Lot is part of the region of Midi-Pyrénées and is surrounded by the departments of Corrèze, Cantal, Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne, Before, the area had been known for centuries as Quercy from « Cadurci », the name of the Gauls who were living there when the Romans came.
Variety is the keynote in the Lot, each area has its own landscape and rich local heritage, Water and stone compose surprising landscapes where contrast is a constant.
FIGEAC is part of France’s network of : « Town of Art and History », Figeac, the medieval merchants’ city tells its fascinating story everyday , This town is proud to maintain its tradition and to share its cultural, historic and artistic treasures, Don’t forget that Jean François Champollion, the Egyptologist, was born in that city ; a
museum illustrates his life’s work and a giant copy of the Rosetta stone has been settled.
When it comes to gastronomy, the Lot valley has a rich heritage : farm raised lamb, goat’s cheese, , « foie gras », wild mushrooms, and the local luxuries of truffles and saffron, Eating is a real pleasure to be savoured and enjoyed with friends, Enjoy good food and wine in its restaurants or buy whatever you like on one of the many lively colourful local markets.
So why not hop on a ferry, train or plane and book your viewing trip now.