Luzech church and donjon

Luzech nestles in the meander of the River Lot and offers a variety of shops and commerce.

Dating back to roman times, Luzech is steeped in history. The donjon still proudly watches over the village and dates from the 11th century. Evidence of prehistoric inhabitants is also on display in the village’s museum at the Tourist Office.

The main produce of this department is the well known Cahors Malbec wine (known locally as the “vin noir” due to its deep colour). Whilst traveling in and around Luzech you will come across many Châteaux offering the opportunity to taste (“degustation”) their wine. In recent years the local producers of the traditional red wine have developed the Malbec Rose wine which varies in colour and taste from year to year. Jayne has been honoured by the local “vignobles” as an ambassador for their wines and she can recommend some excellent châteaux to visit.

There are various restaurants in and around Luzech. Just 1km from the village centre the “base de loisir” is open to all. You can choose to eat in the riverside restaurant or choose a table on the pontoon. Theme nights , boat hire, kayaking, fishing, swimming and picnicing are all possible here. In the village centre there are several bars which serve food midday and there is a take away pizzeria. Alternatively surrounding villages have further choices.

Luzech hosts its weekly market on a Wednesday morning. Throughout the summer Luzech comes alive with various events, ranging from the Transhumance in May to the 3 day “Grand Fête” in September. As the River Lot flows gently around the valley it offers the opportunity of many sporting activities such as fishing and kayaking. The cliffs around Luzech attract the climbers and hang gliders, whilst the Quercy hills are a paradise for horse-riding and walking. The GR 36 weaves it way around the village offering various routes and opportunities to see the wildlife at its best. And let’s not forget the cyclist. On or off road, Luzech offers many tracks, circuits and places to visit. Lastly, why not come and see our very own “Autumn Fall” when the vines and trees of the Quercy are ablaze with colour across Luzech and the department, the Lot (46).

In the heart of the South-West of France, the Lot department has enormous charm through its beautiful scenery, elegant architecture and simple lifestyle.

The Lot (also referred to as the Quercy), which nestles in the north of the Midi-Pyrénées, is full of rich history and culture.

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Both Cahors, the capital, and Figeac are labeled “Ville d’art et d’histoire” and the department boasts five villages on the “Most beautiful villages in France” list, Saint-Cirq Lapopie being the most famous.

Most of all the Lot is renowned for three things, water, food and wine. The Lot, Célé and Dordogne rivers crisscross the department, often lined by dramatic cliffs. The food and wine is world-famous. Duck dishes, fois-gras, truffles, lamb and goats cheese are all available in its restaurants and all must be enjoyed with the local Cahors wine.