Cahors - Lot Valley with my dog
Cahors - Lot Valley with my dog

On vacation with his dog in the Lot Valley

Discover wow places! Let yourself be surprised by the Lot Valley, its landscapes, its gastronomy and its "dog friendly" places!

You have decided to visit the Lot Valley and your dog, who is a full member of the family, is there? Don't worry, many places are accessible for our canine friends and we have listed them for you! On this page, various and varied sites that you can visit accompanied by your favorite doggie! The only condition: your dog must always be kept on a leash.
Lakes, museums, castles, restaurants, animal parks, sports activities, festivities... the Lot valley will satisfy you and your dog.

In our information offices

We warmly welcome you and your dog to our tourist information offices. Your pet is thirsty? He will be able to refresh himself thanks to the "doggie bar" made available in front of the reception area! 

Dog at the Tourist Office
Dog at the Tourist Office
R.Dose - Tourist Office Cahors - Lot Valley

Where to sleep with my dog?

Before going on vacation, you will need to find accommodation that can accommodate your dog. Don't forget to bring your pet's up-to-date vaccination record. When booking, remember to check with the host, because the reception of pets is sometimes done under certain conditions (size of the dog, price supplement, etc.)


Point of view at Bélaye
Point of view at Bélaye
A. Mooldijk

What could be better than discovering our destination on foot and on paws with your doggie, nothing will make it happier! That's good, because in Cahors Lot Valley, hiking trails, there's plenty! There is something for all levels!

These trails may cross or pass close to private property, so it is important to keep your dog on a leash.


Hiking memo:

  • Keep your dog on a leash
  • Bring dog poop bags
  • Give regular drinks
  • Avoid hot hours for outings
  • Pay close attention to processionary caterpillars, ticks and spikelets
  • Check the temperature of the tar to avoid burning the pads

All hikes

Activities to do with your dog

Swimming with my dog

Apart from the supervised bathing areas which you will find the list below, there are plenty of small wild corners to discover on the banks of the Lot, the Célé or even on the banks of streams such as the Vert or the Vers where you can swim your dog in natural water. By car or on foot, follow the meanders of the Lot or crisscross the small roads of the intimate valleys of Célé, Vert or Vers and stop in the various villages such as Touzac, Turns on Lot, Grézels, Albas, Parnac, Labastide-du-Vert, Vers… It is certain that you will find a small swimming spot so that your doggie can cool off!

Swimming with a dog
Swimming with a dog

List of bathing places equipped and supervised

On these bathing spots, dogs are allowed on a leash and can swim outside the bathing area.

Leaving zen with your dog:

Dog in the car
Dog in the car

  • The identification of dogs is compulsory from the age of 4 months: either an electronic chip or a tattoo, it will allow you to find your lost animal. Remember to report any change of address or owner. Your animal's identification number and contact details are registered with the Société Centrale Canine.
  • Prepare his suitcase: passport, health record, collar with your up-to-date contact details, his leash, his croquettes, his bowls, his basket….
  • Pick up dog droppings. The owner of the animal is liable to a fine if he does not pick up the canine excrement of his dog on the public highway. To do this, remember to have dog waste bags with you, in some places on our territory dog ​​bag distributors are at your disposal.
  • Your pet must be kept on a leash in all public places. Your animal is under your entire responsibility and you will therefore have to assume the damage it may cause.
  • 1st and 2nd category dogs must be muzzled. 1st category: American Staffordshire Terrier type called "Pitbull", Mastiff type called "Boerbull" and Tosa type (not LOF), 2nd category: Rottweiler, American Staffordshire Terrier and Tosa (LOF)
  • Never leave your dog alone in the car (even in the shade the temperature can rise quickly)

Cahors - Lot Valley with your dog: Practical information!


You lost your pet ?

Contact veterinarians and the animal pound.

Intermunicipal syndicate for animal pounding in Montat - SIFA

The SIFA is mandated by the member town halls (about a hundred municipalities in the Lot). Interventions take place from Monday to Friday. Do not hesitate to call and leave a message, if you are looking for your dog or your cat. Thus, when you find a dog, contact the Town Hall of the municipality which is responsible for the stray animal. If it does not find its owner, it calls the SIFA which will intervene within 48 hours.

Phone: 05 65 30 31 15


Associations for animal protection

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