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Activities to do in the Lot

A hidden treasure in the heart of France secretly full of the best activities to do, the Lot opens its arms to those who want to explore it.

Step back in time and discover picturesque cobblestone streets that, despite the centuries that have passed, have remained unchanged, a refreshing break from our modern world! Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, the Lot offers you unique experiences in its nature.

You can stay at the Lot Les Hirondelles campsite during your holidays and discover, from your ideally located accommodation, the activities to do in the Lot!
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Venturing into the Padirac chasm

Let's first start this top 5 activities to do in the Lot with the unmissable visit to the Padirac chasm. After a thrilling descent more than 100 meters underground, set off for a 1.5 hour visit around the mysterious legend of the Drac. Once there, board a boat for a timeless visit on the underground river.
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Explore the Lot caves

The Lot is home to some of the most beautiful and breathtaking caves in Europe, exploring these underground places is among the best activities to do in the Lot! These limestone formations were created over thousands of years by the course of the River Lot, which carved its way through this magnificent region, visit:
  • The Lacaves caves: embark on a magical journey into the bowels of the Lacave caves located 18.8km from your mobile home in the Lot, an impressive 1h30 journey which begins with a ride on an electric train and continues until 'at the sensational Hall of Wonders!
  • The Cougnac caves: this site made up of two caves invites you to start the visit by entering the first cavity in the heart of incredible flora and fauna. Then, go down 200 meters below and discover the oldest figurative drawings dating from Prehistory: mammoths, ibexes, human silhouettes, in the second Cougnac cave.
  • The Caves of Merveilles in Rocamadour: Known for their impressive series of shimmering stalactites that hang from the ceiling, explore this underground place from a well-lit walkway or venture into these depths aboard a boat.
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Discover the castles of the Lot

You will not fail to see many castles during your stay in the Lot, in fact the department has more than a hundred, most of which date from the Middle Ages! These mighty structures bear witness to the battles and wars that took place in the region, including the legendary Hundred Years' War!

If you're eager to explore a majestic past, many of these castles are open to the public! As you travel through history, expect to find an array of impressive features, don't forget their captivating courtyards and floral gardens.

It is therefore logical that visiting one of the many castles is one of the most unmissable activities to do in the Lot!

Visit Rocamadour

During your stay, a visit to Rocamadour is a must and is among the top activities to do in the Lot. A true icon of the Lot, Rocamadour is a medieval village which imposes and impresses with its castle perched at the top of a steep cliff overlooking the Causses de Gramat.

Trained on different levels, Rocamadour has many secrets to reveal throughout its visit, go on an adventure and unravel the mysteries of this picturesque village. Rocamadour has welcomed pilgrims for thousands of years, you will not be surprised to see on every street corner an ancient chapel or crypt lit by half light and watched over by the Black Madonna.
As you will have understood, Rocamadour is a true icon in the region, it is impossible to miss this emblematic activity in the Lot.
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Canoeing on the Lot

Finally, staying in the Lot without enjoying the idyllic setting offered by Mother Nature would be a shame! Indeed, between the Lot, the Dordogne and the Célé, no less than three rivers cross the department, offering many activities to do in the Lot.

Explore nature and the wealth of wildlife through the best fishing spots in the region or go on an adventure by canoe! With hourly, half-day or full-day outings, or even excursions lasting several days, the Lot's many rivers have something for everyone! The intimate charm of Célé, with its limestone cliffs, never fails to impress; whilst on the Lot you will find an array of heritage sites waiting to be explored, so what are you waiting for, book your canoe with family or friends?