These are some nice cruises :
- Luzech - Cahors - Luzech
56 km, 10 locks, 11 hours
- Cahors - St Cirq Lapopie - Cahors
70 km - 22 locks - 15 hours
- Luzech - Cahors - Vers - Bouzies - Luzech
116 km, 24 locks, 20 hours
- Cahors - Luzech - St Cirq Lapopie - Larnagol - Cahors
146 km - 34 locks (Only one automatic) - 28 hours
- Luzech - Cahors - Bouzies - St Cirq Lapopie - Larnagol - Luzech
148 km, 34 locks, 30 hours
At an equal distance from the ocean and the Mediterranean, Cahors is a stone city set on a plateau. A veritable capital of taste, Cahors offers you many gastronomic delights (truffle, liver of goose, rocamadour … ) and famous wines (wines of Cahors , wines of the slopes of Quercy...), most of which you can find in the particularly famous market of the city . As well as enjoying the local delicacies you can discover Cahors , the ancient city part, the medieval city part and visit the Valentré Bridge. This bridge is the city symbol and one of the most beautiful and best preserved European medieval bridges. It is classified as a World Heritage monument by the UNESCO.
the Valentré bridge, the medieval city, the museum of Resistance, the fountain of the Carthusian, the St Etienne’s cathedral.
To taste: the wine of Cahors, the rocamadour (goat’s cheese), the croustillot (Lot bread), le foie gras poêlé, the “brouillade” with truffles.
To know: Along this route there are 17 manual locks without a lockkeeper.
Most Important: the village of St Cirq Lapopie.
It is in the heart of the vineyard of Cahors, in the Lot Valley, where you will find the small town of Luzech
and its medieval vestiges
. In this landscape of rivers and plateaus, you will appreciate the calm and benefit fully from nature, by following for example, the botanical nature trail around the Lot Valley
Given the gastronomic reputation of the Lot Valley, you would find it hard to resist tasting some of the delights of the area such as the fois gras, the duck "magret", the wine of Cahors and many others! If you follow the trails, you are sure to come across one of the country's wine growers who will hopefully be happy to explain all the subtlety of his wines.
archaeological museum, ammonites museum, flower market.
To taste: Magret of duck, lamb of Quercy, cabécou (small goat's cheese), pastis (cake), wines of Cahors.
To know: this course is punctuated by 17 manual locks without lockkeepers.
Most Important: ichnospace (1st museum of the prints of dinosaurs and the traces in Europe)
To see :
art galleries of Penne, vestiges and the medieval borough, the medieval village of Frespech, the walk around the plate St Michel.
To taste : foie gras stove, prunes of Agen, wines of the valley of the Lot, the palanchou (cheese of tradition of cow's milk).
To know : there are 4 locks on this course: 2 automatics, 2 with lockkeepers.
Most Important : the farm of Souleilles: visit farm and breeding, visits of the museum of the foie gras, tasting.
Navigation on the Lot :
Crossing 5 natural areas: Gévaudan, Rouergue, haute Auvergne, Quercy and the Agenais; the lot river is navigable for 70km and offers you peace and quiet. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful, navigable regions of France. You can cross the valley of the Lot and its vineyards, who are well-known; you can discover the castles ands the villages while going with the current.