Aerial view of Gourdon in the early morningAerial view of Gourdon in the early morning
©Aerial view of Gourdon in the early morning|Cyril Novello
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Sites around Figeac – EN

Grand-Figeac is full of treasures, but the surrounding area is also rich in experiences. Why not take a trip to our neighbors to discover a different atmosphere? The surprising street art of Decazeville, the forests and pure air of the Châtaigneraie Cantalienne, the gentle pace of life in the Pays de Gourdon. We’re off!

A museum

in the open

Do you like surprises? We’ll take you to Aveyron to discover 41 surprising and unique works of street art. Trompe-l’oeil, muralism, graffiti, stencils, start with the monumental frescoes inDecazeville and the works on the 2nd Aubin/Cransac-les-Thermes urban route. Then enjoy a stroll through the heart of the Lot Valley, wandering from work to work, between villages and river banks.

There’s only one step from street art to well-being! Take a wellness break at Aveyron’s only spa, Cransac-les-Thermes, nestled in a green setting. Cocooning wellness and fitness treatments await you at the thermal spa. And if you feel like it, try a treatment based on naturally hot gas – relaxation guaranteed!

Grill

chestnuts

Close to the imposing Cantal volcano, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air in the peaceful panoramas of the Châtaigneraie region. You’ll discover gourmet specialties such as bilberry, gentian and, of course, chestnuts. Every year in October, the Chestnut Festival attracts over 20,000 visitors! Visit the Maison de la Châtaigne all year round to learn all the secrets of this fruit, which has earned the destination the ” Remarkable Site of Taste ” label for gastronomy and tourism. Here, you can also go hiking on remarkable natural sites, discover medieval villages such as Laroquebrou, Marcolès and Montsalvy, classified as “Petites cités de caractère”, or swim in the Saint-Etienne Cantalès lake. Sounds like a great program?

Golden stones

and green hills

In the midst of majestic forests, a stone’s throw from Sarlat and the Dordogne, discover the pretty medieval town of Gourdon. Founded in the 11th century, this town has undergone many transformations, shaped largely by the influence of local lords, wars and revolutionary upheavals. Narrow streets, fortified gates,half-timbered houses, panoramic views over the rolling countryside – you’re bound to fall under its spell! The Pays de Gourdon is also the Bouriane region, with its oak and chestnut forests, rich heritage and fun activities– a paradise for Slow Tourism!

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