Lot

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the Lot, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Chateau de Mercues, Cahors

Cahors gave the world Malbec – and Chateau de Mercues, which makes some of the best, has added food worthy of the rarefied appellation, not to mention “grand confort” in which to sleep off a multi-course dinner slaked with many vintages.

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Travel Guide to Rocamadour

Travel guide to Rocamadour. Looking from a distance rather like a bad architectural pile-up in imminent danger of collapse, the lovely village of Rocamadour in the department of Lot rises high above the Alzou canyon, a tributary of the Dordogne river.

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Hotel Les Esclargies

The chic Hotel Les Esclargies in Rocamadour is my kind of hotel. Spending a fair amount of time in luxury hotels gives you an eye for what really matters and what is just ostentatious fluff. But what serves me best is an uncomplicated place of simplicity, with a certain amount of elegance, and a shedload of peace and quiet.

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