One of the great rivers of France, the Lot has carved valleys through beautiful hillsides lined with castles, weathered-stone farmhouses and prehistoric caves.
Lot, Célé and Aveyron Swim Highlights
Chemin de Halage
This historic and dramatic walkway was hewn from the cliffside to form a towpath along the Lot.
Château de Cévenières
At this lovely riverside setting beneath the cliff-top château, a low weir creates a fun place to play and small sandy bays are perfect for picnics.
The historic monastery is next to a bridge and a small paddling beach. The campsite downstream has wonderful gorge swimming.
A small lane winds next to this beautiful stretch of the river. Almost anywhere is good for a dip.
By this relaxed, open-air café on the Aveyron, there are canoes and a large island-boulder for jumps.