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Make a holiday rental chateau or gite in Lot, France your home away from home

The department of Lot in France’s Midi-Pyrenees, is a rural department famed for its magnificent local produce and natural landscape. Offering excellent local food, stunning scenery and a range of outdoor activities, a holiday rental gite in Lot provides a great holiday retreat at any time of the year.

Things to do in Lot, France

Canoeing and kayaking holidays taking advantage of the self catering Lot chateaux and gites are best located on the banks of the Dordogne and Cele Rivers, whilst the River Lot is the base for a vast array of boat trips which allow you to discover the villages and sights of the department from an alternative point of view. Fishing is also highly popular in Lot, and the huge abundance of fine scenery makes it ideal for walking and cycling holidays.

The rich medieval heritage and ancient painted caves of Grotte de Peche-Merle make Lot a dream location for historians and those with an interest in the development of south west France. Nowhere have I found a natural site as intriguing as Gouffre de Padirac; a collapsed cave which has formed an enormous crater.

Places to holiday in Lot, France

For food connoisseurs, Cahors is an essential place to visit from any holiday cottage in Lot. The finest truffles are found here, and the Saturday market is the best place to stock the shelves in a self catering Lot holiday rental. Boat tours from Cahors are the ideal way to explore and soak in the stunning scenery of Lot.

Figeac is one of the larger towns in Lot, providing a range of shops, restaurants and services to cater for anyone staying in a self catering Lot chateau or gite. It is a historians dream, and birthplace to Jean Francois Champollion, the man who cracked the Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Meanwhile, Rocamadour is essential viewing from a Lot cottage simply due to its spectacular location and architecture. Dating back to the 10th Century and built into the shear cliff face. It is hard to describe the shear beauty of Rocamadour, and it simply needs to be discovered in person!

Weather in Lot, France

Summer temperatures average at a very comfortable 267deg;C in June and July, which is ideal for messing around on the rivers or walking in the countryside. Winters are remarkably warm, averaging 9°C throughout the coldest months.

Flights to Lot, France

The closest airport to a holiday rental in Lot, Toulouse (TLS), receives many flights from the UK, from Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX) and the East Midlands. Cheap flights to Lot have made holidays here very popular, and no longer just a stop on the way through to the beaches of Spain.

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                                                                                                      Tranquil, and relaxing Gite with everything suppli

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Second time we have stayed at this beautiful Gite, and we are not the only ones who have stayed more than once! It is fully equipped with everything you could need. A perfect, peaceful and tranquil place to relax. The owners, Averil and Edmund, are great hosts and will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time there . You will love the peace and quiet, yet with a 15 min gentle stroll you can be in the local village and enjoy a coffee, or meal and the local Sunday market. Its a great base for exploring the local region (and the wine), and we are only sorry we can't go back again next year, and will struggle to find anywhere as good. We will certainly be going again in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      beautiful barn

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The barn was first class, better than the photos even! The property was spotless, with everything provided. Gary & Gaynor were delightful, nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommended- for a lovely peaceful holiday
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Cute little cottage with a view to die for

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Charming, peaceful stone cottage built into the rock over 3 floors. The terrace looks across the valley with a stunning view. The owner has decorated the house very tastefully and provided everything you need to cook and eat there. The sofa and bed were comfortable and we absolutely loved it. The only down side was washing faces and brushing teeth in the kitchen sink as the bathroom is tiny and only has a shower and loo. Not really a problem though and the owner is considering extending to build on a new bathroom. There is even a hammock and sunloungers in the garden edged with lavender and you can use the pool in the hotel below.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016