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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Prayssac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Charming Lot, in Occitania, Prayssac is located in the Lot valley, only 30 km from the famous town of Cahors. It is one of the jewels of Quercy.

Former estate of a rich Gallo-Roman landowner, the city of Prayssac becomes a full-fledged community in the thirteenth century. Today it is known for its gastronomy, surrounded by farms producing foie gras and vineyards at the origin of the wine of Cahors AOC.

Of modest size, the municipality rewarded with three flowers in the competition of cities and floral villages of France, nonetheless has a very interesting architectural heritage that retraces the history of Prayssac over time. Surrounded by woods and limestone hills, it also unveils a unique and unspoiled landscape.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.5038520 (N 44° 30’ 14”)
Longitude1.1881240 (E 1° 11’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 80m to 284m
Surface area24.05 km²
Population2616 inhabitants
Density108 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (29 km, 32 min)
Insee code46225
IntercommunalityCC de la Vallée du Lot et du Vignoble
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Quercy

Nearest cities & towns

Castelfranc3.1 km (4 min)
Pescadoires3.2 km (5 min)
Anglars-Juillac4.2 km (5 min)
Lagardelle4.7 km (8 min)
Puy-l'Évêque4.9 km (7 min)
Bélaye6.9 km (10 min)
Labastide-du-Vert7.2 km (7 min)
Grézels7.2 km (11 min)
Albas7.4 km (9 min)
Les Junies7.6 km (8 min)
Pomarède7.7 km (11 min)
Vire-sur-Lot9.3 km (12 min)
Frayssinet-le-Gélat9.9 km (16 min)
Duravel10.5 km (11 min)
Luzech11.2 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The megalithic heritage of Prayssac is of great importance and the commune has even developed a path of dolmens. One can notably discover there the dolmen of the Bertrandoune, listed in the Historic Monuments. Discovered in the early 1970s, this sandstone dolmen measures 3.50 meters long and 2.50 meters wide and has been completely restored. You can also find on your walk the chair of Caesar, a rock carved in the shape of an armchair, or even the dolmen of Quetty, a dolmen with vestibule. The walk is shaded and extends for about fifteen kilometers.

The Château du Théron is a former castle, now part of the foundation of Protestantism. Partly restored, it includes a square tower of the 13th century, a dwelling with enclosure and a chapel of the fourteenth century or round towers of the fifteenth century. The building, however, suffered extensive damage during the looting of the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century.

Rebuilt in the second half of the 19th century, the church of St. Bartholomew is not without interest.

In the commune, do not miss to admire the statue erected in honor of Jean-Baptiste Bessières, former Marshal of Empire born on the lands of Prayssac.

Signposted hiking trails allow you to discover Prayssac and its surroundings.

Throughout the year, it is possible to take walks in donkeys and llamas between Prayssac and Puy-l'Évêque.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

The commune proposes a food and floral market on Friday morning, to which is added a market on Sunday morning between July and August. A night market takes place in the summer. In early July, the city also offers a garage sale.

Night excursions are offered in June to discover the region.

Place at the tango festival in mid-July with demonstrations and various entertainment around the dance.

The votive festival and its animations take place at the end of August. Several concerts of different styles are planned.


The village seen from the Prayssac Theron
The village seen from the Prayssac Theron
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Theron's Castle
Theron's Castle
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Walk with donkeys and llama
Walk with donkeys and llama
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Meeting with Lama
Meeting with Lama
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Thursday 21 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stroll in barge in the valley of the lot
Entertainment7 € to 16 € Puy-l'Évêque (4 km)
Ayurvedic massage in Les Bories
Well-being60 € to 170 € Bagat-en-Quercy (12.8 km)
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 30 € Montayral (15.8 km)
Visit a truffle-grower and beekeeper
Local flavours6 € Tournon-d'Agenais (21 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Pays-de-Belvès (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From the Hauts d'Albas
HikeIntermediate3h45Albas (5.5 km)
Around the fortified town of Montcabrier
HikeEasy1h30Montcabrier (9.9 km)
Village of Arcambal along the Lot
HikeEasy1h00Arcambal (26 km)
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - Bouziès
Car itineraryEasy5h00Arcambal (26 km)
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (30 km)


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