This summer, choose the sweetness of life in the southwest

It seems that happiness is in the meadow! This is what Etienne Chatillez's film announced in 1995. And indeed, the Gers, but also the Lot or the Lot et Garonne, are ideal destinations to taste the sweetness of life.

If the frenzy of everyday life and the health constraints become heavy, it is time for you to reconnect with nature and the sweetness of life. And that is precisely what the Gers, the Lot et the Lot-et-Garonne ! Green forests, lakes, walks and discoveries await you in these three welcoming departments, full of opportunities. And like the sweetness of life is in no way synonymous with passivity, in the heart of this generous nature, it is also possible to taste many outdoor sports.

Sweetness of life and natural treasures

For a break, there's nothing like the calm and freshness of a body of water or a lake. The Gers happens to have several beautiful lakes. The lakes of Thoux Saint-Cricq, Uby, Lupiac or Aignan are exotic and relaxing natural spaces. On this territory, you will also be conquered by the landscape diversity. The meadows, fields, valleys and forests follow one another harmoniously to the delight of the eyes. In the Lot, some of the most beautiful natural treasures lie below the surface. A few kilometers from Rocamadour, the abyss of Padirac is an exceptional illustration of this. More than 100 meters underground, the discovery of concretions and the Great Dome room await you. Thrill guaranteed ...

Chasm of Padirac
Exceptional Padirac chasm in the Lot

Corn the Lot valley also offers sumptuous panoramas. The green nature, the cirques of cliffs and the meanders are of rare beauty. In Lot-et-Garonne, the woods scattered over the hills, wooded hillsides, the Périgord forest of Lémance, as well as the Landes massif and its glades, offer hours of discovery in the heart of nature.

Architecture and heritage

Architecture, heritage and good life marry wonderfully in the southwest. Here history and traditions have taken pride of place. In the Lot, the Valentré bridge is the pride of Cahors and the surrounding area. This medieval bridge and its 3 towers, is the remarkable testimony of medieval architecture. It is also a stage on the Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. The Pech Merle cave in Cabrerets is also worth a stop. His cave paintings have spanned no less than 25 years! In the Gers, do not miss the Gallo-Roman villa of Seviac or the village of Larresingle. This medieval village is indeed classified among the most beautiful in France. Finally, the Lot et Garonne is a country of bastides and castles, abbeys, churches and priories. We can no longer count the architectural treasures that follow one another on the secondary roads of this region.

Larressingle village
Larressingle village in the Gers

Sports and discovery

What if for you sweetness of life and disconnection rhyme with outdoor sports, you will be delighted by the many opportunities offered by the southwest. Horse riding, walks or bike rides or even canoeing, sailing and paddle boarding on the bodies of water are essential. For vertigo enthusiasts, several tree climbing parks are also located in the region. And for an absolute change of scenery, it is also possible to dive underground in the heart of the many galleries of the Lot department.

Sweetness of life and canoeing in the southwest
Sweetness of life and canoeing in the southwest

Do not delay any longer. If you have desperately need a break and sweetness of life, the Lot, the Gers and the Lot-et-Garonne are magnificent destinations full of pleasures. To discover with the people you love!