Vallée du Lot, Aveyron © P. Soissons - Tourisme Aveyron
Vallée du Lot

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Saint-Eulalie d’Olt sur les berges du Lot, Aveyron © T. Lambelin - FAHPA
Saint-Eulalie d’Olt sur les berges du Lot

Watery pleasures

The waters of the Lot are the ideal playground for outdoor activities: canoeing, kayaking, rafting, boat hire…

Discovering the region from the water is one of the most pleasant ways of permeating this land. Water sports centresare to be found at Sainte-Eulalie d’Olt, Espalion and Entraygues.

The good life

This very beautiful valley is bathed in a gentleness and privileged serenity that is also found in the ambiance of its villages.

From Saint-Laurent d'Olt to Entraygues-sur-Truyère villages large and small, where traditions live on, succeed one another each offering a warm welcome.

The flavours of the Pays d’Olt (Lot country) are proof of this art de vivre: trout, tripous, ceps, farçous, foie gras, cous farcis and confits, sheep’s and goat’s cheeses, not forgetting the beers of Saint-Geniez and the wines of Estaing and Entraygues-Le Fel.

Saint-Geniez-d’Olt

Town on the banks of the Lot, Augustin cloister and chapel (14th century), chapel of the Pénitents Noirs (17th century), Baroque parish church (18th century), Talabot monument, Pierre Lenoir gallery, visits of the village, leisure activities, events and festivals.

Saint-Geniez d’Olt, Aveyron © T. Lambelin - FAHPA
Saint-Geniez d’Olt
Espalion, Aveyron © P. Soissons - Tourisme Aveyron
Espalion

Espalion

Its monuments in pink sandstone, with the traditional image of the Old Renaissance Palais and the Old Bridge, the ancient tanneries, Perse church: 10th and 11th century gem of Romanesque art, Saint-Jean church that holds the Joseph Vaylet Museum (popular traditions and art), the Diving suite museum, and the Pénitents’ chapel. Perched on its basaltic peak: the Mediaeval Park of the Château de Calmont-d'Olt, a place of mediaeval activities.

Entraygues-sur-Truyère

Château, bridges, old houses, Pontet chapel, belvederes viewpoints. Its “Entraygues, le Fel” AOC vineyards, its marked footpaths, its GR long distance footpath, its mountain bike site, its canoe, kayak and rafting centre not forgetting the fishing.

Entraygues-sur-Truyère © P. Soissons - Tourisme Aveyron
Entraygues-sur-Truyère
Le Fel, Aveyron © G. Tordjeman
Le Fel

Not far from there, Le Fel: A village, a vineyard, a futuristic pottery

Just above Entraygues, (you can get to it via a footpath) is the character village built on a narrow ridge that dominates the Lot valley. Stroll along the discovery circuit through the vineyards and the village, the views over the valley are breath taking!

Close by, you will discover the Galerie du Don, European cultural centre of contemporary ceramics.    

The wines of Estaing and Entraygues-Le Fel

The mildness of the climate of this protected valley has enabled the development of vineyards on the hillsides of Estaing and Entraygues-Le Fel since the Middle Ages. Classed as AOC, these wines are produced in small quantities by local producers.

Vignes sur les côteaux d’Entraygues-Le Fel, Aveyron ©  G. Tordjeman
Vignes sur les côteaux d’Entraygues-Le Fel
Bateau Olt, promenade sur le Lot, Aveyron ©  OT Flagnac
Bateau Olt, promenade sur le Lot

Flagnac

Gourmet cruise along the Lot. Discover the Lot valley differently from the deck of a boat.

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