There are wonderful villages in the neighbourhood. Molieres, only 2.5km away is the closest village to get bread, a newspaper and a cup of coffee.
Castelnau-Montratier is only 5km away and is a famous Bastide town in the Lot. There are a number of banks, a pharmacy, a friendly local doctor and a beautician to stay on top of your beauty treatments while you are away.
Cahors is a beautiful medieval town on the river, full of upmarket shops and a great market on Thursdays and Saturdays. There are also a number of good restaurants and cafes. This is about a 30-minute drive.
Montcuq is also highly recommended. It is a beautiful drive there and the town offers great restaurants and cafes. The market on Sunday is packed so an early start is recommended!
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a stunning and ancient village, perched on the cliffs above the river Lot to the East of Cahors. The village was on the old French pilgrim route, and is an extremely popular tourist destination.
Moissac (20 km) has a beautiful church and an impressive monastery visited by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Next to the monastery is the Bistro de l’abbaye on the Church Square where lunch outside is wonderful in the shade of the magnolia trees.
There are many daily markets in the area where local farmers sell their produce and schedules are announced in the local newspaper. Don’t miss the spring-only strawberry variety “Gariguettes” filling the stands or the bundles of green asparagus. Look out for announcements for antique markets (Brocantes or vide-greniers) on the roadside at roundabouts or intersections.
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If you are interested in the local wines of the Cahors region, there are a great number of lovely Chateaux to visit for tastings. Here are just a few examples:
Chateau de cayx
Domaine des Savarines
Pech de Jammes
The beautiful city of Toulouse is just over a one-hour drive and is great for shopping and museums. Bordeaux is also a stunning city to visit and is under 3 hours away.
Other Things to See & Do
We have an information folder than contains everything regarding the various activities and our staff on site will also be happy to provide you with any further information that you may need.
Cafe de France
5-7 Place de la République
46330 Saint – Cirq – Lapopie
Chateau de Mercues
8 Place Roger – Delthil
Restaurant Le Lalandre, Hotel Teminus
5 Avenue Charles de Freyeinet
L’Auberge du Vieux Douelle
It is a very quiet area and we would recommend hiring a car if you plan to do much touring.
The nearest taxi company is in Castelnau-Montratier.
Tel. 05 65 21 85 84.
There is also a company in Cahors offering group transport who can organise pick-ups.