Between Lot and Dordogne
By staying at the Auberge de l'Ile, you are, between the Lot and the Dordogne, at the gates of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park, close to unmissable tourist sites.
Available to you ... many villages classified as "most beautiful villages in France", remarkable landscapes, beautiful hikes and outdoor activities on the banks of the Dordogne, without forgetting the pleasures of the table, reflections of renowned local gastronomy.
To begin with, our small medieval village, Creysse, a former stronghold strategically located on its rocky outcrop between the banks of the Dordogne and the stream of the Cacrey unveils a unique architectural heritage.
A few minutes from our hotel, Martel, village of Art and History dominated by its 7 towers, invites you to discover the witnesses of its prestigious past through its alleys: mansions, old houses full of charm, Gothic church and its superb hall located in the heart of the village. (Tourist train in Martel, steam train: www.trainduhautquercy.info)
A little further, the unmissable Rocamadour, sacred village and high place of pilgrimage clinging to its cliff: the pilgrims' staircase and its 216 steps, the Black Madonna, the Saint-Sauveur basilica and the Saint-Amadour crypt, listed as Unesco World Heritage.
The Gouffre de Padirac, the first chasm in France, can be discovered by embarking on its underground river for 1h30 of unique spectacle: concretions, underground lakes and the famous giant stalactite 60 meters high follow one another.
Also: Carennac, Collonges-La-Rouge, Autoire and its magnificent waterfall, Sarlat and many other gems that the Dordogne valley offers you to discover.
The Caves of Lacave: 11 chambers of incredible beauty. The lake room and its 2000 m², and the famous black light room.
You will see, there is no shortage of ideas for visits and activities.
Our entire team will be happy to guide and advise you in your discovery.