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Luzech

Luzech sits neatly within a loop of the River Lot and offers a good selection of shops, bakers, chemist, butchers, cafes and bars. There is a market each Wednesday, this takes place on the main street that runs from one side of the river loop to the other.  Originally this main street was a canal joining the two stretches of water.

There is a lot of history abounding in Luzech from its prehistoric inhabitants (there is a museum that gives much more information about this.)  It was also a Roman site and coming much closer in time there is an 11th century tower left watching over the whole town.

During the summer everyone is able to enjoy the ‘base de loisir’ which is only about 1km from the town.  Here you can eat in the riverside restaurant or dine on a table on the pontoon.   Boat and kayak-hire, fishing and swimming are all available and there is plenty of space for a picnic.

The town lies in the heart of the Cahors vineyard region and all around there are many opportunities to taste ‘degustation’ the famous black-wines of Cahors.    One well-known vineyard close to the town is Château de Cayx which stands proud, looking out over a bend in the river with its 18th century mansion, dominant square tower and four 15th century ‘pepperpot’ towers.  Owned and inspired by Prince Henrik (Denmark) the 21-ha vineyard makes a beautiful sight and visits/tastings are available.

The tourist office in Luzech can be contacted on

info@tourisme-lot-vignoble.com

www.tourisme-lot-vignoble.com

 

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