Les Falaises

The village of Gluges near Martel offers a spectacular bathing spot beneath a rocky cliff. Run by owner Pierre Circal for the past 20 years, "Les Falaises" (the cliffs) offers numerous activities: canoeing, climbing, spelunking, camping (including camper rentals) and motocross.  

Website: http://www.camping-lesfalaises.com/

Contact: Tel 05 65 37 37 78; E-mail : contact@camping-lesfalaises.com


Located in the town of Douelle west of Cahors, the nautical center (and leisure center) Antinéa offers a rustic river beach experience, avoiding some of the commercial pitfalls of other locations.  Boat and bike rentals are available for reasonable rates. Amenities include a bar/restaurant that puts on a "Guinguette" (musical night of drinking and dancing). Adventurous teenagers make good use of the SNCF rail bridge nearby. 

Open: July-August

05 65 21 07 86

The Célé River

Les Berges de Caix 

Located in the village of Luzech west of Cahors, "Les berges de Caix" (The banks of the Caix) offers an a nice beach on the right bank of the Lot River. Accommodations include a man-made sandy beach, camping site, restaurant (Aux Quatre Vins), lifeguards, ping-pong, trampolines, bowling, evening karaoke and boat rentals. A beach bar serves alcohol. Open from July to August.

Website: http://www.caixbasenautique.fr/

Contact: 05 65 21 07 86 

The Dordogne River


Le Vieux Chêne

​Located in a valley near the village of Montvalent, "Le Vieux Chêne" (The Old Chestnut Tree) river spot on the banks of the Dordogne offers a host of amenities for those looking to get out of the summer heat: vehicle parking, picnic tables, fire pits and a tree swing.  The site takes its name from a massive chestnut taken, now fallen, that remains on the grounds.  Visitors may also avail themselves of the site's namesake restaurant that offers a large seating capacity, a swimming pool and musical events late into the night (Open April to October).  

Le Moulin View

Located between Cahors and Figeac in the village of Saint-Sulpice, "Le Moulin View" (The Old Mill) offers an intimate excursion on the banks of the Célé River, a tributary to the Lot. Activities include canoes and kayaks rentals, heated pool, mini golf, badminton, volleyball, soccer, tables tennis and mini golf. The season runs from May to September.

Website: www.camping-du-cele.fr/activite/index.html

Contact: Tel: 05 65 40 87 55

The Lot River

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Le Bief Sur le Lot

Located in the town of Bouziès near Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, "le bief sur le Lot" offers a converted beach on a bend of the Lot river. Accommodations include safety monitoring, a snack bar, picnic area, canoes and paddle boats. Small access road along the Célé surrounding Bouziès also offer a more secluded and calm environment for picnics and bathing. 

Website: http://www.saint-cirqlapopie.com/nature/au-fil-du-lot/baignade

Contact: Tel: 05 65 31 31 31, email: info@saint-cirqlapopie.com