Bellfrance for bed and breakfast, holiday house rental and gite self catering holiday accommodation in the Lot, South West France
Rocamadour and other attractions in the Lot, South West France
Gavin Bell - potter and artisans of the Lot, France
bed and breakfast, holiday house rental and self catering gite accommodation, Lot, France
how to book pottery courses, bed and breakfast and self catering gite holiday accommodation, France
historical sites of the Lot and Dordogne, France
contact details for Bellfrance, holiday accommodation in the Lot, France

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Where in France are the Bellfrance gites and the Pouch bed and breakfast?   The Bellfrance accommodation is in the Lot region of South West France, close to the River Dordogne and very near many major tourist sites. The nearest motorway is the A20 exit 56. The nearest Route National is the N140 at Gramat.  
How long would it take me to drive to this part of the Lot, from the Channel ports?   Obviously this depends on a great many variables, but you should reckon on at least 7 to 8 hours.  
Where is the nearest airport?   The nearest airport is Rodez, (about an hour and a quarter drive) with its Ryanair and Air France flights. Limoges is also an alternative for low cost flights and is about 2 hrs drive.  
Are there any famous villages in this part of the Lot?   Yes, all the gites are very close to five of the Lots' famous Plus Beaux Villages de France: Autoire, Carennac, Cardaillac, Lacapelle Marival and Loubressac.  
Is the Dordogne River nearby?   Yes, the Dordogne River and its stunningly beautiful valley is within easy driving distance (just 12 minutes) of Bellfrance holiday accommodation.    
Are there any activity type holidays available?  

The nearby River Dordogne is famous for its canoe rental companies. The idea being you drive to a canoe pick-up point, leave the car and glide downriver to one of the many drop off points. You are then taken back to your start point and your car, by mini-bus.

The area is a hikers paradise, being criss-crossed by the Government sponsored Grand Randonne network of marked and signposted footpaths.

For the slightly more energetic, bike hire is readily available in the area.


Canoe activity holiday
on the Dordogne


Hiking and rambling activity holiday
Grand Randonne of France


Any activities a little less energetic?  

If you have an artistic leaning, then you are in luck...

Bellfrance's own Gavin Bell is a potter and runs pottery courses in his pottery at Cajarc.

What other attractions near tothe holiday gites are there?  

This part of the Lot has a great many caverns and prehistoric sites to explore, such as Gouffre de Padirac and the Grottes de Lacave.

Your accommodation is close to one of the famous St Jacques de Compestella pilgrim routes main centres, Rocamadour. This has to be a must-see on any ones itinerary.

Figeac, some 30 minutes drive to the South, is a superb mediaeval town on the banks of the River Lot. There are also several other bastide towns, such as Gourdon and Lacapelle Marival within easy reach of Pouch.

Within easy day trip range, of course, are all the famous fortified towns of the River Dordogne, including Domme, Beynac, Montfort and Castelnau.

In the end, however, probably the greatest attraction of this part of France, is the beautiful rolling countryside dotted, as it is, with pretty golden stone farmhouses and villages. The pigeonnier is, of course, very much a hallmark of the Lot and there are many fine examples to be seen in the countryside near to the Bellfrance gites.



More about Rocamadour





Figeac Tourist Office





A fine example of a pigeonnier, Lot, France
© Chris McCready

What self catering gites are available?


Bellfrance is highly selective as to which gites they will offer as summer holiday rentals.



How do I find out more about gite rental?


Phone us, e-mail us, or even write to us... just as long as you get in touch!




How much are the Bellfrance gite rentals?


Check the rates at the different times of year for all the holiday accommodation offered by Bellfrance.
Do you have a booking form?

You can complete an online booking form and also view the 'fine print'.


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