Out and about
In addition to enjoying the peace and space, the private swimming pool and the cottages on the estate, the surroundings of Le Chant du Verdier offer many sights and sports activities for young and old. A selection of many activities that make a stay at the Le Chant du Verdier estate more than worthwhile:
Destination Vallées Lot Dordogne
The small town of Cajarc is but three kilometers away and has all the usual facilities and amenities. There are supermarkets, bakers, butchers, restaurants serving delicious regional dishes, pavement cafés, a chemist’s, a doctor’s surgery, a tourist office and two markets where you can buy all the local produce you need. Cajarc is located on the river Lot so from April it is nice to stay along the river: you can fish everywhere and there is a rowing club. And from May (in good weather), come and have fun at the water sports base Cajarc Nature Evasion. At the end of July there is the traditional Africajarc festival that attracts many tourists every year (www.africajarc.com).
Cajarc Nature Evasion
Recently installed and we are proud of it: our own water sports base on the Lot. Here you can canoe, paddle boat, paddle surf, surf bike (cycling on the water). New for this year are Aqua Turtle and the Segway. Reservation is recommended.
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Picturesque towns in the vicinity
20 Minutes driving north from Cajarc brings you to the charming town of Figeac, known for the writers that lived there. The town also boats a few excellent restaurants and an attractive market on a Saturday morning. To the south of Cajarc, some 25 minutes driving away, lies the town of Villefranche de Rouergue with its beautiful cathedral and typical French market on a Thursday morning with a wide choice of regional specialties. The medieval town of Cahors is also certainly worth a visit with its art galleries, shops and restaurants, not forgetting the famous place of pilgrimage, Rocamadour, with its black Madonna.
It is sometimes said: the best kept secret in France. The City of Art and History Figeac is a medieval city full of charm. The old town, rich in old heritage, requires a walk. The picturesque alleys along which mansions with carved facades and stone houses with wooden walls undoubtedly make walkers happy. A beautiful place not to miss while traversing the historic center is the beautiful Place of Writings with its contemporary artwork in black granite. But also strolling along the countless shops, visiting the markets and the many restaurants makes this unique city a very suitable outing for young and old.
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is not only listed on the famous list of “Les Plus Beaux Villages”, but was voted the favorite village of the French in 2012 by the television audience. This beautiful medieval village above the River Lot has a rich past. The Lot valley is probably one of the oldest inhabited areas in Europe. The village is in a very strategic location and with a few well-placed walls and towers it was easy to defend against all kinds of villains and invading kings. The village is completely car-free and has countless galleries, nice shops and restaurants.
Nature et Loisirs – Sauliac (Célé)
Canoe – Kayak
A well-organized club with enthusiastic employees will take you with the canoes to a higher point on the Célé for a beautiful canoe trip! 20 minutes from our Le Chant du Verdier estate.
Grottes du Pech Merle
A rich and varied tour discovering a wonderful underground world. The beautiful cave paintings dating back more than 20,000 years depict mammoths, horses, bison as well as human figures and give us a glimpse of the world of our ancestors.
Cap Nature – recreatieparken
Two recreation parks in Figeac and Cahors. They offer acrobatic courses in the trees with a wide variety of workshops as well as two giant ziplines for the pleasure of young and old …
– 7 courses with zip lines, progressive for the Tree-climbing activity (from 2 to 77 years old)
– 6000m² of play areas fitted out for the PAINTBALL activity (children from 8 to 11 years old and children from 12 years old to adults).
– LAZERWOOD: the LAZERGAME counterpart with the difference that it is played in the middle of the forest, you will have the right to run everywhere!
The activities are practiced with the equipment provided by the park and the accompaniment of the monitors, provide a sports outfit.
The sanctuaries of Rocamadour
This world-famous town was built against the slope of a mountain and comprises an incredible sanctuary: magnificent churches, a basilica, the Black Madonna and a splendid bell. Words alone are insufficient here, you have to see it for yourself..
Rocher des Aigles – Rocamadour
If you go to Rocamadour for a day, visit the bird of prey show in this place. The large and small raptors show their impressive skills. In this ecopark with 60 bird species and 400 birds you can admire kites, eagles, vultures, falcons, macaws, cockatoos, amazon, noble parrots, gray redstarts and many owls. Several times a day there is a unique bird of prey show, where children can get acquainted with one of these birds up close.
Château de Cénevières
A magnificent 13th century château built on the banks of the river Lot which was also used as a Roman fort in the 18th century. Relive days gone by when knights and their Ladies lived here, admire their weaponry, writings and tapestries that have been so well preserved. A visit to this château is a great day out for both young and old!
Saint-Sulpice – L’Ile aux Etoiles
The universe is yours to discover the whole year through in the center of the Triangle Noir du Quercy. Wander through the universe and all its stars and gaze at this feast with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope.
The region around Lot is a paradise for those who really enjoy life to its fullest! The area is renowned for its wine (Cahors and Gaillac), goats’ cheeses (Rocamadour and Cabécou), foie grâs, maigret de canard, saffron, truffles and the (liqueur and oil from) walnuts. It seems that every season is a celebration of regional delights: the saffron festival in Cajarc in September, the wine harvest festival in October, the truffle market in Lalbengue from December till March, seeing the newborn goats and lambs frolicking in the meadows and sampling fresh cheeses in spring.