Au PICATALThe Lot region is a land of contrast

The Lot region is a land of contrast with green countryside, rolling hills and spectacular cliffs. While staying Au Picatal, you will be able to enjoy culture, sightseeing and great food.

Not to be missed

You will be able to discover the great sites of the Lot at your doorstep.
Rocamadour, part of the famous Pilgrim’s Walk of St Jacques de Compostelle, is hanging over the cliff of the Alzou Canyon. You can discover its medieval town and its famous Black Virgin as well as its spectacular views.

Not far from there, you can also discover the Gouffre de Padirac, its caves and its underground river.

And let’s not forget about the tiny village of Lacave where you can descend deep into the cavesfull of natural beauty. Lift your head up and the Chateau of Belcastel will look back at you.

The sightseeing gems of the Lot are varied and endless: the medieval town of Sarlat, Martel and its 7 towers, St Cirq Lapopie labelled as “One of the most beautiful village in France”, Cahors, Autoire and many many more.

Leisure activities

Water activities

  • Canoe Kayak in Meyronne and St Sozy
  • Leisure centre : Quercyland in Souillac (swimming pools and slides)
  • Fishing in the Dordogne

Off the ground

  • Paraponting in Meyronne
  • Aero-club : flying school in Lacave

On the ground

  • Horse riding
  • Walking : 100 kms of delightful marked paths between the Causse and the river Dordogne
  • Cycling: bike hire in Meyronne
  • Golf: Souillac Country Club
  • Tennis : Souillac Tennis Club and covered courts in St Sozy
  • Pot-Holing : Quercyland in Souillac


After a few hours spent walking and discovering our region, you can enjoy the traditional cuisine of the Lot, from “confit de canard”, to “magret” or even our world famous “foie gras”.
You can finish your culinary experience with a “Rocamadour” cheese, a lovely round goat’s cheese served with a fruity red wine from Cahors. Or even a slice of “gateau aux noix”, our regional walnut cake.