Campsites in Quercy
Much more fun than a hotel, camping is the accommodation solution that makes the whole family happy. There are no less than 43 campsites throughout the Quercy region. They are well spread out between the two departments. You will also find a campsite in Cahors, the most important town in the Quercy.
A few kilometres from Rocamadour and at a depth of more than 100 metres, you will discover the Gouffre de Padirac on a boat in crystal clear water. A boat trip underground that will not leave you indifferent.
Classified as a Historic Monument and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pont Valentré is located in Cahors. It is a superb medieval bridge with three towers, highly regarded by the inhabitants.
Unlike the Lascaux cave, the Pech Merle cave is the original version. You will discover drawings of animals and people in several different rooms. The cave is one of the most important sites of cave art in France. Emotion guaranteed!
The most beautiful villages of France
Located in the Lot, they are all classified as the Most Beautiful Villages in France: perched on a cliff above the river Lot, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a medieval village with undeniable charm. The view over the Lot valley will enchant you.
Nicknamed "Little Versailles" thanks to its manor houses and castles, the village of Autoire offers an unparalleled range of lights with its half-timbered facades and brown-tiled roofs. Don't miss its 30-metre high waterfall, you might regret it.
The Gallo-Roman fortress atmosphere of the village of Capdenac-le-Haut seduced Prosper Mérimée who described it as "one of the most beautiful sites in France". A small village perched above the river Lot, its history and architecture will seduce you.
Built into the side of a cliff, the medieval town of Rocamadour in the heart of the Haut-Quercy is one of the most visited French tourist sites. Protected by several fortified gates, its staircase of more than 300 steps will take you to the Saint-Sauveur basilica. An important place of pilgrimage, it is in the Notre-Dame chapel that you will meet the wooden statue of the Black Virgin. At the top, you can visit the castle walls and enjoy a breathtaking view of the village.
The historic capital of Quercy, Cahors is a small southern town, known for its vineyards and with a rich heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. You will stroll through the winding streets of old Cahors where the colours of the ochre and red facades blend together and offer a different light depending on the time of day. You will see the magnificent half-timbered mansions, the Saint-Etienne cathedral (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its cloister as well as the famous Valentré bridge.