Canoeing in the Célé Valley
Canoeing in the Célé Valley
C. Pelaprat
Sheep in the Célé Valley
Sheep in the Célé Valley
C. Novello
Sunrise over the Célé Valley
Sunrise over the Célé Valley
E.Leconte
Aerial view of Cabrerets
Aerial view of Cabrerets
C. Novello
Cabrerets Mill
Cabrerets Mill
C. Novello
From Figeac in Bouzies
Less known, but to be discovered; wilder, but to be conquered; more secret, but she has everything to reveal to you. From Figeac to Conduché, a stone's throw from Saint-Cirq Lapopie, the Célé Valley has everything to seduce you.

Coming to the Célé Valley is an epic. More nature! More heritage! More activities, it's just your program. Your kingdom will be that of the Vallée du Célé, a tributary of the Lot between Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Cahors. You will live history at the bend of a path, breathe the well-being of the Lot in the heart of a causse, discover a bit of forgotten heritage during a walk and be amazed by a point of view that was waiting for you. than you to exist.

Nature or culture?

Both of course! La Vallée du Célé always gives you the choice. Between life-size landscapes and villages, caves, ecomuseum and stone castles, it's history in a setting... it's nature adorned with the most beautiful jewels.

The castles of the English, when they are dug into the cliff, will whisper in your ears epic stories, medieval tales, during which young and old will let their imagination run wild, pursuing chimeras and legends.

Pterosaur Beach
Pterosaur Beach
Pterosaur Beach
Family discovery of caselles
Family discovery of caselles
C.Asquier

The Vallée du Célé plays its unique card in all circumstances. The sports card above all: canoeing, caving, climbing, hiking... even the Way of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle traced a crossroads there.

For the canoe, all the ingredients for a successful descent are there: a succession of beaches, small passenger rapids, canoe passes and everywhere around, nature, nature and nature. The cliffs surround you, ready to be climbed or passed via ferrata. Or you can cross from one to the other by zipline. From one end to the other, the sports activities multiply and can tire you, but always with excellent memories.

Swimming and picnicking, without moderation

When the hour of rest strikes, you will find the places arranged to allow you to devour your picnic. They are distributed along the river: quiet, shaded, at the edge of the water, they will invite you to swim or take a siesta, indifferently or successively.

For swimming, you will find what you are looking for: small or deeper depths for diving, pebble beaches to entertain the little ones, always looking for the most beautiful pebble... Sometimes even a large family of ducks, with the little ones following mum , will come to keep them company. Nature is everywhere and wildlife is at home. Small fish are also waiting to grow in these aquatic spaces.

English castle of Cabrerets
English castle of Cabrerets
L. Da Ascencao
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English castles

Three castles are still visible today : the Devil's castle of Cabrerets, the English castle of Sauliac-sur-Célé and that of Brengues. For security reasons and access difficulties, these sites are not open to the public. You can still observe them from the bottom of the valleys and admire their architecture.

Troglodyte houses against the cliff in Cabrerets
Troglodyte houses against the cliff in Cabrerets
C. Novello
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The troglodyte houses

The Vallée du Célé is a surprise at every step, in the village of Cabrerets, there are pretty semi-troglodyte houses along the river. They are private, you can't go inside, but you can of course admire them from the road and take nice pictures. 

The village and the abbey of Marcilhac-sur-Célé
The village and the abbey of Marcilhac-sur-Célé
T.Verneuil
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The abbey of Marcilhac-sur-Célé

A treasure is hidden in the Célé Valley, a superb abbey whose 2 eardrums are the oldest in Europe! Between cliffs and rivers, you will be charmed.

Just as pretty, the priory of Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie is also to be discovered.

Marcilhac Abbey

After the terrestrial food, the horizontal descent and the vertical ascent, remains the hike in Time: la Cave of Pech Merle in Cabrerets opens this path to you: concretions, paintings easy to observe, dating from -29 years ago and a history embodied by guides, all the more passionate as some are from the village.

Traverse in Time again with theEcomuseum of Cuzals, which makes its hectares of nature available to visitors to help you better understand the ancestral ways of life in Quercy... Which will amuse the children even more, because a fine collection of tractors awaits them there. Animations, demonstrations, exhibitions, make the whole as lively and experiential as at the time it evokes.

The Vallée du Célé is a small path of nature and history, a preserved place that reveals itself when curiosity is expressed. It is a haven of peace and laughter, depending on the day, punctuated with charming little villages and walks, which will immerse you in the heart of everything that makes the charm and value of Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park. Caselles, gariottes, dry stone walls, oak forests, dry lawns, GR… all these treasures and many more have found refuge in this Célé Valley, to be discovered and experienced, again and again.

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