Environment

The Lot department is located in the Southwest of France. The village of Saint Jean de Laur is situated in the very South of the department and it borders the departments the Aveyron and the Tarn et Garonne
The rivers Dordogne and the Lot (with numerous tributaries such as the Célé, Vers and Vert) are meandering through the department. The Lot department shows different types of landscapes: in the Northeast lies the ‘Ségala’, a hilly region with a rich flora and fauna and sometimes deep gorges. The majority of the Lot department is dominated by the ‘ Causses ‘, limestone plateaus such as the plateaus of Gramat, Limogne en Quercy and St. Chels.
The Quercy blanc, located Southwest of Cahors, the capital of the department, consists of small agricultural valleys. Last but not least there is the beautiful valley of the Lot; which is the most impressive between Cahors and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.
The department is characterized by tranquility and authenticity, and has enough to offer for a to please every visitor. In the documents here below some of the options to enjoy yourself during a stay in the Lot department are discribed (click on titel).

Saint Jean de Laur

Active leisure

The countryside

Castles and historic cities

An active day with the kids

Here below a video showing you the highlights of our region.

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