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The Lot region is a rural idyll. Green forests and fields surround broad, slow moving rivers with hamlets and towns hugging the bends. These rivers have gradually worn away the landscape into deep gorges, giving this countryside some drama. All of this watched over by the châteaux which cling to the hilltops. The best places to stay in the Lot offer the opportunity to make the most of the region from exploring its highlights to relaxing by a pool in the summer sun.
The Lot is for those who like spending afternoons poking around beautiful old villages, or mornings hiking out into the grand outdoors.
Cahors is one of the best places to stay in the Lot if you like your historic towns medieval. The old town has some every fine 13th Century houses, the remains of the original ramparts and a very famous bridge, the 14th Century, World Heritage Listed Pont Valentre.
Puy-l'Eveque is one of the most photographed towns in the Midi-Pyrenees. Narrow lanes run between ancient houses and courtyards towards the river, and Puy-l'Eveque's bridges. Among this town's most beautiful buildings are the convent, the Chapel of Saint Michel, the Church of Saint Sauveur and the 14th Century château de Lychairie.
Rocamadour is on a medieval pilgrim's route - one which is still followed today. It is also within the Causses de Quercy National Park.
Carennac, Loubressac and Autoire have all been included on the official list of 'the most beautiful villages of France'. 11th Century Carennac has the priory and Saint Peter's Church and rows of perfect stone houses. Loubressac has a lovely château and church and magical views over the surrounding countryside. And Autorie is surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees, so it's one of the best places to stay in the Lot for foodies.
The Upper Dordogne Valley offers a nice blend of village views and dramatic river-cut landscapes. This area is known for having a gentler pace of life, for being pleasant and sunny and for being a bit 'off the beaten track'.
The Causses de Quercy National Park is a favourite among trekkers. Popular for its dramatic limestone landscape carved by the flow of water above and below the ground. There are 36 marked hiking trails across the park, so plenty of empty space to get lost in.
If you're interested in France's famous caves, one of the best places to stay in the Lot is Cabrerets. As well as being impressively positioned on the side of a cliff, this town's location is also close to the Pech Merle caves. One of the few caves with prehistoric paintings which is still open to the public.
Still not sure where to go? Browse our list of all the best places to stay in the Lot, or call, or email, one of our gurus for advice. Alternatively have a look at our recommendations in the nearby Dordogne.
Nestled beneath the Belcastel Castle and beside the Ouysse River there is magic in the air at this charming hotel. The rooms are bright and crisp with gleaming hardwood floors and gorgeous views. It boasts a Michelin starred restaurant, outdoor pool & hot tub.
A traditional stone building with blue shutters and ivy clad terraces in the heart of the Dordogne. Charming rooms have stone floors and iron bedsteads. Local produce served in the restaurant, outdoor pool, tennis court, billiards, and many activities around. A fantastic spot for families.
A beautiful 17th century manor house set in the middle of a national park. Charming traditional rooms have stone walls, attractive fabrics, and wooden beams. Pretty parkland, panoramic valley views, swimming pool, and excellent local cuisine. An ideal spot for exploring.
A fabulously positioned near the Malbec vineyards, on a river bank, and with stunning views up to the hills around. A selection of rooms, triples, family suites, and a fully equipped apartment, all in chic creams with elegant furnishings. Fantastic surrounding restaurants and wineries.
A hotel and restaurant in a charming Quercy village. Traditional rooms and suites with stone walls and wooden beams, some with four poster beds, fireplaces and private terraces. An excellent restaurant, swimming pool and terraces. A relaxing and low-key spot.
Venture down a long drive to this 14th century mill, amidst parklike grounds and waterways. Step back in time with traditionally decorated bedrooms including exposed beams and brickwork, flagstone flooring and ancient tapestries. Breakfast includes Claude's homemade jams, pastries and strong coffee.
A quiet hotel in the mid-Pyrenees. Themed rooms feature stone floors with heating, king size beds and private spa baths or hammams. A heated outdoor pool, rustic gardens and charming breakfasts. A great choice for an intimate romantic weekend with lots of countryside walks.
Spectacularly romantic chateau with magnificent views over the Dordogne. Fantastic gourmet food served from terraces or in the vaulted-ceiling restaurant. Stone-walled bedrooms with parquet floors, wooden beams and soft fabrics. Very special, utterly romantic.
A country house B&B in the middle of a Natural Park. Charming stable-conversion bedrooms and one apartment have lots of space, attractive fabrics, and traditional materials. Hearty breakfasts, an outdoor pool, and lots of good restaurants in the area. Excellent value for local exploring.
A beautiful B&B in a 19th century mansion. Large, contemporary rooms have wooden floors, four posters and superb bathrooms in slate. Outdoor pool, enormous gardens, and a peaceful sun terrace. Fantastic regional cuisine with local wines. Elegant, chic and quiet.
A stunning 15th century chateau renovated with flair. Elegant rooms and suites have wrought iron beds, antiques, luxurious furnishings, and views of the grounds. A very quiet and romantic atmosphere. Breakfast is served in a large dining room. Romantic and family friendly.
As the name suggests, four modern, chicly furnished rooms in an ancient building hidden away in Montcuq's side streets. Owner managed means personal touches, delicious breakfasts of local organic produce and dinners on request. A stylish base to explore the beautiful Lot countryside.
A sumptuous hotel in 13th century castle. Elegant rooms have parquet floors, antiques and regal drapes, excellent bathrooms. Chapel, outdoor pool, tennis court, gardens and terrace. Simple, yet exquisite French cuisine in the restaurant, lovely bar. A must for foodies and wine lovers.
Gorgeous chateau right on the Dordogne river. Elegant bedrooms feature original French antiques, creamy fabrics and garden views. Tennis court, outdoor pool, sun terrace and 300 acres of woodland. Sublime gourmet French cuisine in ambient dining room. Utterly charming.