Bridge between Lot and Aveyron in CajarcBridge between Lot and Aveyron in Cajarc
©Water sports on the Lot|Christophe Bouthé - Agence Vent d'Autan
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Stroll along the Lot in Cajarc

From the Tour de ville of Cajarc, walk down one of the narrow streets of the suburb to reach the bord du Lot. Whatever the season, you will immediately be dazzled by the panorama that is offered to you. During a walk or a drink on the terrace, the proximity to the river invites you to reverie.

An environment

natural preserved

On the outskirts of the small medieval town of Cajarc, the river has carved out its bed here between the Causses of Saint-Chels and Villefranche-de-Rouergue. Whether one is a regular or a visitor, the walk along the banks of the Lot is always a special moment.

From the small port, walk along the water’s edge and take time to flâner along theprivate gardens. The path in the shade of the trees offers you an enchanted interlude, to the delight of children and adults alike.

Borrowed by walkers on their way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, the Allée Rive d’Olt can be enjoyed both on foot and by bike.

A walk


Follow the path back past the Mariners’ Chapel, then walk along the river in the direction of the current. The 1500-meter walk will take you to the hydroelectric power plant, where you will see the medieval castle of Salvagnac-Cajarc on the other bank.

On your way back to the harbor, get some height by going on the suspended bridge dating from 1842 to admire the river and the houses of the suburb with the cliffs of the Causse in the background.

Discover Cajarc

with the keys

The Keys of Cajarc tour will take you on a complete discovery of the medieval village and the sights of the Lot banks. A moment mixing nature and heritage, with mystery questions for children from 7 to 12 years old: fun to learn while taking the air!

Medieval village CajarcMedieval village Cajarc
©Old houses in Cajarc lane

Walking along the edge of the docks, you’ll spot a bocce ball that was caught in the ground when the dock was made. But where is it?


In good weather, a place that is always lively


From March, the banks of the Lot are an ideal spot for fishing. Then when summer comes, the nautical base allows you to go sailing upstream from Cajarc. Canoe, paddle, pedal boat, rowing, water-skiing or boat promenade, cruise boat without a license, there is something for everyone!”

At the table!

After this getaway, you’ll have plenty of time to restoreor have a drink thanks to the many summertime bars and restaurants. With an unobstructed view of the river, a holiday atmosphere will naturally emerge.


In July, come dance to African music! Africajarc, it’s the great festival that has brought the whole village to life to the rhythm of African cultures since 1999!

As you’ll have understood, the banks of the Lot in Cajarc are unique; a place conducive to contemplation and nature leisure, with multiple atmospheres according to the seasons.



Near the banks of the Lot is the old railroad line from Cajarc. The opening of the latter, from Cahors to Capdenac, marked the decline of the river trade that had been in full swing since the Middle Ages. The last regular railroad passed through this station in 1980 but it is preserved, as a Monuments Historiques, for the exceptional preservation of the buildings and its water supply system for the steam locomotives.