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Family vacations in the Lot

Head for the Lot, in the south of France, for your next vacation if you're looking for a peaceful family break in the Occitanie region. With your children, discover caves, castles and the Most Beautiful Villages in France in the Lot.
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The Lot caves, a journey through time and into the depths of the earth
The Lot-et-Garonne region abounds in unsuspected underground treasures. On a family vacation in the Lot, plan a tour of the caves and chasms with your child.
  • The Pech Merle cave. This major tourist attraction in Occitanie reveals cave art in all its splendor, with remarkable cave paintings.
  • Lacave cave. Located in the heart of the Dordogne valley, this cave will add a touch of enchantment to your family vacation in the Lot.
  • The Cougnac caves. Located near the medieval town of Gourdon, this cave is characterized by its rain of stalactites.
  • Les grottes de Presque. Near Saint-Céré, this place surprises visitors with concretions like nowhere else in Europe.
  • Le gouffre de Padirac. Dive into the bowels of the Earth and take a guided boat or canoe trip along an underground waterway.
If you'd like to take part in these activities with the kids, remember to book your tickets to avoid the wait. Don't forget to bring warm clothing, as it gets chilly in the caves.
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The castles of the Lot, a medieval and renaissance heritage
Nearly a hundred châteaux are scattered throughout the Lot. Wine-growing châteaux, châteaux on cliffs, châteaux in the heart of a village, ruined châteaux... There's plenty to discover on your family vacation in the Lot.
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux castle. Perched 200 m above the Dordogne valley, this fortified castle is impossible to miss.
  • Château de Montal. This Renaissance construction is distinguished by its many sculptures in Saint-Jean-Lespinasse.
  • Château de Cénevières. High above a cliff and surrounded by greenery, this castle is located in the Causses du Quercy regional nature park.
A day at the château is a great way to introduce your child to the heritage of the Lot region. While adults are more interested in immersing themselves in the building's interior, little ones will be delighted to stroll or play in the castle's courtyard or park.

Castles in Lot-et-Garonne organize a variety of activities during the vacations: temporary exhibitions, discovery workshops, treasure hunts for children, guided tours and more. So many cultural activities to enjoy during your family vacation in the Lot.
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The villages of the Lot: authentic, picturesque charm
Eight of France's Most Beautiful Villages are in the Lot, including Rocamadour. This hilltop village offers unparalleled views over the Dordogne valley. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie also attracts visitors with its medieval charm and white stone houses. In Autoire, discover the Lot's highest waterfall and the Château des Anglais built into the cliff. You can also stroll through the small town of Cahors, Ville d'Art et d'Histoire, or cross the towers of the emblematic Pont Valentré.

A day spent immersing children in these villages is a great way for them to discover the region's rural heritage. Artisanal, gastronomic and folkloric discoveries await you. Other ideas for leisure activities in the villages include visiting the local markets, or taking a child-friendly hiking trail and sharing an outdoor adventure with the whole family.
For your family vacations in the Lot, book a gîte rental at camping l'Hirondelle, a campsite in the Lot with swimming pool, in the heart of the Dordogne valley (Calviac-en-Périgord). For a week or just a few nights, we offer a range of accommodation close to the Dordogne's activity centers. Our star-rated service has earned us positive reviews from families who have spent their vacations in Occitanie.