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The Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park covers 185,500 hectares from the north to the south of the Lot in southwest France.
The park has become a hiker's paradise for its preserved nature and peaceful environment: on foot, mountain bike, bicycle or road, hundreds of kilometers of marked routes are available to you to discover the territory. All seasons.
The Regional Natural Park of the Causses du Quercy gathers a wide variety of natural habitats: cliffs, dolines, fissures, dry grasslands, oak forests...
Small villages, resurgences with turquoise waters, caves and streams...Each trail reveals a surprising discovery.
The Causses du Quercy are an ideal place for outdoor leisure activities, such as hiking, speleology, climbing or canoeing...
With your family, you can visit swamps, grottoes or phosphates and discover rivers, fauna and flora, villages and castles, stories and legends, prehistory and the secrets of the underground world.
The Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park is a heavily eroded karst plateau with many wonderful attractions, including Rocamadour, a medieval village built on the edge of a cliff.
The main tourist attraction that draws millions to this town each year is The Esplanade des Sanctuaires, which consists of 7 churches and chapels, including the famous Notre Dame chapel.
The village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is also a medieval village, with its half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and lookouts. It is a stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela, and then to Cahors and its Saint-Etienne cathedral.
The Pech Merle cave is also located a few kilometers away and is a splendid gallery of prehistoric art.
You will find it hard to believe that the paintings and engravings depicting mammoths, bison, horses, signs, figures, hands and footprints date back over 20,000 years.
The Gouffre de Padirac is one of the star attractions of the Regional Natural Park and the Lot department. The 103 meter deep hole is accessible by elevator, and you can take a boat along the underground river and then find it on foot. You will find impressive cascades of calcite and stalactites!
Several accommodations are available near the regional nature park of the Causses de Quercy. In particular hotels, auberges, villas and others. However, we did a search and chose the best unusual refuges that could exist.
Just 10 minutes from the regional natural park of the Causses du Quercy, this tent of 12 square meters is well-equipped so that you can have a great stay.
In addition, the hosts of this tent offer you a breakfast along your stay :
● Hot drink ;
● Orange juice ;
● Bread, butter, organic jams, honey from Causse ;
● Organic yogurt ;
● Organic hard boiled egg.
What more could you want!
This dome house will probably blow your mind. Perfect for 2 people, this gem is located in the middle of the forest just 25 minutes from the park. It is well equipped for you to have a beautiful starry night. In addition, a nice terrace and a private pool are on site.
Several restaurants are available near the regional natural park of the Causses du Quercy. However, we've picked out the best ones we could find for you.
Murat's Den is an excellent restaurant that is well regarded. The restaurant offers a diverse menu, well-stocked plates and scrumptious dishes! The atmosphere is family friendly and note that the staff is very welcoming.
This Italian restaurant serves fresh and tasty food. From the looks of it, it's located in the middle of nowhere but don't judge it quickly. It's a rare gem that takes care of its customers. The staff is very active and serves you without even asking them, something anyone appreciates.