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Figeac, a historical city


Figeac is a city of 10 000 inhabitants between Auvergne and Haut Quercy. The city center offer shops, convenience stores, restaurants, gas stations and doctors.
Numerous outdoor activities (horseback riding, treetop adventure circuits, water sports,…) as well as cultural events (movie theater, museums, music festivals, local festivals and theater) are only a few minutes away from the domaine!
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But Figeac is before a city which will surprise you if you visit it with your 5 senses: look at the facades of the historic palaces, cherish the stone of sculptures, listen to the noise of fountains, smell scents of the leather which escape from and enjoy the medieval recipe of the apple pie and spices.
That's not all! You will certainly appreciate as us the Champollion museum, symbol of Figeac and its Place of writings… its ground is covered with a monumental reproduction of the Rosetta stone, sculptured in some black granite.
What about the place Carnot, the old marketplace, surrounded with impressive houses, with balconies of wrought iron, under the roofs of which we find covered galleries, soleilhos, which were used to the drying of the linen or skins; or served as refuge to get a breath of fresh air on the hot evenings summer.
For the lovers of the History, you must know that Figeac Story is written since 830, date of the foundation of Saint Sauveur Abbey by Pépin 1st. The development of the trade quickly creates an important middle-class, which is at the origin of the rich medieval architecture of the city center. These houses showed the wealth and the power of its inhabitants who often built after the Hundred Years' War floors with timber framing and stone Gothic vaults.
- Figeac Tourist Office official website


A view of Figeac One of the numerous soleilhos of the city A key of stone vault with Occitan sign The Rosetta stone


Come to discover the Figeac area

Departement of the Lot


Tourism less than one hour from La Fraisie

Le Gouffre de Padirac :

Seen on the entrance of Padirac Abyss

This abyss of 35 meters in diameter is the most famous of Europe and it is considered as one of the biggest geological curiosities of France. After a vertiginous descent in 103 meters deep, you will sail with a small boat the subterranean river discovered in 1889 and will cover 2,5 kms of galleries with a temperature close to 13°. The legend is that Lucifer having lost its challenge in front of Saint Martin disappeared to the bottom of the Gouffre called also “the cave of the Devil”. With more than 400.000 tickets, the Gouffre de Padirac is the first underground world site in France.
- Gouffre de Padirac website

One of the numerous Padirac Abyss geological formations


Saint-Cirq-Lapopie :

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie village

Among of one of the most beautiful sites of the Lot valley, St Cirq was elected "France’s favorite village”. A village listed as one of the most beautiful in France and a historic monument, this mediaeval jewel invites you to explore its streets and hidden treasures.
A Gothic church built atop a Roman chapel, a village with just two hundred inhabitants but overflowing with heritage, a museum perched on the edge of a cliff... St Cirq Lapopie cultivates its paradoxes, all the better to charm you!
Conservation area including 13 historic monuments.
- Saint-Cirq-Lapopie official website

A seen of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie village


La grotte de Pech-Merle à Cabrerets :

Pech-Merle cave: the dotted horses

An art gallery in a palace of nature.
Discovered in 1922, this prehistoric painted cave is situated on Cabrerets district. A complete sample of natural geological formations, including successive prehistoric paintings and engravings many of which are more than 20,000 years old. Mammoth, horse, bison, symbols, hand templates, human figures and footprints... An extraordinary art gallery in a palace of nature. A large and beautiful cave with prehistoric paintings easy to access and wonder at. The museum of the Prehistory will complete the visit.
- Pech Merle cave website

Pech-Merle cave: handprint

Rocamadour :

Rocamadour city

For nearly a thousand years, the narrow, lonely canyon of the Alzou has been home to a cluster of buildings clinging to the rock half way up the sheer cliffs; and from this improbable spot, a powerful call has gone out, drawing millions of the faithful to the shrine of the Black Virgin of Rocamadour. A chapel dedicated to Our Lady existed here, but it was only after the discovery of the perfectly-preserved body of Saint Amadour in 1166 that a pilgrimage began to develop. Castle ramparts and fortified gates, of which several are intact or still easily visible. Crypt was classified in the world heritage of the humanity, it is the 5th site the most visited in France with more than 1,5 million pilgrims.
- Rocamadour website

Rocamadour: The citadel of the faith


Les chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle :

Boundary Stone on St James's Way

For Middle Ages St James's Way were the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. For anyone keen to enjoy the beautiful and inspiring experience of walking one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, the region is a blessing.
Situated on Via Podiensis from the volcanic hill, Figeac includes 40 kms of paths before and after the city which are registered on the UNESCO world heritage list.
- Saint James way website

Pilgrims on one of the path of St James's Way


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