The Area

The local area is ideal for walking, exploring fine medieval villages, antique markets, horse-riding tours, playing golf and more. We have listed below our top recommendations for things to see and do during your stay with us.

Local Towns


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.

Daily Markets

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.


There are some wonderful courses ranging from 25 minutes to an hour’s drive away. Our recommendations are:



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Wine Tours

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

Chateau Lagrezette

Domaine des Savarines

Haute Serre

Pech de Jammes

If your preference is for the wines of Bordeaux, then you could venture further afield to the heritage town of Saint Emilion, or to the stunning vineyards along the West bank of the Gironde.

City Breaks

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

There are many more things to see and do in the local area, from hiring bikes, horse riding, zip wiring in forest, to boating down the Lot, kayaking, cave visit and water parks, there is something for everyone.
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.

Dining Out

There are plenty of beautiful restaurants in the local region, here are a few of our favourite restaurant recommendations:

Cafe de France

5-7 Place de la République
46800 Montcuq
Tel: 0565225207


Le Bourg
46330 Saint – Cirq – Lapopie
Tel: 0565312017

Chateau de Mercues

46090 Mercues
Tel: 056520001

Le Florentin

8 Place Roger – Delthil
82200 Moissac
Tel: 0563041918

Restaurant Le Lalandre, Hotel Teminus

5 Avenue Charles de Freyeinet
46000 Cahors
Tel: 0565533200

L’Auberge du Vieux Douelle

46140 Douelle
Tel: 0565200203

Getting Around

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.

Philippe Andrieu
Tel. 05 65 21 85 84.

There is also a company in Cahors offering group transport who can organise pick-ups.

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