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Gourdon is a picturesque medieval town set in the beautiful Lot/Dordogne region of South West France
Gourdon (Lot) mini guide
Gourdon, capital of the Bouriane, is a small picturesque town with many fascinating side streets leading up to the old quarter and church and the Table d'Orientation which has a stunning 360° view over the Bouriane countryside. It has a history dating back to medieval times and the Grottes de Cougnac has the oldest viewable prehistoric cave paintings dating back 25000 years. On the circular route around the town you will find a variety of excellent restaurants and pavement café bars where you can sit and watch the world go by. The Tuesday and Saturday markets sell local produce to sample amongst which is the famous Fois Gras. There are 5 supermarkets (including a Carrefour) and several boulangeries selling delicious breads, pastries and croissants for breakfast ! On the outskirts of the town there are 2 lakes in a beautiful setting. One is for swimming and has a play area for children - the other is for fishing and temporary licences can be obtained in the town.
|Department:||South West France > Midi Pyrenees > Lot >|
|Location:||Situated in the north of the Lot close to the Dordogne border|
By Plane: The nearest airports to Gourdon are Bergerac and Toulouse both of which are about 90 mins drive.
By Train: The nearest railway station is in Gourdon which has a direct service from Paris, although the fastest train services go directly to Toulouse. (See Train Travel in France under the useful links panel on the top right of this page.)
By Coach: There is a direct coach service from London Victoria to Cahors. Then by train to Gourdon.
By Car: For more information on reaching France by ferry click on the link 'Cheap ferries to France' in the useful links panel on the top right of this page
Gourdon is easily reached by car, and is approximately 835 km (520 miles) from Calais and 739 km (435 miles) from Le Havre.
|Tourist information website:||www.quercy-tourisme.com/gourdon|
|Tourist information contact email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tourist information switch board number:||+ 33 (0)5 65 27 52 50|
|Tourist information address:||24 rue du Majou, 46300 GOURDON, France|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near Gourdon (Lot) - Hotels in Gourdon (Lot)|
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