Lot in South West France, has some 420 places classified as of 'Historic Interest'.
Fortified castles such as Castelnau and religious sanctuaries like Rocamadour
are but a few of the stories the area has to tell.
Rocamadour is one of the most famous historic monuments in France. A famous pilgrimage stopover on the route to St. Jaques de Compostela, Rocamadour is only about half an hour away from us. A number of interesting myths and mysteries surround Rocamadour. For instance, the miracle bell in the chapel at Rocamadour hangs high above and out of reach of any man. But throughout history, it is said to have tolled when a miracle was about to happen.
Elsewhere, many an ancient medieval structure invites exploration. Every chapel you visit or castle you explore takes you back to the simpler, but more daunting days, when to be English around these parts would not have exactly made you as welcome as today!
Thankfully, The Hundred Years War is no longer the issue it was, and we are left just to marvel and wonder at the ancient villages, architecture, monuments, fortifications and legends that is the rich legacy left to The Lot region of South West France.