Days Out: Lot (46)
Grottes de Cougnac
Mineral vegetation and prehistoric paintings of mammoths and human figures. Guided tours available. Payrignac, Gourdon (46).
Les Jardins Secrets
Gardens with an educational, medieval theme. Located in the centre of Cahors. Guided visits available via the tourist office. (46).
1 hr 15 cruises around Cahors. Departing everyday at 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30 and 18:00 120 places, based in Quai Valentre. Cahors (46).
Les Jardins du Grand Couvent
A relaxing haven with a 1.2 km walk. Colourful flowers, aromatic and medicinal plants, a large wood and a meadow with horses and donkeys. Museum, tea room shop and exhibition hall. 33, ave. Louis Mazet, Gramat. (46).
Grottes des Merveilles
Cristalline formations lining the caves. 20,000 year old drawings of horses, deer, cats. Guided visits. LHospitalet, Rocamadour (46).
A puzzle park where the young and not-so-young can test their levels of concentration, mental ability, agility and team spirit to solve problems. Balls, skittles and discs are all used. During summer afternoons a pool is also open. Durbans (46).
Bateaux Promenades - Le Zephir
Boat trips on the river Lot to discover vineyards and chateaux. Open from May 1st to 31st October and 1st July to 31st August. Discovery cruises depart at 13:30 and cruises with tastings on board depart at 14:30. Base de Caix, Luchez (46).
Grottes de Presque
All forms, colours and varieties of stalagmites, stalactites and pillars from 8 to 10 meters high. Open 15 February to 15 November. St-Cere (46).
Parc Animalier de Gramat
Animal park spread over 40 hectares. 3.5 km walk with enclosures of wild and domestic european animals including wolves, bears, otters and pigs. Picnic area with snack bar. Dogs allowed on leads. Handicap facilities. Open all year. Gramat (46).
Grottes de Roland
400m2 of caves demonstrating the lives of wolves, small underground lakes and archeology dating to the Iron Age. Rte le Boulve, Montcuq (46).
Trips on the river Lot discovering well known villages, towns, vineyards and chateaux along the way. 75 passengers. Lunch on board. Also gourmet evenings and dances on board. Events catered for. 1 to 6 hour cruises available. Cahors (467).
Les Senteurs du Quercy
3 hectare park with 1,000 varietes of iris which flower in May and a further 150 varieties which flower in June and July. Located at the Mas de Freysse, Escamps (46).
Les Jardins Habitee
Three gardens from olden times with life size models from the Middle Ages in traditional costumes. Located at the Musee Rural de LAutrefois Quercynois, Route de la Gare, St-Pierre-Toirac-Bas. (46).
Grottes du Pech Merle
A rich and varied discovery of the underground world. 7 caves with natural, geological formations. Prehistoric engravings which are more than 20,000 years old. Mammoths, bisons and human footprints. Cabrerets (46).
Visite des Maisons du Moyen Age
Visit medieval houses in the centre of Cahors and discover the architecture of the day and how people lived 9 centuries ago. Open 09:00-12:00 Mon.-Sat. 14:00-18:00 Every day (46).
Phosphatieres du Cloup dAural "Les Escaliers du Temps&q...
Discover mineral activity and formation from the 19th century. Tropical vegetation where tertiary animals lived. Guided tours available. Route de Varaire, Bach (46).