Lauzerte is a beautiful medieval village, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France ("Plus Beaux Villages de France"). The central square has a gallery of arches (cornières). There are many artists in the village, from April to September there are numerous exhibits where the local artists' guild are where to promote. Of course, an antique market is also on the agenda. You will also find the Jardin de Pèlerins, a garden dedicated to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella.
There is a farmers' market every Saturday morning in Lauzerte, in fact there are markets every day in the surrounding villages. In the summer you can stroll around on the vide greniers (flea markets), brocante and village festivals. For example, in Lauzerte there is the evening market (Marché gourmand) every Thursday evening in July and August, not to miss!
Lauzerte is located in Tarn-et-Garonne, bordering the Lot and the Lot-et-Garonne, just south of the Dordogne. The region is characterized by a surprising mosaic of slopes, lichens, terraces, limestone plains and cliffs. It is also called Tuscany of France. In spring it is colourful by the blossoms of the fruit trees and in summer the landscape is full of blooming sunflowers, corn and wheat.
Hospitality, serenity and space are characteristic of the area. In addition to the beautiful nature, where you can go hiking and cycling, there are also many picturesque villages, often situated on the hillsides, which offer a nice view of the surrounding area.
There are various recreational lakes, some of which include water sports and (sailing) boat rentals. Canoeing on the rivers, visiting caves, tree climbing parks, museums etc. The Tarn-et-Garonne is not a big tourist department, but there are plenty of things to see and do. The Canal du Midi flows through along a hiking and cycling path and also the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella crosses the Tarn-et-Garonne.
Also for those who like culture there is plenty to discover and visit.
Due to its central location, it is also easy to take trips to Cahors, Agen, Pujols, Rocamadour and Toulouse, but also the Pyrenees mountains can be visited during a day trip. Let yourself be surprised by the beauty of this relatively unknown department.
A comprehensive information brochure is available in the gîtes/rooms and we are always at your disposal for more information and tips!