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What are the activities at Parc naturel régional et Géoparc des Causses du Quercy ?

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Why choose a trail at Parc naturel régional et Géoparc des Causses du Quercy?

The Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park and Geopark is located in Occitania, in the Lot department. It covers an area of 9,500 hectares and is composed of three main areas: the Causses, the Lot Valley and the Dordogne Valley.

The Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park and Geopark is a protected natural area that is home to a rich and varied fauna and flora. In particular, one can find animal species such as the wolf, the lynx or the chamois, as well as plant species such as the holm oak, the juniper or the rosemary.

The Regional Natural Park and Geopark of the Causses of Quercy is also a place full of history. Indeed, it is crossed by many hiking trails that allow you to discover the villages and castles that have marked the history of the Lot.


What are the services on site?

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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
1.5678048
44.6482859

What are the coordinates and address of Parc naturel régional et Géoparc des Causses du Quercy?

Parc naturel régional et Géoparc des Causses du Quercy
05 65 24 20 50
11 Rue Traversière, 46240, France

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Starting Point

The trailhead for the Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park and Geopark is located in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Why visit Parc naturel régional et Géoparc des Causses du Quercy

The Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park and Geopark is located in Occitania, in the Lot department. It covers an area of nearly 8,000 hectares and offers a wide variety of landscapes, ranging from limestone plateaus to the Dordogne gorges. This park is a real paradise for nature lovers and sportsmen, who will find many activities to practice, such as hiking, canoeing or mountain biking. There is also no shortage of historical and cultural sites in this region, including the medieval villages of Rocamadour and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Things not to be missed

The activities to do around the Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park and Geopark are numerous. Nature lovers will be able to walk through the park's splendid landscapes, observe the local fauna and flora, or participate in hiking or horseback riding. Sportsmen can practice canoeing on the Lot, mountain biking or climbing. Visitors will also be able to discover the typical villages of the region, such as Rocamadour or Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and the historical monuments located there.

Activities: hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, climbing, mountain biking.

Things not to miss: the Lacave and Padirac caves, the medieval city of Rocamadour, the troglodyte village of Loubressac.

Where to eat?

1. In the heart of the forest, discover the restaurant La Bergerie which offers traditional and refined cuisine.

2. In an atypical setting, the restaurant L'Atelier offers inventive and gourmet cuisine.

3. For an unforgettable culinary experience, head to the L'Auberge du Pèlerin restaurant located in a former monastery.

4. For a taste of local specialties, head to La Table du Marchand restaurant in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

5. For a gourmet break, stop at the snack bar Le Petit Bistrot located on the banks of the Lot.

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