Pause contemplative au dessus de la vallée du Célé
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Discreet valleywith a strong character

Secret Valley of Célé

Promote yourself by bike, on foot, navigate the river on a ccanoe, stop to explore a picturesque village to experience the heart of the territory’s most intimate valley. The diversity of natural environments (moorland and grasslands, rocky habitats, grassland and aquatic environments) present on the lower part, from Corn to Bouziès, has allowed it to be classified Natura 2000 site. Great landscapes, striking contrasts, remarkable biodiversity, everything is there to seduce you!



The place will make you want to share your best photos and come back to see us. This is the vacation spot for lovers of nature. Marvel at the magic of this valley, its richness and its little hidden corners. The Célé valley is a breathtaking sunrise that highlights the cliffs, an exhilarating hike to the assault of the Troglodyte houses, a sporting time to race down the river in a cano, a moment of relieving relaxation on apebble beach. To be on the move or to do slow-tourism, this destination has it all!

An idea

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Make a first stop at the village of Espagnac Sainte-Eulalie where you can discover an old priory created in the 12th century, the place was so idyllic that it took the name of “Val Paradis”. Then take advantage of the small beach below to refresh in the middle of summer.

A little further on, stop time by diving into the history of the fortified Benedictine Abbey of Marcilhac-sur-Célé. The ruins bear witness to the prestigious past of this high Medieval building. Favor the days of market to appreciate the local products and the convivial atmosphere of our destination!

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For the more sporty, hike with your family, in Brengues or Sauliac-sur-Célé, in the hollow of the cliffs and discover curious troglodyte constructions. Set out to crisscross the river, climb the cliffs or explore the entrails of the earth with speleology. And why not try a multi-activity trip? The full nature activities, for all levels, are in the Célé Valley!

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The Célé

– 136 km – From its source in the Massif Central at Calvinet, at an altitude of 713 m, the Célé flows, after having flowed for 136 kms, into the Lot at Bouziès very near Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

– 84 km – The navigable course of the Célé represents 84 km of descent passing from 230 m of altitude to 125 m at the confluence of the Lot.
All that remains is for you to choose the water sport that you like: canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming…


its escapade in the Célé valley