In addition to Rocamadour, there are, in the area, a vast number of other interesting things to visit, such as: Padirac, the most impressive grotto in Europe, with its limpid underground lake you’ll cross in a boat and its corridors of stalactites and stalagmites; Sarlat, the magnificent Renaissance walled city; Lascaux, with its just-opened high-tech Lascaux 4 facility near the equally-fascinating museum of the stone age at Les Eyzies; even closer is Pech Merle, a grotto less renowned than Lascaux but one wherein you can visit the actual cave with its 20,000-year-old Prehistoric paintings, situated near St-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages in France, and Cahors with its magnificent 13th-century towered bridge; also close are the splendid gardens of Eyrignac, the breathtaking towns of la Roque-Gageac, Domme, Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne, Carennac and Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, and the fabulous chateaux of Bretenoux, Castelnaud and Montal. As you travel to these places in the Quercy, justly famous for its untouched architecture of houses in local stone with red-tile roofs and dovecots, you’ll traverse less known but equally-lovely villages such as Autoire, Loubressac and Martel. In season, the area comes alive with cultural events, including a jazz festival at Souillac, a theatre festival at Figeac, music and opera under the stars in the courtyards of chateaux at St Ceres, a literary festival at Brive and a world-famous multi-cultural event at Rocamadour. There is a famous spring and casino at Alvignac, and nearby golf and tennis.
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