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LotLot is a department in Midi-Pyrénées in the southwest of France. The department (now named after the river “Lot”) was created from part of the province of Languedoc and called Quercy until the French Revolution. It is bordered by the departments Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne (Aquitane);   Corrèze (Limousin); Cantal (Auvergne); Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées).

Lot has three rivers: Dordogne in the north; Cele in the centre; and Lot in the south. The department is noted for its valleys and gorges formed by these rivers and their tributaries. The valleys tend to contain the department's vineyards and picturesque villages; whilst woodland generally covers the hills. The Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Haut Quercy manages and protects a large area of the department.


Rocamadour, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées Rocamadour

Prefecture - Cahors

Places of Interest

Cahors – departmental capital renowned for its medieval buildings
Gouffre de Padirac – prehistoric caves
Gourdon – historic town with medieval buildings and decorated prehistoric caves
Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Haut Quercy
Rocamadour  - cliff-top pilgrimage town
Saint-Céré - medieval town containing the Montal chateau
St Cirq Lapopie – cliff top village overhanging the Lot valley

Weather in Lot

Travelling to Lot


Travelling to Lot via the Ferry

French Terminal Caen Le Havre Dieppe St Malo Calais Cherbourg Dunkerque Rosocoff
Approx. journey time to Cahors 6hr 45min 7hr 7hr 10min 7hr 25min 7hr 55min 8hr 8hr 05min 8hr 45min

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Nearest Airports:

Airport Toulouse
Approx. journey time to Cahors 1hr 20min 1hr 55min 2hr 10min 2hr 15min 3hr



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TGV Stations in Midi-Pyrénées:

        Lourdes, Montauban, Tarbes, Toulouse