Why Holiday Here?
L'Oustal adjoins our home and is completely self contained, here in our typical rural French Village from which you can explore this fascinating area and can relax in a home from home atmosphere, we are on the outskirts of Sousceyrac, a village with all amenities and an ideal base from which to discover and explore the wealth of beautiful medival towns and villages and the wonderful countryside and abundant wildlife. The countryside is a walkers and naturalists paradise.
This region of the Lot is an area of exceptional natural beauty and has much to offer for those wanting to have a real French holiday. The superb countryside offers stunning scenery and wildlife and is lush and green for much of the year, access to the Cantal mountains with its carpet of wildflowers stretching into the distance with the remarkable great yellow gentain standing tall before its roots are harvested for the local liqueur and as autumn begins the walnut and fig trees drop their fruit and the farmers get busy collecting their grapes for harvesting and eventually the tree covered hills turn to a patchwork of gold, red and bronze before winter brings its bright frosty days. Ancient caves, castles and many cliff top villages including Rocamadour, the second most visited place in France are all within easy driving distance. The area is safe and quiet for walking and offers a variety of landscapes and distances from a short stroll to a complete day's walking, biking with many varied routes along VTT trails which are well marked to challenging off-road trails and pleasant rides along small virtually traffic-free roads and forest paths. If you enjoy fishing you are certain to find plenty of places to suit your style. You can fly fish in many lakes and rivers all well stocked with generous bag allowances. The Dordogne and it's tributaries are within a short driving distance. Several trout lakes can be found within 10 miles. Most species of coarse fish are abundant and quiet swims can be found on all the lakes and rivers, catfish, large carp, barbel, chub, roach, pike and perch can be caught very locally. Holiday licences can be purchased locally. The Tolerme Lake, a large freshwater lake set in glorious surroundings with its own restaurant is only 8kms away and offers fishing, bird watching and other water based activities. Other activities in the area included a golf course, 20kms away and an equestrian centre only 15 kms away. The area is mainly pasture and wildflowers being a particular feature. The famous Cahors vineyards are within very easy reach and the area is renowned for its locally produced goats cheese and fois gras, which is a speciality of the area and is available at many outlets in the surrounding villages. There is never a need to go hungry or thirsty as there is a abundance of bars, cafes and restaurants in the area for all tastes and to suit all budgets and most offer a variety of Duck and Veal dishes also a speciality of the area.
Below are other web-sites that you may find useful for your added information:-
Events and information about St.Cere and the Dordogne Valley
Events and information on the Quercy Region
Information about the Lot Depatment
Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Quercy
Parc Naturel Regional des Valcans du Auvergne