Visits and tourism

Many activities await you around the Bergerie de Laura, enough to make your stay rich in discoveries.

The Lot department was created on March 4, 1790 during the French Revolution.

The southwest of the department (the Lot valley) is one of the oldest wine regions in France. Cahors wines are known the world over.


A worldwide reputation

First shock, the city, which is in fact a tiny village with a worldwide reputation, seen from l'Hospitalet! Built in successive stages on the cliffside, it hangs 120 meters above a canyon where the Alzou river flows. Its houses, roofs and churches seem to be part of the rock.

30 mn from the gite.

Le gouffre de Padirac - la bergerie de laura

The abyss of Padirac

The abyss of Padirac is also a place not to be missed in the region, embarking on the underground river for a boat ride.

35 mn from the gite.

visiter sarlat - la bergerie de laura

Sarlat la Canéda

Sarlat la Canéda, has only 42 kms of the Bergerie de Laura, with its specialties, truffle, foie gras, chestnut, etc ... Medieval city, and the capital of the Black Perigord, it is one of the most beautiful cities in France with no less than 66 listed monuments.

50 mn from the gite.

The castle of Vaillac

The castle of Vaillac, a remarkable monument of the 15th and 17th century, opens its doors to you for a visit in the heart of history. An emblematic example of the military castles of the late Middle Ages in the Quercy region, the visit allows you to relive the history of the Lords of Vaillac and discover a group of buildings, each one more beautiful than the next. From its promontory above the village, travel back in time to the Middle Ages, during a visit with commentary by a passionate visitor.

The Champollion Museum

1h30 of visit to discover History through the Scriptures of the World.
Figeac is classified City of Art and History and the museum has a lot to do with it.
Already from the outside it is beautiful and it sets the tone: on one side a medieval stone façade, on the other a façade with a thousand letters from around the world, made of copper and glass: welcome to the birth house of Jean-François Champollion, who welcomes you from April to December.
45 mn from the gite.

The castle of Beynac


Standing on top of a vertiginous cliff, overlooking the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, the castle of Beynac is a stone sentinel that has watched over the Dordogne for more than 9 centuries.

50 mn from the gite.


In love with enigmatic places that concentrate history, architecture and bucolic landscape?
Domme is one of the most beautiful villages in France not to be missed!...
From the top of its rocky promontory, this medieval bastide located 12km from Sarlat, will plunge you into the time of the Templars while discovering the traditional Perigordian heritage.

40 mn from the gite.

The cave of Lascaux

The Lascaux cave (and not the Lascaux caves) was discovered in 1940 by 4 Perigordian teenagers from Montignac in the Vézère valley in the department of Dordogne - Périgord.

 1h from the gite.

Saint Cirq Lapopie

Near to Cahors, Saint-Cirq Lapopie, elected 1st Favorite Village of the French in 2012, offers the richness of its history and its exceptional viewpoint to the visitor.

All you have to do is take the road, which winds between the Lot River and the cliffs, for the pleasure of discovery to begin. Sometimes deer or squirrels will try to accompany your walk.

50  mn from the gite.

The medieval of Gourdon

It's an opportunity to share a festive and original moment with family or friends! An improbable appointment with the past, during which you will make unsuspected encounters, live the life of the Middle Ages in the camps where you will find yourself in the middle of a knight's fight ...

20 mn from the gite.

Collonges la Rouge

Collonges-la-Rouge, a tourist mecca in Corrèze, nestled between walnut and chestnut trees, is a great place to discover the built heritage and to go hiking.
You will notice the beauty of the architecture blending with the red colour of the stones.

55 mn from the gîte.

Martel Steam Train

Discovery of the Dordogne Valley by the old railway line carved into the cliff 80 metres high. Each route is planned from Martel to Saint Denis (return journey). Depending on the timetable, a magnificent steam locomotive or a powerful diesel engine is at the head of the train near Martel station, ready to take you on a fantastic journey. A 13 km round trip along the Dordogne valley and its wonderful panoramas.

At 35 mn from the gîte.

The Valent-ré bridge in Cahors

This medieval bridge with 3 towers is the pride and joy of Cahors.

An outstanding example of medieval architecture, the Valentré Bridge is classified as a Historic Monument and since 1998 has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Ways of Santiago de Compostela.

35 minutes from the gîte.


Labelled "One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France", the Bastide de Monpazier seduces by its exceptional character; it has remained almost intact since its foundation in 1284 - in the name of King Edward I of England.

Considered the "model" Bastide with a perfect orthogonal layout, it influenced the style of the greatest architects.

Stroll along its narrow streets, stroll under the arcades and discover its market on the Place des Cornières every Thursday morning for over 700 years!

1 hour from the gîte.

The Autoire waterfall

It is located in the Dordogne valley, 2 kilometres from the village of Autoire. A GR allows you to discover a magnificent part of the river where a 30-metre waterfall - the highest in the department - plunges, which you can see from your foot by taking a path to the right of the waterfall. This same GR joins a ridge - from where there is a superb view of the waterfall and the valley leading straight to Autoire, passing by the "Château des Anglais" or Château de la Roque d'Autoire, dating from the 13th century and having served as a hideout for English companies during the Hundred Years' War. Listed as a Historic Monument in 1925, the fortress, recently restored, is leaning against the cliff and merges with it. Autoire and its surroundings, with its famous and magnificent waterfall, are part of these enchanting places, nestled in the heart of the Lot and which are the soul of Quercy.

40 mn from the gîte.

The gastronomy of the Lot

From the market stall to the menu of the starred restaurants, you can taste black truffle, Rocamadour cheese accompanied by a glass of Cahors wine, Quercy melon, saffron, or even Quercy farm lamb.... and foie gras. All the flavour and quality of local produce can be found on your plate.

Tourist Office

9 Place de la mairie
46240 Cœur-de-Causse