Activities and leisure pursuits

Want to get moving, running, walking, swimming…?  The Quercy Blanc invites you to take part in all sorts of sporting or leisure activities. A lover of the countryside or history? Take your time to visit villages, searching out springs, stone shepherds’ huts or Romanesque chapels, discover the diversity of the landscapes, meeting up with artists...



Alpagas du Quercy
Alpagas du Quercy 1 Photo Guide 2015

Between the Bouriane area and the Quercy Causses, a magnificent plateau is home to the Quercy Alpacas. Come and find out about these camelids in our shady meadows. In the morning, take part in feeding them, get close to an alpaca, learn how to put a halter on it and lead it on a long rein. At the end of the visit, in the workshop, watch a demonstration of spinning on a wheel. What's alpaca wool like? soft, fine, lustrous, light, warm. In the afternoon, spinning courses in the workshop . Shop, bar. Six evenings of journeys into an imaginary world through traditional Storytelling ; June to September (see programme). A special place where artisanal skills meet the art of storytelling.

Mémorail - Quercy vapeur

A place to relax and enjoy with your family. Rides on a miniature train for children and adults alike, models, railway memorabilia.

Plan d'eau de Montcuq
baignade Montcuq

This 4.3 hectare artificial lake has a sandy beach, a children's play area and a picnic spot. Supervised bathing from 13.00-18.00. Fishing allowed. Dogs forbidden on the site. Ice-creams, drinks, chips on sale. Restaurant open every evening from June to September and Sunday lunchtimes. Charge for vehicle access (from 3€).

Court de Tennis à Saint-Matré

Tennis court. Cards et keys available to the café - restaurant in the village.

Piscine intercommunale de Castelnau-Montratier
piscine 3

Swimming-pool with a jacuzzi, a slide, water jets, a whirlpool, a shaded paddling pool .... Water heated to 27 ° minimum, two basins with a maximum depth of 1.20 m.

Galerie La Millerette
galerie la millerette - Copie

In the centre of the bastide of Castelnau-Montratier, in a pretty little street, La Millerette gallery is open in season, and every summer mounts a different exhibition featuring potters and ceramicists. Programmed this year for the 2016 ceramics collection : Nathalie Barbet, Thierry Basile, Amélie Berthas, Pierre Dutertre, David Robert, etc...and many others. Official preview 9th July from 17.00 to 20.00.

Les Croisières de Saint Cirq Lapopie
Croisière sur le Lot à bord du

On authentic wooden gabares, set off to see a towpath hewn out of the base of a cliff, a manually-operated lock which the boatman will operate as you watch, and of course the clifftop village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, of which you get an unrivalled view from the river. Choose from the "Croisière des 7 Merveilles" (return trip with commentary, 1hr 20 mins), the "Croisière Rando" (one-way boat trip, 1hr 10 mins, return on foot by the towpath, 1hr 30 mins) and the "Croisière Pirate" (return trip, 55 mins with activities, treasure, costumes, etc.).

Grotte du Pech-Merle

A rich and varied trail of discovery through the underground world. Seven caverns provide a complete sample of geological formations amongst which are to be seen prehistoric paintings and engravings more than 20 000 years old. Mammoths, horses, bison, signs, hands and human silhouettes, fossilised human footprints... An art gallery in one of Nature's own palaces.

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