Lot, Célé and Aveyron

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.

Upper Lot

A small lane winds next to this beautiful stretch of the river. Almost anywhere is good for a dip.

Manjo Café

By this relaxed, open-air café on the Aveyron, there are canoes and a large island-boulder for jumps.

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