Independent self-guided walking holidays in the Lot Department and Dordogne Valley

Looking towards St Cere and the Dordogne Valley

Jardin du SegalaA warm welcome awaits you at our Guesthouse here in the Lot department of France. Now in our 10th year, we continue to offer an excellent value 7 night Walking Holiday Package to explore this fascinating area. Additonal nights can also be arranged.

A few kilometres from the delightful old market town of St. Céré, the house is set high in the hills surrounded by wonderful countryside and abundant wildlife. Previously a farmhouse owned by several generations of the same family, our home now offers 3 comfortable refurbished en-suite bedrooms, relaxed dining and a “home from home” atmosphere.

Our Guest Book is full of lovely comments about Alex’s evening dinners, freshly prepared using
local seasonal produce including imaginative vegetarian options. Our Walking Package price includes evening dinner on 6 nights - we have one evening off a week.

Chateau de Castelnau

Discover a part of France where the picturesque villages and rural landscape have changed little since the Hundred Years' War in the 15th century. As one of the oldest-inhabited areas of France, you may be forgiven for thinking that time really does seem to have stood still. Here there are no cities and virtually no industry. The people still enjoy a simple life and are proud to share their heritage with you. Experience this wonderful world with our popular Inclusive Walking Holiday Package.

We have one of the largest concentrations of medieval villages specially denoted as "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" for their history, architecture and ambience. These include Autoire, Carennac and Loubressac. Our specially designed walks will take you to some of these villages and others are easily reached if you wish to explore more of the area. One of our most popular walks starts from the picture postcard village of Beaulieu sur Dordogne which rests alongside the Dordogne river. This stretch of the Dordogne Valley is one of the most interesting with dramatic scenery and hidden chateaux.

As you walk through the varied landscapes rich with wildlife you will find carpets of wildflowers and a fabulous display of butterflies. Above you, buzzards and kites circle on the thermals, whilst in the woods, red squirrels and pine marten scurry about their daily business. Climb meandering paths up stunning limestone cliffs or stroll alongside crystal clear streams. Enter ancient woodlands or ascend to hill-top meadows with 360 degree views. To see a Google Map with local attractions Click Here.

The fabulous Lot countryside awaits you and we look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Richard and Alex - Jardin du Segala, 46190 Lacam D'Ourcet, France Tel:00 33 (0)5 65 34 47 06
To check availability or make a reservation

To contact us during the winter we recommend email rather than telephone as we may be away on holiday.


Read over 90 guest reviews at Tripadvisor
Currently in top 10 of 250 B&Bs in the Lot!

"Another fantastic stay"

"A wonderful week away"


"Expectations exceeded"

"Though less well known than its neighbour the Dordogne, the Lot has a special beauty in its rocky and limestone plateaus, river valleys, walnut groves and little villages. With one of the lower population densities in France, the Lot preserves much that is old - and good" National Geographic Traveler Magazine - September 2005

Autoire FigeacFeatured in the 2008 book
by Jo Taylor
"Running Gites and Bed &
Breakfasts in France"

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St Cere, Bed and Breakfast, Evening Dinner. Delicious Vegetarian Meals also available. Fully inclusive self-led walking holidays. House hunting.
Chambres and Table D'Hotes, Lot department, France.
Places to visit: St. Céré, Autoire, Loubressac, Cardaillac, Bretenoux, Turenne, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Carennac, Curemonte, Salers, Martel, Floirac, Castelnau, Rocamadour, Lac du Tolerme, Argentat, Figeac, Cahors, St Cirq Lapopie, Marcilhac, Cajarc, Collonges, Conques, Padirac, Pech Merle, Gourdon, Gramat, Capdenac, Rodez, Gourdon, Souillac, Brive, Sarlat, Domme, River Dordogne, River Lot, River Cele, River Cere, Lot Quercy.
Things to do: Hiking, Cycling, Canoeing, Horse riding, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Bird Watching.
All in the local area of the delightful Lot department and the adjacent Correze, Cantal, Aveyron and Dordogne departments of France

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