Camping l’Eau Vive
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Le Camping Eau Vive is located in the town of Carennac, which is none other than one of the six villages of the Lot classified among the most beautiful in France. It is even nicknamed the jewel of the Dordogne valley. The houses with sculpted windows, the Romanesque church, the castle of the Doyens, the Cluniac priory are all treasures to be discovered along the streets. Do not miss to admire the ruins of Taillefer and the castle of Castelnau in the surroundings.
Rocamadour and the Dordogne Valley
Treat yourself to a tour of Rocamadour, the vertiginous city. This village built on the side of a cliff overlooks the Alzou canyon, located 120 meters below. It has fascinated its visitors since the Middle Ages. At XIIe century, pilgrims indeed converged from all over Europe towards this place of pilgrimage. The relics of Saint-Amadour and the sanctuary of the Black Madonna still attract believers from all over the world today.
The Dordogne is the only river in France, classified as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Recognition for this incredible site, but also for all those who are committed to preserving the biodiversity of this sensitive natural area.
Remarkable villages of the Dordogne valley
During your stay at Camping Eau Vive, do not miss stopping off in the most beautiful villages of the Lot. Loubressac and its waterfall, Autoire, Montvalent and its defense tower, Creysse and its charming little port… Then set off for Martel, the city of seven towers, or even Souillac and its abbey church with three domes.
The Padirac chasm
The Padirac chasm is one of the most extraordinary in Europe. Impossible to leave the Lot without visiting this geological treasure. During your visit, you will descend more than 100 meters underground, before reaching the underground river. There a boatman will take you to meet the cavities and concretions. The clear waters of Lac de la Pluie, the Grande Pendeloque, a stalactite 60 meters high, or the hall of the Grand Dôme will leave you speechless.
The Causses du Quercy Regional Park
Backed by the Massif Central, the Causses du Quercy regional park extends over a third of the Lot department. Its large limestone plateaus, dry grasslands, causses, valleys and cliffs are preserved for their rich biodiversity. It is also classified as a UNESCO Global Geopark. Treat yourself to an evening or a night under the stars. The sky in the park is indeed one of the purest in France. Because of the quality of the night sky, this site is also nicknamed the black triangle of Quercy.
Lot and Célé valleys
Cahors and the Lot Valley
From Puy l'Évèque to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, via Cahors, the Lot valley offers sumptuous landscapes. Cirques, cliffs, causses and vineyards follow one another all along its meanders.
In the Lot capital, 18 historical monuments invite contemplation. Among them, do not miss the Valentré bridge and the Saint-Étienne cathedral. They are both listed as world heritage. And before leaving this pretty town, don't forget to taste a good Cahors wine.
This village, ranked among the most beautiful in France, is one of the jewels of the Lot valley. Clinging to the cliff, it overlooks the river.
- The Bouziès towpath
This emblematic site bears witness to the history of boatmen. Dug into the rock of the impressive cliffs, it is now an essential place to walk.
- The Pech Merle cave
In Cabrerets, the Pech-Merle cave is one of the last decorated caves in France accessible to the public. It carries throughout its 7 rooms, true masterpieces of parietal art. You will admire 70 animal figures.
On the banks of the Célé, Figeac is a magnificent City of Art and History. Its medieval streets lined with sandstone facades, half-timbered houses, arcades, shops and old granaries offer a pleasant step back in time. Also treat yourself to a break at the museum dedicated to the famous Egyptologist Champollion.
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