The Lot valley. A lot to see and do.
The Domain de Belfort vineyard nestles in the dramatic craggy landscape just south of Cahors and about 100 km north of Toulouse, close to the village of Belfort du Quercy in the western Lot valley.
A truly unspoilt corner of France.
Slumbering peacefully between the tourist magnets of the Dordogne, the wineries of Bordeaux and the Riviera, the Lot really is one of the last unspoilt corners of rural France. And we want it to remain that way!
Once home to the renegade Cathar sect, it’s hard to imagine now given the area’s air of sublime tranquillity but the region was fought over for centuries as the presence of so many magnificent ruined castles confirms.
Here mountain roads meander up through remote medieval villages where time seems to be at a standstill.
Gorgeous gorges, beautiful villages.
The outstanding beauty of the terrain takes in sudden gorges, dramatic rocky outcrops with the contrast of lush green rolling hills.
Saint-Cirq Lapopie is a tiny and beautiful medieval village on its lofty perch looking down on the river below, just east of Cahors. Some of the perfectly preserved houses here date from the 13th century.
The views are quite breathtaking as are the remains of no less than three chateaux and a 15th century church.
Unesco-listed Conques, meanwhile, is surrounded by mountains and forests. The focal point of the village with its charming timber-framed houses, is the abbey of Saint-Foy, a magnet for pilgrims in the middle ages.
Beetling along the top of a mountain ridge above the river Aveyron, Najac’s ruined fortress looms over the quaint medieval houses below.
The village of Penne tumbles delightfully around its castle ruins, Lalbenque is famous for the the Quercy black truffle, Saint Antonin Noble Val is gateway to the spectacular gorges de l’Aveyron,while Rocamadour boasts the magnificent the Palais des Evêques.