Regional Guide To The Quercy


Guide to the Lot and Quercy Region in the South of France

Your introductory guide to the undiscovered Lot and Quercy region, a land of sunshine and stone and the Gateway to the South of France.

Pont de Valentré, Cahors

Iris Post Box - Riviere Basse

Marie - Castelfranc

Deux Chevaux - Catus

La Poste - Rouffiac

Place de Gambetta - Cahors

Vines in the Cahors AOC wine region

Regional Guide to the Lot and Quercy

Holidays, property and life in the sunny South of France Our guide to the Lot and Quercy region provides an introduction for those not familiar with this part of the South of France and its undiscovered treasures - the lack of industry, low population density and a rural landscape that has remained unchanged for thousands of years.
If you are looking for a holiday, holiday home or property for sale in this part of the South of France, look no further - they are all here to be discovered.

Where is the Lot and Quercy?

In the heart of sunny south west France Lot and Quercy RegionThe Lot and Quercy is the gateway to the South of France. Far enough south to be consistently hot and sunny in summer, but relatively undiscovered by tourism. Many pass through the region on their way to the Mediterranean coast or Spain, a few stay for a night to break up the journey South, fewer still stay; those that do are forever captivated by the land of sunshine and stone. The region covers three of the least populated departments in the South of France... more...

The Perigord Truffle

Black Diamonds from the South of France TrufflePérigord truffles (Tuber melanosporum), known as Black Diamonds due to their high price and rarity, are perhaps the most sought after culinary product in the world... more...

Holiday Gite In the Lot Valley (Sleeps 2-5)

Available for summer 2012 Le Pigeonnier, RouffiacA charming, 200 year old cottage built in the typical Quercynois style of local white stone. This delightful property is set in the heart of the picturesque hilltop hamlet of Rouffiac with its breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside.
Unexpectedly available for summer 2012

The Most Beautiful Villages in the Quercy

In search of perfection in the land of sunshine and stone
Photo: Agence Estelum
Loubressac, Lot
Throughout the Lot and Quercy region there are simply hundreds of charming stone built villages, often perching on a hilltop with magnificent views of the surrounding area. Each village has its own individual character...

Lot and Quercy Facts and Figures

One of the least populated areas in the South of France Photo: CDT Lot Jean MaureilleThe Lot and Quercy region covers three of the least populated departments in the South of France and covers the Lot, Lot et Garonne and Tarn et Garonne. Still relatively undiscovered... more...

What’s the weather like in the South of France?

A few facts about the Lot and Quercy climate. Does the sun always shine?Peter Mayle described Provence as a cold country with a high rate of sunshine and a place where the summers are consistently hot. Both of these comments are also said to be true elsewhere in the South of France - the Lot and Quercy region, but let’s look at some actual figures... more...

On The Pilgrim Trail to Santiago de Compostela

History of the shrine and the pilgrimage The Shell of St. JamesThe ancient city of Cahors in the south of France lies on the famous pilgrim trail to the shrine of St. James in northwest Spain. Many people still walk the route today, wearing a scallop shell around their necks – in French a coquille St. Jacques. more...

Holiday Activities in the South of France

Detailed listing for the Lot department
Photo: CDT Lot
Canoeing on the Lot
With so many activities to choose from there's sure to be something of interest in this lovely part of the South of France ranging from walking to hang gliding. The River Lot is a great attraction for many people ... more...

Geese, Ducks and Pigeons

The food of the Quercy in the South of France Photo: CDT Lot Jean Maureille In this region of the South of France the splendid goose has been King for a thousand years. Although perennially popular, goose is expensive and revered and so generally used only for feasts and special occasions... more...

Cahors, Ancient and Beautiful Capital of the Quercy

Photo: CDT Lot Jean Maureille
Pont de Valentré
Roman bastide, medieval city of Bishops and Popes, and gateway to the glorious south, this enchanting old town captivates all who come to know her…


Lot and Quercy Life Newsletter

Stone built pigeonnier

Stone Borie - Causses du Quercy

The meandering river Lot from Belaye

Marie - Albas

Old reliable

Friday morning market in Prayssac

Autumn Vines

Albas Wine Festival


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