Biron) (30), Chateau de Bonaguil (14), Monpazier (40), Shopping in Villeneuve sur Lot (30) and BOUZIES. Absolutely stunning(68)

Saint Cirq-Lapopie, which overlooks the preserved landscapes of the Lot valley from its high rock, is considered one of the most remarkable villages in France. The village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, fully classified as a Historic Monument, is also on the list of the most beautiful villages in France. Many well-known artists and writers who love this place live here. This perched village is a perfect image with its beautiful stone houses with brown tile roofs that blend harmoniously and its Gothic church rising along the cliff. The beautiful alleys of the village are full of flowers, it is wonderful to walk between craft shops and art galleries

Rocamadour, a city very important to pilgrims, clinging to its lime cliff, dominates the ravine of Alzou. Rocamadour is the most visited place in France after Mont Saint-Michel.

After the 216 steps of the Grand Stairs at the church square, pilgrims and walkers discover the seven sanctuaries of Rocamadour, including the Notre-Dame chapel, the Saint-Sauveur basilica and the Saint-Michel chapel. The Notre-Dame chapel with a statue of the Black Virgin from the 12th century is certainly worth a visit.

On the church square is the entrance to the sacred art museum, which houses a collection of religious works from the city. From the top of the medieval village, or from the ramparts of the old fortress, the view of the Alzou ravine and the Causses du Quercy Regional Park is truly magnificent.

 

In Rocamadour, hikers can also admire the beautiful mineral drops as well as the cave paintings 20,000 years old during a visit to the Miracle cave

The lively old town of Cahors, built on a peninsula along the banks of the Lot, offers a warm atmosphere with its alleys and architecture. The Valentre bridge, symbol of the city and built in the 14th century, is now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This fortified structure with a pillar head is special because it has three towers. This makes this bridge unique in the world! Perfectly visible from the magnificent shore. You can also admire the bridge during a boat trip over the Lotriver. The tourist office has a walking map with a tour along the interior gardens of the city! Very nice

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The Bonaguil castle, a jewel of medieval architecture, located between Perigord and Quercy, near Fumel, is one of the most beautiful fortresses in France. It is the favorite castle of the Mijnheer family

 

Built in the 13th century, then modified and enlarged at the end of the 15th and at the beginning of the 16th century by Baron Berenger de Roquefeuil, this fortress has an impressive defense system. It has not undergone any military attack in its history and the castle of Bonaguil is the perfect example of the evolution of architecture. It brings you back to the time of knights with its keep, its towers, its casemates, its gun holes, its drawbridge and its moats.

The top of the keep has a terrace and offers a beautiful view of the entire castle and the green landscape that surrounds it.

 

During the first week of August during the feast of Bonaguil-Fumel, there are various plays of theater at the castle and at the Natural Theater of Fumel

Gouffre de Padirac, The abyss of Padirac, a natural cavity with a diameter of 33 meters and a depth of 75 meters, Located on the Causse de Gramat, it formed when a vault collapsed . An underground river flows at the bottom of the abyss, 103 meters underground to be precise. There, boats await a trip on the river plane. After 500 meters you continue successively by foot to Rain Lake with its Pendeloque (gigantic stalactite), the Grand Gours room with its beautiful lake and finally the Grand Dome room and its impressive vault of 94 meters high. Bring a sweater for the cave, as it is very cool.

Reservations in high season compulsory:  https://www.gouffre-de-padirac.com/

The decorated rock of Pech-Merle, located in Cabrerets, discovered in 1922 and opened in 1926. Against a background of stalactites, you will find many paintings of human figures, horses, mammoths, bison and bears

GROTTES DE COUGNAC - 46300 Payrignac (54), truly an "architectural" wonder with beautiful rooms

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The Lot, a tributary of the Garonne, crosses green landscapes. In Quercy, this gentle valley is renowned for:

- its vineyards in the Cahors wine region

- Saint-Cirq-Lapopie the magnificent perch village, as well as Rocamadour, second most visited of France

- Puy-l'Eveque a medieval village in the heart of the wine region

- the castle of Cenevieres, fortress and Renaissance palace

- Cahors and Figeac, the two cities of Art and History of Quercy

Tip: A boat cruise on the Lotriver is also a great way to discover the many treasures of this valley, and if you want to do it outside the campsite, just hire a canoe

And if you want to watch the crowds, you can go for a day in Sarlat, where on the market the artists surprise you with their skills. There is a wide range of small (special) art and clothing stores, there are many restaurants and it's always cosy

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Services:

Camping open from april 1, till october 1.

Reception: Open from 08:00 to 18.00

gate closes at 22:00.

ACSI Club ID accepted as valid ID.

Mastercard/Visa accepted

Booking is advised for stay during high season (July 1st - August 31st)

Languages spoken by the team: Dutch, French, German, English

 

Free Wi-Fi   Camping 80%  plus

 

Bar and recreation

Live music, pool and dart nights

BBQ on legs preferably on gas, coal is allowed

Small restaurant with a daily meal, snack, and of course the real handmade Italian pizza. All meals prepared with fresh ingredients as from high season

Campingshop with daily fresh bread and basic groceries (in high season)

Your dog is welcome provided he’s vaccinated and on a line.

 

Our photographer makes your most beautiful family photo

Our masseur helps you with neck- and shoulder issues (RSI)

Swimming pool (22 metres long!) Only with swimsuits

Toddler pool

 

Play equipment for the small children and a natural play environment

Multi-use sports/activity field

Tabletennis

Jeu de boules court

Fishing spots, canoe and swimming in the river

Washer, dryer and ironing facilities available

Also suitable for camper vans> 8 m and> 4 tonnes

Deposit box for chemical toilets

Water tapping point up to 50 meters

Electrical connection possible 10 ampere, CEE plu male necessary

 

We ask smokers to keep in mind that there are non-smokers on the campsite

 

Tourist tax euro 0.55 / p.p.p.d. over 17 years

Environmental contribution 0.25 p.p.p.d.

 

No checks are accepted.

 

Camping Le Clos Bouyssac

Lieu dit. Bouyssac, D65

46700 Touzac

France

Email: info@leclosbouyssac.eu

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