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Roadtrip in a motorhome to the most beautiful villages in the Midi-Pyrénées

Come and visit the jewels of the South!

On this road trip, you'll discover the Midi-Pyrénées region and its villages, classified as the "Most Beautiful Villages in France". The region is renowned for its cultural heritage and natural sites.

You'll start in Carennac, then move on to Loubressac and the famous Château de Castelnau. You'll then continue on to Autoire and Rocamandour, with its cultural and historical heritage.

You will continue your tour via Cardaillac and its medieval history. To finish, you'll visit Capdenac and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Stage

Saint Laurent Les Tours
Saint Laurent Les Tours

Recommended route(s) : D30

  • Carennac is a medieval village in the Dordogne Valley in the Lot department. It is listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.
  • The houses have retained their atypical charm with their carved windows
  • Visit the Romanesque church and its 12th-century tympanum
  • The Château des Doyens, with its historical and artistic memory, and the 11th-century Cluniac priory, has forgotten nothing of the time when it was home to Fénelon.

 

Stage

Leyme
Leyme

Recommended route(s) : D38

  • Loubressac is perched on its rocky promontory. Chis town overlooks the Dordogne, Cère and Bave valleys.
  • The medieval town of Loubressac stands on a promontory with the Château de Castelnau, its church, the towers of Saint-Laurent and the roofs of its houses covered in beautiful flat brown tiles.
  • It was in this city that "Quelques messieurs trop tranquilles" was filmed in 1972.

Stage

Leyme
Leyme

Recommended route(s) : D38

  • Autoire is situated in a valley dominated by the limestone cliffs of the Causse de Gramat, in the hollow of a cirque into which a 30-metre waterfall cascades.
  • You'll discover narrow streets framed by manor houses and beautiful farmhouses with their square dovecotes, exposed beams, corbelled facades, mullioned windows and steep, imaginative brown tiled roofs.

Stage

Peyrillac-et-Millac
Peyrillac-et-Millac

Recommended route(s) : D23 then D247

  • Rocamadour is one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".
  • This emblematic town in the Lot region is crowned by its castle and has several storeys clinging to the cliff that separates the Alzou stream from the Causse de Gramat.
  • It is said of this town that "The houses are on the stream, the churches on the houses, the rocks on the churches, the castle on the rocks."
  • And all around the village, the Causse and the Alzou and Ouysse valleys are full of treasures.

 

Stage

Figeac
Figeac

Recommended route(s) : D840 then D15

  • Cardaillac is a town whose fort and round and square towers have been preserved.
  • In the streets, you'll see houses covered in sandstone that evokes the Middle Ages.
  • Cardaillac bears the name of one of the most powerful families in Quercy at the time.

Stage

Figeac
Figeac

Recommended route(s) : D840

  • Situated just a few kilometres from Figeac, the medieval fortress of Capdenac-le-Haut stretches along a rocky peninsula, overhanging a meander in the River Lot by more than 110 metres.
  • While the village is still marked by its medieval past, it is also one of the fortified towns of the Quercy region, claiming the title of "Uxellodunum", the site of Caesar's last Gallic battle.

Stage

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
  • Saint Cirq Lapopie is a medieval town that was divided in the Middle Ages between several feudal dynasties, including the Lapopie, Gourdon and Cardaillac families.
  • The remains of the town's fortified gates are part of the heritage built between the 13th and 16th centuries, which can be seen around the village.
  • As you wander through the narrow streets of the village, you can still admire the arcades of the woodturners' stalls, a symbol of the economic life of the time.

Staging areas on your roadtrip

Figeac
17 Rue du Champ St Barthélémy
Batch
Reception area PAY PARKING
40
parking spaces
3EUR
Overnight stay
Leyme
Campeole Le Frances 3* campsite
Batch
Campsite service area
33
parking spaces
Package
depending on the season
Leyme
Service Station
Batch
Service area in town
1
terminal
FREE
Water + electricity + inflation
Peyrillac-et-Millac
1 place de la Mairie
Dordogne
Reception area PAY PARKING with RESERVATION option
15
parking spaces
14,32
1 day (24 hours)
Saint Laurent Les Tours
Centre E. Leclerc
Batch
Service area (Supermarket)
10
parking spaces
2EUR
Water + electricity
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Roques door
Batch
Reception area PAY PARKING
15
parking spaces
12EUR
per night
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