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 The surroundings of Mauroux, the Lot valley

Mauroux is located in the beautiful valley of the river Lot. The valley has a rich history and beautiful nature. Along the river are many beautiful medieval villages, beautiful vineyards and the Santiago de Compostela route runs through this area. There are many roman traces, old castles and caves. A beautiful region to discover, visit and come back to!

Markets & Brocantes

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In the Lot, many villages have their own market in the summer. Lovely to stroll along the stalls, buy something delicious for lunch or taste delicious regional products.

In the evenings in July and August there are several 'marchés gourmandes' where you can buy local dishes. At long tables, while enjoying a glass of wine, it is wonderful to enjoy a beautiful summer evening!

In the weekend there are often flea markets to stroll through. 

Wineries

Wijngaarden in de lot

The Lot valley is a beautiful wine region. The vineyards are located in the green sloping valley and give the landscape a lot of character and color. The most famous grape from this region is the Malbec. An intense and powerful red wine is made from this. White wines and rosé wines are also made. 

Many wineries can be visited for a tasting or to buy wine. We are happy to let you know which wineries are our favorites. There is bound to be a delicious rosé for you cold!

Bastides

Gastronomy

Uitzicht over Puy l'Evéque aan de rivier de Lot

In the vicinity of Mauroux you will find some beautiful, authentic medieval villages. These bastides are often located along the river and have cozy squares and beautiful churches.  

 

Tournon d'Agenais (13 min)

Penne d'Agenais (27 mins)

Puy l'Eveque (21 min)

Montcuq (27 mins)

Monflanquin (34 mins)

Monpazier (43 min) 

A visit to the well-known villages of Rocamadour (1.35 h. and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (1.10 h.) is definitely worth it! 

Cycling & Hiking

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The Lot has a good network of cycling and walking paths. There are several cycling routes along large parts of the river. The Vallée du Lot cycle route starts in Cahors and ends in Aiguillon. This route runs through Mauroux and is easy to follow via the green Voie Verte signs.

 

There are various walking routes in and around the many characteristic villages. For a longer walk there are beautiful routes marked out between the villages. On the higher parts there are often beautiful views. They are more than worth the climb! 

Beautiful gardens in the style of Monet

Prachtige waterlelies in de tuinen van Latour-Marliac

Near Beaux Moments are beautiful gardens. Our favourite is Latour-Marliac. Here you can stroll past more than 250 different species of water lilies. A splendour of colours and scents! Monet once bought his water lilies here for his famous paintings. 

 

In Albas is the small Jardin Toscan. And a little further on are the gardens les Jardins Marquayrol in the style of the painter Henri Martin, open in the summer months.

 

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The Lot region is rich in delicious regional products such as wine, walnuts, plums, foie gras, goat cheese and truffles. Every season offers beautiful products to enjoy. The many restaurants in the beautiful medieval villages like to cook with local products. This way you can taste a lot of good local food.

 

You can also visit many local producers for an explanation of the products and of course to taste! 

In the summer months of July and August, marchés gourmandes are organized where you can also buy many beautiful regional products.

Water sports

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The River Lot is ideal for canoeing, fishing or a refreshing dip. Canoes or kayaks can be rented at various places. A sporty and fun way to discover the Lot from the water. You paddle along rock walls, almost untouched nature and beautiful castles.  

Along the river are quiet beaches to enjoy in the sun and for a refreshing dip in the water.

 

The Lot has a lot to offer for fishing enthusiasts. It is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe where you can fish for carp, trout and catfish.

Castles with view over the valley

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In the Lot, there are beautiful old castles, often located high up with very nice views over the valley. In the small streets around the castle, you can imagine yourself in earlier times.

 

A fifteen-minute drive away is Chateau Bonaguil with two nice restaurants and a salon de thé. Chateau de Fumel has a nice little garden and is situated along the Lot river. A little further away you can visit Chateau de Biron, with its famous view over the valley.
 

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