Things to see and do in the area – some websites to help you plan your stay:
- Quercy Blanc Tourist Office Montcuq – Castelnau-Montratier
- Lauzerte Quercy Sud-Ouest
- Grand Cahors – Office De Tourisme
- Office de Tourisme Montauban
- Château de Bonaguil
- Gouffre de Padirac
- Office de Tourisme Saint-Cirq-Lapopie / Pech-Merle
Nearest Restaurants: Montcuq 4km
Nearest Golf : Golf de Roucous 10km
Nearest Motorway : Cahors 25km
Nearest Plan D’eau : Montcuq 4km
The main city Cahors is a 25 mins drive away and has plenty of sites of historic interest including the not to be missed Pont Valentré, a 14th century fortified mediaeval bridge dominating the River Lot. Why not take Le Petit Train to discover the heart of the old town? There are plenty of local restaurants and cafes to choose from and it has a fabulous market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are many traditional French markets on different days of the week depending on the location.
Within easy driving distance are the historic medieval villages of Montcuq, Lauzerte and Castelnau Montratier all with a variety of local restaurants, boulangeries and supermarkets.
In the months of July and August there are various festivals and activities for example. The Cahors Blues festival is a very popular musical festival over a 5 day period in mid-July. Shakespearean performances under the stars delight the crowds in Montcuq and Lauzerte.
Les Nuits de Lauzerte at the beginning of August with dancers, musicians, photographers, artists and performers make for an entertaining evening of French culture. Also, in Lauzerte during the months of July and August, there is an evening Marché Gourmand where you can sample the delights of some of the local food and wine producers as well as local restaurants in the medieval town square.
Many communes will hold their annual fetes during the summer season and tourists are more than welcome to join in with the festivities.
We are an ideal base for exploring this picturesque region of France. With over 300 vineyards, pretty bastide towns and villages perched on steep hillsides dominating beautiful river valleys and within easy reach of chateaux, caves and lots more. See Links
The region is famous for its “black wine” being made primarily from the Malbec grape variety and local vineyards are proud to offer a chance to taste their range of wines which also include white and rosé wines. We will be delighted to point you in the right direction and share our experiences with you.
So whether you want to simply relax and take in the sunshine by the pool or spend days exploring the area this is an ideal spot to visit.
A guide book for the Quercy region is available for guest use and gives an in depth insight to the history of the area and places to visit.