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Loubressac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Loubressac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot
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Dominating several valleys, which are the Dordogne valley, the Bave valley and the Cère valley, the hilltop village of Loubressac forms a harmonious architectural whole its castle, its church and its old stone houses with very picturesque brown-tiled roofs. The village also offers to its visitors a magnificent view of the surrounding valleys.

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Loubressac

Loubressac is a commune in the northern Lot region in Occitania, 10 km east of Saint-Céré and 74 km north-west of Cahors.

Loubressac was first a fortified "castrum" below a rocky spur. In the 14th century, after the Hundred Years War, a new castle was built on the top of the promontory, dominating the valley of Bave and that of the Dordogne. A church and medieval dwellings were built in the shelter of the fortifications.

A prosperous epoch to which the wars of Religion put an end.

Depending on the viscount of Turenne then the barony of Castelnau, Loubressac was built in commune under the Revolution.

Now a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, the locality which counts approximately 550 inhabitants is appreciated for its well preserved historical patrimony and the charm of its medieval streets, the village offering a panorama unequaled on the other castles of the valley The Dordogne and the undulating landscape.

If the farming activity remains perennial (breeding, cheeses), the small market town of Loubressac which is close to other tourist highlights of the Quercy (such as Padirac, Rocamadour or Castelnau-Bretenoux castle) Region, with its small tiled roofs, ocher colored stones and medieval atmosphere.

Things to see and do

A discovery of the heritage of Loubressac begins with the visit of the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. After the abandonment of the original village church, it was built in the 14th century and enlarged around 1520. The building consists of a single nave and chapels vaulted on crossed ogives that fall on bases carved with masks Human resources. The rich ornamentation combines flamboyant Gothic motifs with Renaissance themes.

If the medieval castle remodeled in the eighteenth century and transformed into a residential manor house can not be visited (private property), one will eventually linger on another classified monument: the bridge of Maday, which spans the Bave, and one of the three arches date Of the fourteenth century (the other two are of the eighteenth).

For the rest, the small streets, balconies, staircases or flowered courtyards that dot the heart of the hilltop village are in themselves a charming scenery mixing history and picturesque.

Numerous hiking and cycling tours include the village as well as the hamlets that are attached to it. The opportunity to observe other elements of the patrimony (dry stone walls, shepherd's huts...). For further information, please call +33 5 65 33 22 00.

At the end of a walk, in the village, you can also visit a pottery workshop open all year (0565 34 57 61) or, in summer, the Galerie du Clos (painting exhibitions, contact at +33 5 65 38 15 79).

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Events and festivities

Every first Sunday of May, the Loubressac Spring Festival brings together artists, craftspeople and local producers in the village square and streets. Folkloric entertainment is also available. Information on +33 5 65 10 83 43.

Numerous exhibitions of local craftsmen are organized in July and August in the village hall.

In July, a book festival brings together about thirty authors (all literary genres represented). On the program, readings, meetings and dedications.

On the second Thursday in August, a gourmet farmers market / picnic is organized on the village square in the evening. Information on +33 5 65 38 18 30.

On the fourth Sunday of August, a big flea market with a playful animation is organized in the village.

Finally, in August every year, at least one show is scheduled in the church as part of the Rocamadour opera festival. Information on +33 5 65 33 22 00.

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