A timeless adventure!
Just 15 minutes from the campsite, Gourdon is a striking little town in the heart of the Lot. Listed as one of France's most beautiful detours, it is charming and rich in history, with its past still very much alive. It's the perfect place for history lovers, heritage enthusiasts and the curious of all ages.
Gourdon is a town that has managed to preserve its architectural and historical heritage. It has retained a strong medieval identity: fortified gates, half-timbered houses, narrow streets winding up to the esplanade of the old castle... There, at the top of the hill, you can see the rolling countryside that heralds the Périgord region. All that remains of the 17th-century castle and ramparts is the circular shape of the promenades. The rue du Majou, the Maison du Sénéchal (Seneschal's House), which hosts craft exhibitions in the summer, the 17th-century Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall), Saint-Pierre Church and the Maison Cavaignac are all worth a visit. And don't miss the Jardins de la Butte.
To find out everything you need to know, you can take a guided tour with the tourist office. There's something for everyone: a classic tour, a torchlight tour, a sensory tour, a VIP tour or Lud'ambule: a book of games that lets you visit the town and its treasures in a fun way.
- A waterhole to listen to if it rains and a tree climbing course.
- The Cougnac caves
- Cougnac market hall: stock up on local produce