Located in the heart of the South-West of France, the Lot undeniably rhymes with a gentle way of life. The perched villages of Quercy, which turn out to be little jewels, the charm of dry stone combined with the gentle pastures of the Causses where goats and sheep graze peacefully, the sites of Art, History and Prehistory or the rich gastronomy of the Lot region: all these are assets that really enchant lovers of authenticity! In order to quickly find your campsite in this region of France, we recommend that you do it as early as possible by going on the HomeCamper website. You will be able to discover all the offers available in the Lot from HomeCamper hosts who will offer you the opportunity to stay directly with the locals while preserving the camping spirit!
First and foremost, the Lot department is rich in rivers (including the Lot and its meanders), plateaus and valleys: the Lot valley, the Dordogne valley and the Célé valley. The Lot valley is one of the most beautiful in the country, with beautiful villages such as St Cirq Lapopie, a medieval village perched on a rock with 13 historical monuments. Other villages are also worth visiting, such as the village of Cardaillac and its three-tower fort, Autoire and its half-timbered houses or Loubressac and its brown tile houses. The Dordogne valley, home to grey herons, has many castles, including the castle of Montal. The caves of Lacave, which can be reached by small train, are worth a visit, as is the famous village of Rocamadour, a village perched on a rock and a place of pilgrimage. Animal lovers will love visiting the Eagle Rock and watching the shows with the birds of prey. They will also like to evolve in the Monkey Forest, to meet its 130 Barbary monkeys, then visit the Grotte des Merveilles, as well as the Padillac abyss, a real geological jewel. The Célé valley shines with its Perch Merl cave and its many prehistoric paintings. The many chasms and limestone cliffs offer sports enthusiasts beautiful sites for caving or climbing. There are also many hiking trails.
We also advise you to stop in Cahors, a city with a medieval atmosphere, and to visit Saint Etienne Cathedral and its cloister, as well as its fortified bridge classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The terroir and gastronomy of the Lot will delight the most demanding taste buds, especially with farm lamb from Quercy, Cahors wine, Rocamadour cheese and truffles!
If you want to stay in the Lot and enjoy pleasant temperatures for your visits, we recommend that you leave between the months of May and September to enjoy the climate of the area. The hottest months remain in July and August.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!