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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Member of the Association of the most beautiful villages of France, Capdenac takes place in the Lot. At four kilometers from Figeac, the town lies on the right bank of the Lot, on the edge of the Aveyron department. Also called Capdenac-le-Haut, it dominates one hundred meters the river.

Important archaeological site of the Neolithic, Capdenac occupied since that distant time. A rich architectural heritage still be seen today in the history of the village, which hosted in its time, after the death of Henri IV, the famous Sully.

Walking through the medieval streets, let yourself be transported to another era, admiring the old buildings and the remains of a blessed time. Nearby, the landscapes of the Lot valley leave no indifferent either.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.5807020 (N 44° 34’ 51”)
Longitude2.0695880 (E 2° 4’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 155m to 369m
Surface area10.90 km²
Population1123 inhabitants
Density103 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (77 km, 1h16)
Insee code46055
IntercommunalityCC Grand-Figeac
TerritoriesMidi-Pyrénées, Quercy

Nearest cities & towns

Capdenac-Gare3.8 km (8 min)
Lunan6 km (10 min)
Figeac6.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Jean-Mirabel6.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Félix7.8 km (14 min)
Sonnac8.7 km (14 min)
Lentillac-Saint-Blaise9.9 km (13 min)
Felzins10.5 km (15 min)
Planioles10.5 km (16 min)
Viazac10.7 km (13 min)
Asprières11.3 km (15 min)
Cuzac12 km (13 min)
Bouillac12.1 km (12 min)
Causse-et-Diège12.5 km (20 min)
Camburat13.3 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Capdenac owes its integration into the Most Beautiful Villages of France, its unique architectural heritage and its special atmosphere.

In the middle of alleys of medieval aspect, visitors discover with happiness vestiges of old times, like the keep with watchtowers from the 14th century. Listed as an historic monument, it houses the village Tourist Office, terraces offering magnificent panoramas, as well as exhibitions on archaeological objects found on site. We can especially appreciate vestiges of the Roman era, models or explanations of life at that time. Not far away, a garden of the five senses, of medieval inspiration, has been reconstituted.

Under the ramparts and the fortified gates, also in the Historic Monuments, the Gallic fountain and the Caesar fountain, a fortified troglodyte fountain, still stand proudly. In the old center, it is possible to admire an old 14th century guard house, or the statue of a magnificent Chassean goddess.

Still at Historic Monuments, don't miss the 17th century monolithic cross. The church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, from the 18th century, is not lacking in interest either.

A marked and very informative hiking trail of nine kilometers, the route of which is offered at the Tourist Office, allows you to explore all this exceptional heritage.

Atelier Françoise Vantaux at 340 route du Couquet.

Events and festivities

A market takes place on Wednesdays in July and August. Guided tour and night market presenting in particular local crafts are also offered during the summer period.

Cultural events are organized throughout the year.

The summer of the Pop-up Shop in Capdenac-le-Haut
The Pop-up Shop in Capdenac-le-Haut
Night Market in Capdenac-le-Haut


Poppy, Atelier, Capdenac Le Haut
Poppy, Atelier, Capdenac Le Haut
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Tuesday 9 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 36°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 37°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 37°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover truffles
Local flavours6 € Limogne-en-Quercy (32 km)
Botanical walk and plant workshop
Nature and the great outdoors15 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (32 km)
Personalised guided tour of the Dordogne Valley
Culture and education6 € Loubressac (39 km)
Visit a stained glass art studio
Arts and CraftsFreeCornac (40 km)
Discover reptiles at Padiparc
Entertainment6 € to 8 € Padirac (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Malepeyre
HikeEasy1h30Capdenac-Gare (3.1 km)
Pressoir needle
HikeEasy2h00Figeac (4.2 km)
Malecargue Fountain Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h15Limogne-en-Quercy (31 km)
Circuit 2: Motorcycle in the heart of the Chestnut Grove
Motorbike itineraryEasy1h30Marcolès (32 km)
Walking tour No.11 from Espeyrac
HikeIntermediate1h45Espeyrac (35 km)


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