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Albas and its surrounding landscape



Albas (La Framie is part of the commune of Albas) is a very quaint, picturesque village with a bakery and a small grocery store (épicerie). It’s worth a walk through the narrow streets, to enjoy the lovely view of the river Lot and a visit to the church.

Apart from Albas, the surrounding countryside has much to offer. Numerous small villages where you can find an old communal washing place, a beautiful well or a sundial mounted on a wall. All kinds of small discoveries can be made when you walk through the fields, woods and vineyards.

And there are, of course, the city of Cahors with its Pont Valentré and the Saint Etienne cathedral, and also Agen, Toulouse and Villeneuve sur Lot which are all absolutely worth a visit.

Prayssac, the village situated 6 kilometers from La Framie, is where you can do your shopping. Here you’ll find 2 supermarkets with gas stations, a bank, a post office, bakeries, a butcher, a greengrocer and a fish shop. There are a number of restaurants and small cafés. Every Friday morning there is a market where you’ll find all the local products like olives, cheeses, wine, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry. There are several markets in the direct vicinity. Montcuq on Sunday morning is a very worthwhile visit.

Furthermore there are caves such as the caves of Merveilles, the caves Du Pech Merle and castles such as Chateau Biron and Chateau de Bonaguil.

And in the pretty village of Les Arques you can visit the Museum Zadkine.

Click  here for a short video impression of Albas

Activities

Directly from the gites you can begin several different and beautiful walking trips. Mountain biking is also a possibility, but this does ask for trained muscles. The rivers Lot, Dordogne and Célé are excellent for canoeing and swimming and there is also horseback riding and golfing nearby. There are many wine chateaux in the Lot, where ‘Cahors’ wine can be tasted and purchased.

In the gites you’ll find a collection of leaflets that describe all of these places of interest and possible activities. You will also find a list of restaurants so that you will be able to choose one at your leisure.