The Lot valley

After the Rouergue rapids, the river Lot enters Quercy and reaches Cahors via a capricious path, made interesting by meanders and dominated by high cliffs... this is its most picturesque part, enhanced by the beauty of bijoux villages (like Saint-Cirq-Lapopie).

Further downstream, the undulations of a less steep-sided Lot act as decor for the Cahors vineyards, which occupy the fertile terraces of the river which then quietens down and soon enters Agenais where its waters combine with those of the Garonne.

The Dordogne follows the northern border of the department for a distance of about fifty kilometres. It houses an impressive concentration of exceptional villages and chateaus. From north to south, we depart for Martel, we cross the Gramat limestone plateau and suddenly Rocamadour springs into view in the hollow of the little valley of the Alzou. And bingo, one foot on the limestone plateau of Limogne, to the east Figeac and Saint-Céré, here we are in the most emblematic regions of the Lot !