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Lot department & St. Jean de Laur

Saint Jean de Laur is located in the Lot department, in the ‘Parc Naturel Régional de Causses du Quercy’. The lot department is situated in the North of the Midi-Pyrénées region in the Southwest of France. Saint Jean de Laur is a charming little village with approximately 200 inhabitants. The village is situated at an

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Midi Pyrénées

The Midi Pyrénées with his capital Toulouse are located in the Southwest of France. It has the largest surface of all regions in France, and has a surface larger then for example Denmark. Since 2016 the Midi Pyrénées joined the region Languedoc Rousillon to become the region Occitanie. The region offers spectacular landscapes. Its plateaux

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Active leisure

Canoeing on the rivers Lot and Célé, rock climbing or spelunking: it is all possible nearby La Maison Riante. There are several organizations who do provide these activities. The pure and unspoiled environment provides an almost unlimited amount of short walks, long walks or even multi-day walks. The “Office de Tourisme” of the department has

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The countryside

The landscape of the regional park is a typical one for the Lot department: the gentle relief of the ‘Causses’, the limestone plateaus of Rocamadour, Saint-Chels and Limogne-en-Quercy which are intersected by the valleys of the rivers Lot and the Célé, and the steep valleys of the Ouysse and Alzou. Trees which incline above the

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Castles and historic cities

You can visit many castles and historical cities in the Lot department. Cities such as Cahors and Figeac are not only characterized by a rich history, they do offer as well the possibility for a days’ shopping or to take it easy enjoying a cold drink at one of the many terraces. Cahors is nicely

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A day with the kids

Nearby you’ll find a large number of activities suitable for the whole family. Of course La Maison Riante offers its own pool (9 x 4 mtr), which you can enjoy on a warm day. Besides the pool there are plenty of possibilities at the border of the Lot river to cool down on a summers’

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