The Lot department is located in the Southwest of France. The village of Cajarc is situated in the very South of the department and is separated by the river Lot from the department the Aveyron.
The rivers Dordogne and the Lot (with numerous tributaries such as the Célé, Vers and Vert) are meandering through the department. The Lot department shows different types of landscapes: in the Northeast lies the ‘Ségala’, a hilly region with a rich flora and fauna and sometimes deep gorges. The majority of the Lot department is dominated by the ‘ Causses ‘, limestone plateaus such as the plateaus of Gramat, Limogne en Quercy and St. Chels. The Quercy blanc, located Southwest of Cahors, the capital of the department, consists of small agricultural valleys. Last but not least there is the beautiful valley of the Lot; which is the most impressive between Cahors and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.
Several of the most picturesque villages in France are less than an hour’s drive. Najac, Conques, Belcastel, St Cirq Lapopie & Cordes sur Ciel are all exceptional. Lots of towns have their typical local market during the week, such as Cajarc (Saturday and twice a week on Wednesday), Villefranche de Rouergue (Thursday), Saint Antonin Noble Val (Sunday), Limogne en Quercy (Sunday), Caussade (Monday) and Cahors (Saturday).
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