to do nearby
Quercy Caussadais is ideally located between Montauban and Cahors, just one hour from Toulouse, a playground for new adventures.
A day in the Aveyron gorges
Walk around Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, the nearby medieval city, nestled in the Aveyron Gorges, classified as a Grand Site Occitanie. Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is also known for its many outdoor sports, from canoeing and kayaking to hiking, mountain biking and climbing, or even speleology for the more courageous.
Moissac, famous for its abbey and its Chasselas grapes, is an important stopping point for those traveling the roads of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Its cloister, a Mecca for Romanesque art, dates back to the end of the 11th century and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moissac also has a marina and a green bike path.
To get there from Quercy Caussadais, stop by the bastide of Lauzerte and extend your trip to Auvillar to discover its quite uniquecircular grain market building.
Montauban, a city of art and history
Montauban, the pink city of all pink cities, offers walkers a unique architecture and has a rich heritage. Explore the Place Nationale in the heart of its historic center, with café terraces where you can enjoy the sun. The old bridge, over the Tarn River, fully clad in bricks, sums up the soul of the city in itself. Above is the Ingres Bourdelle museum, set up in a former episcopal palace from the 17th century and recently renovated, a prestigious must-see site. You will also want to visit its churches and its cathedral, and its Port Canal for a pleasant journey on the Tarn.
A day in the Lot
Don’t leave Quercy Caussadais without visiting nearby Cahors, a thousand-year-old town whose streets and monuments bear witness to its history. And make sure you don’t miss Pont Valentré, a medieval bridge dating back to the 14th century. You can continue your journey to Pech Merle, one of Europe’s foremost prehistoric cave painting sites. Then take a stroll along the towpath, an extraordinary walk from Bouziès to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and return by the scenic route to admire the “gariottes” (stone shelters), dovecotes and well-preserved windmills.
Toulouse, Oh Toulouse
Just 1 hour from Quercy Caussadais, majestic Toulouse, Toulouse the “pink city”, the capital of the Occitanie region and of aeronautics, has a rich historical heritage and incredible monuments and museums to visit. Enjoy a walk in the city center, or discover Toulouse by boat along the Garonne or by bike along the Canal du Midi.
Not to be missed: the Capitole, the Basilica of St-Sernin, the Jacobin Convent, Hôtel d’Assézat and the Cité de l’Espace.