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Autoire

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Autoire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot
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The known history dates back to the 11th century. While under the control of successive baronies of Castelnau and Gramat Autoire becomes a vassal cities of the vicomte de Turenne. The Viscounts of Turenne took care of their vassals and cities, during the Hundred Years War, Saint-Cere as Autoire had suffered little, well protected by the mighty ramparts of Saint Laurent. However, despite the protection afforded by Viscount William of Beaufort, the town was besieged by the English, already victorious in Haut Quercy. Devastated in 1562 by the Calvinists, the village did not recover the peace in 1588.

Since Autoire protects its site where you can taste the sweetness of life in Quercy.

Local specialty: the Malakoff, created by the cook of General of Columbus, at the Battle of Malakoff, during the Crimean campaign.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAutoire
Postcode46400
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Latitude44.8536720 (N 44° 51’ 13”)
Longitude1.8198310 (E 1° 49’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 134m to 396m
Surface area7.15 km²
Population353 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (72 km, 1h06)
Insee code46011
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Saint Céré
DepartmentLot
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Médard-de-Presque4.2 km (7 min)
Loubressac5.2 km (8 min)
Mayrinhac-Lentour5.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Jean-Lespinasse5.7 km (9 min)
Saint-Céré7.4 km (12 min)
Padirac7.5 km (9 min)
Prudhomat7.7 km (11 min)
Thégra8.2 km (12 min)
Belmont-Bretenoux8.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Laurent-les-Tours9.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Jean-Lagineste9.4 km (14 min)
Saint-Michel-Loubéjou9.6 km (13 min)
Gintrac9.9 km (11 min)
Saint-Vincent-du-Pendit10 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

To see the church from the 11th and 12th century, restored, the town hall, the fountain in the village square, the 7 castles (Laroque-Delprat, Limargue, Busqueille, Peyrusse of Banze ...) or manor, which remains General de Colomb (founder of Colomb-Bechar, and commander of French troops at the Battle of Crimea).

The "English Castle", a sort of eagle's nest perched on the cliffside in the largest rocky overhangs, reminiscent of the Hundred Years War, dominates the valley.

The Cascade River Autoire at the bottom of the circus, a height of 30 m (nice stroll under the canopy)

You can also go round the village by the cliffs and admire the most beautiful views.

Do not forget to visit the "House of Arts and Costume" climbing up the village, the street adjacent to the fountain.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Do not miss the feast of the village of Autoire, the last weekend of July! On Saturday evening, themed appetizer ( costume or disguise your composition on the theme ) ; Ball following. Saturday night : pyrosymphonique show with burning cliffs (entrance fee ) ; Ball following. The Sunday evening meal festival committee.

Photos

Square with fountain
Square with fountain
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Village Autoire
Village Autoire
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Castle Limargue
Castle Limargue
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Beautiful Home
Beautiful Home
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Overview Autoire
Overview Autoire
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Autoire Village in Winter
Autoire Village in Winter
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Circus Autoire
Circus Autoire
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Chateau des Anglais illuminated
Chateau des Anglais illuminated
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Illuminated Cliffs
Illuminated Cliffs
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Cliffs illuminated
Cliffs illuminated
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Village of Autoire
Village of Autoire
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House in the village
House in the village
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House in the Village
House in the Village
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Tower Castle Limargue
Tower Castle Limargue
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Cascade
Cascade
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Weather

Sunday 19 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 12°C
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Monday 20 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 17°C
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Tuesday 21 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

From Autoire on foot by hiking trails, you can if your condition permits visit Loubressac (2 km), Padirac (6 km), Saint-Médard-de-Almost (2 km), Saint-Jean -Lespinasse (3 km) and the Chateau de Montal (4 km).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (43 km)
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (11.2 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (14.4 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (27 km)
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (37 km)
Village of Arcambal along the Lot
HikeEasy1h00Arcambal (50 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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