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Vayrac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Head of Canton, Vayrac nearly 1350 inhabitants, who call Vayracoises and Vayracois.

Vayrac has the Gallic oppidum of Puy d' Issolud which beheld the battle of Uxellodunum in 51 BC

Julius Caesar himself came here to defeat a few thousand rebel Gauls post Alesia ( see the museum on the town hall square ).

During World War II, a number of works from the Louvre Museum were hidden in a barn and a house to Vayrac.

Vayrac is in Lotoise part of the valley of the Dordogne, ranked Great Sites of Midi -Pyrénées and World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Geographical information

Latitude44.9527810 (N 44° 57’ 10”)
Longitude1.7029390 (E 1° 42’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 110m to 312m
Surface area16.33 km²
Population1370 inhabitants
Density83 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (89 km, 1h12)
Insee code46330
IntercommunalityCC Causses et Vallée de la Dordogne

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Michel-de-Bannières3.4 km (5 min)
Bétaille3.4 km (5 min)
Saint-Denis-lès-Martel4.5 km (7 min)
Condat5.8 km (8 min)
La Chapelle-aux-Saints5.8 km (7 min)
Floirac6.7 km (9 min)
Végennes6.8 km (10 min)
Bilhac7.5 km (10 min)
Les Quatre-Routes-du-Lot7.6 km (11 min)
Carennac7.8 km (10 min)
Queyssac-les-Vignes8 km (12 min)
Puybrun8.3 km (10 min)
Branceilles8.5 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The church of the 15th (MH).

Dordogne, one of the most beautiful rivers in France.

The hiking trails that take you along the banks of the Dordogne up on the plateau.

The Recreation Area Granges, built on the right bank of the Dordogne, which offers playgrounds for children, petanque courts, a fitness trail, a mountain bike trail, a wildlife and nature trail, picnic areas nic...

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Market every Thursday and Saturday morning, and traditional fairs 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Thursday during the summer in July and August (dinner music on the Square ).

Flea - garage sale on the last Saturday of July throughout the village center.

Loop nature of the summer, in August, running on roads and paths with good elevation gain !

The Christmas market, the first weekend of December.


Canoes on the Dordogne
Canoes on the Dordogne
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The beach, the Dordogne, the village of Mezels
The beach, the Dordogne, the village of Mezels
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Playground under snow
Playground under snow
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Water Plan Vayrac the morning
Water Plan Vayrac the morning
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The beach and the village of Mezels
The beach and the village of Mezels
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The Dordogne and Mezels
The Dordogne and Mezels
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The Dordogne
The Dordogne
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Market nocturne
Market nocturne
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Within 30 km : Carennac Curemonte, Collonges -la- Rouge, Padirac, Loubressac, Autoire and waterfall, castle of Castelnau -Bretenoux (fortress), Castle of Montal ( Renaissance jewel ), Saint- Cere towers of St. Lawrence caves Almost, Martel, Rocamadour, Brive -la- Gaillarde.

Hobbies: canoeing, fishing, hiking and cycling tours, tennis, bocce, volleyball, caving, climbing, paragliding...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Escapade balloon
Nature and the great outdoors215 € to 585 € Turenne (14.8 km)
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (30 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Puy de Mont Circuit
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (15.2 km)
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (19.4 km)
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (35 km)
The vineyards
HikeIntermediate3h00Concèze (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals