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AROUND ROCAMADOUR

Just a short drive from Rocamadour
you can visit plenty of different places :
beautiful villages; chateau’s; caves etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Les grottes de Lacave

Enter the caves by electric train. Defined as “the synthesis of French caves”, see 12 fairytale galleries lit by ultra violet light.

 

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The Grottes de Presque at St Céré

Discover the magic of nature : majestic pillars; mineral forms of surprising delicacy; and crystallizations of all kinds decorating this natural cave discovered at the beginning of the 18th century.

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The Gouffre de Padirac with its boat ride along the underground river.

Visit these spectacular caves – a naturel 75 metre chasm on the limestone plateau of the « Causse de Gramat », below which a river flows at 103 metres underground.

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Le Moulin fortifié
de Cougnaguet à Calès

Visit the 13th century fortified working watermill
on the river Ouysse, with four pairs of grindstones.
A living museum listed as an historic monument.

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Le Parc Animalier de Gramat

Visit this wonderful animal park spread out over 40 acres of park land.

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The village of Martel and Reptiland

visit Martel, the medieval town
of 7 towers protected by the Viscounts of Turenne.
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Reptiland
see a unique collection of reptiles, the only one in Europe presented in daylight.

 

 

 

 

Les villages de Carennac, Loubressac et Autoire

Visit three villages which are known as « Some of the most beautiful villages in France»

Carennac: Developed on the banks of the Dordogne around a priory founded in the 11th century by the Abbey of Cluny. Visit the Romanesque church, Chapter House, the Dean’s residence and Calypso’s Isle – a reminder of the Dean of Fénelon.

Loubressac: The village and castle perched on a rocky spur overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and the Bave. 

Autoire: Tucked in the hollow of a valley lined by impressive cliffs, the whole village has real character with its old houses, Manor, Romanesque church and unlikely “Château des Anglais” clinging to the rockface.

 

 

You can also visit : the town of Figeac and the Champolion museum ; the town of Cahors and the famous Valentré bridge ;
the beautiful village of Saint Cirq Lapopie ; and the prehistoric caves of Pech Merle.

You can also visit the may chateau’s, for example the Chateau de Castelnaud-Bretenoux or the Chateau de Montal.