Sailing in the Lot Valley
Sailing in the Lot Valley
J.Morel
Discovery cruise in Puy l'Eveque
Discovery cruise in Puy l'Eveque
S.Richard
By houseboat on the Lot near the Pont Valentré
By houseboat on the Lot near the Pont Valentré
L. Da Ascençao
Luzech in the meander of the Lot
Luzech in the meander of the Lot
Luzech in the meander of the Lot © Vent d'Autan
View of the village of Albas from the bridge
View of the village of Albas from the bridge
Lot Tourisme - C.Asquier
Visit the Lot Valley

The valley along the water

The Lot river meanders between cliffs and causses, digs its furrow, at its frantic pace... it shapes the landscapes, waters the animals, offers a varied playground, animates the viewpoints, has forged the history that dots this valley and white Quercy, which punctuates it. The Lot Valley cools the summers and fogs the winters.

Remarkable villages

Discovery cruise in Puy l'Eveque
Discovery cruise in Puy l'Eveque
S.Richard

Then it leaps towards culminating points occupied by perched villages, such as Saint-Cirq-Lapopie -Most beautiful village in France and 1st favorite village of the French, nothing less- or other villages like Albas and Belaye. Finally, it settles down at the feet of a well-named episcopal city Puy-l'Evêque.

The charms of the meanders of the Lot

It turns and twirls with the constancy of a river that knows where it is going: to Aiguillon, then Bordeaux, then the ocean. It goes there frankly... with its meanders which make its landscapes exceptional, curious, rare. Cahors and Luzech are nestled there, offering exceptional breathtaking panoramas.

To get to the bottom of it and live your own experiences, you have several solutions:

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Discovery cruise in Puy l'Eveque
Discovery cruise in Puy l'Eveque
S.Richard

With a commented cruise

In addition to the pleasure of sailing, they offer you another point of view on the Lot River. Captain and boatman will tell you their story, their job and will reveal to you all secrets that surround you along the water. By going around the loop of Cahors, along the towpath at Saint-Cirq Lapopie, in the vineyard or at the foot of Puy-l'Évêque, you will pass one or more locks and understand all about the harsh life of the sailors. of the Lot.

Cruises on the Lot

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By houseboat on the Lot near the Pont Valentré
By houseboat on the Lot near the Pont Valentré
L. Da Ascençao

In a houseboat for a few days

You can also choose to discover the Lot river at your own pace, independently with a houseboat. Things are well done on this river, you will need 1 week to go up and down the entire navigable part, 75 km long. From April to September, go sail over the water and live intensely a beautiful project of serene escape. You will discover the river between meanders, locks, cliffs, towpaths et vineyard. The pontoons offer various stages in the heart of nature, at the foot of the Pont Valentré, on the banks of Luzech or in Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Sometimes, all you have to do is disembark to visit a castle, a winegrower, a medieval site or a gastronomic stopover. And if you have taken the bikes on board, in a few pedal strokes, you will reach the Pech Merle cave, a village in Quercy Blanc or the Plage aux Ptérosaures.

The Lot by houseboat

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On a barge on the Lot at the foot of Saint-Cirq Lapopie
On a barge on the Lot at the foot of Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Lot Tourisme - C. Ory

On board for the day

You can live this experience in reduced time, but giant emotions : by renting a boat for 1 hour or a day. It is the individual version of the sailing boat, driven without a license, in small or large family or friends versions. A unique experience and fun to live on the river Lot.

Rent a boat for the day

Fishing on the Lot near the towpath, in Bouziès
Fishing on the Lot near the towpath, in Bouziès
E.Faure

Boat ramps

To launch your own boat, you can refer to boat ramp map on the Lot river.

The rehabilitation of the slipways along the Lot is co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the interregional operational program ERDF Massif Central (€24 financed by the Region, €750 by the Department and €27 by the Massif Central ERDF fund).

The boat ramp map

To follow the thread of the Lot Valley is to unroll the thread of a busy life, that of a memorable stay. To each his Valley, to each his memories, to each his pleasures and happiness for all.

The Lot Valley, an experience to live, by nature!

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