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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Cardaillac is in the Lot department, about ten kilometers from Figeac. At the edge of Limargue and Ségala, it takes place in the township of Lacapelle-Marival.

Former property of an important family of Quercy that gave it its name, the charming medieval village of Cardaillac was created in its current form in the seventh century. Even today, one can admire many vestiges of that era that made the tourist fame of this town southwest of France.

The surrounding nature is also worth a visit, including hiking trails that let you enjoy the charm of this campaign. Geographical proximity to Figeac offers the opportunity to discover the most beautiful cities in the region.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.6800740 (N 44° 40’ 48”)
Longitude1.9956340 (E 1° 59’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 226m to 575m
Surface area18.10 km²
Population627 inhabitants
Density34 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (74 km, 1h11)
Insee code46057
IntercommunalityCC Grand-Figeac
TerritoriesMidi-Pyrénées, Quercy

Nearest cities & towns

Fourmagnac2.8 km (5 min)
Camburat4.6 km (8 min)
Saint-Bressou5.9 km (10 min)
Planioles6.6 km (10 min)
Lissac-et-Mouret6.6 km (11 min)
Fons7.5 km (12 min)
Sainte-Colombe8.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Perdoux8.7 km (15 min)
Issepts9.9 km (15 min)
Figeac10.3 km (14 min)
Le Bouyssou11.6 km (16 min)
Labathude12 km (17 min)
Lacapelle-Marival12.3 km (19 min)
Camboulit13.1 km (20 min)
Montet-et-Bouxal13.2 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Attractions to discover no shortage in the village of Cardaillac, and fans of old stones and history found happiness here.

Element of the old village defense fort, Sagnes tower was built in the thirteenth century. Listed historical monument, it stands on more than twenty-one meters. Inside, one can find a vaulted room on the first floor and a spiral staircase.

Hard to miss the place and the well Manganel. This deep twenty-one meters suppling water once the stronghold.

The Clock Tower, also listed historical monument, was built in the thirteenth century as the old fort. The whole neighborhood around it represents the limits of the old castrum.

The church of Saint-Julien also worth a visit.

Busted The museum is open from July to September, offering to discover the old life. The program includes mills, a chestnut drying, a bread oven or a clog. The site organizes manufacturing rustic games, demonstrations of ancient games, introductions to calligraphy, or bread manufacturing.

Cardaillac village is crossed by the GR6 hiking trail, which runs from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande in Gironde, to Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The market takes place every Sunday morning.

In early August, the local fair offers a torchlight or musical entertainment.

Demonstration Visit to the Soap Factory


Tuesday 9 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 34°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 35°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 36°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Personalised guided tour of the Dordogne Valley
Culture and education6 € Loubressac (26 km)
Visit a stained glass art studio
Arts and CraftsFreeCornac (27 km)
Discover reptiles at Padiparc
Entertainment6 € to 8 € Padirac (28 km)
Discover truffles
Local flavours6 € Limogne-en-Quercy (37 km)
Adventure sightseeing on a river with a nature guide
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 50 € Vayrac (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pressoir needle
HikeEasy2h00Figeac (8.5 km)
Around Malepeyre
HikeEasy1h30Capdenac-Gare (15.3 km)
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (24 km)
Henri's path and quest for the magic hammer
HikeEasy2h30Le Bastit (26 km)
Circuit 2: Motorcycle in the heart of the Chestnut Grove
Motorbike itineraryEasy1h30Marcolès (30 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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