This is a one-centre walking holiday (you will need a car or may hire a bike) at a fine hotel, the Château de l’Hoste, in this beautiful corner of France noted for its food and wine.
This is a one-centre walking holiday (you will need a car or may hire a bike) at a fine hotel, the Château de l’Hoste, in this beautiful corner of France noted for its food and wine. Pleasant walking and delicious French cuisine…the ideal combination to enjoy local culture and tradition. Or you can rent a bike and wander France’s quiet country roads at your ease. The region between the Lot and Garonne rivers is called “Quercy Blanc” because of it’s white limestone – gentle hills, sunflower fields, wine domains, medieval villages, manor houses and castles, and fortified farms with the pigeon towers characteristic of this part of France.
£679 per person based on two people sharing in a classic room.
Single supplement: £400
£849.00 per person based on two people sharing in a superior room.
Single supplement £575
April to end of October
Arrival at the Château de l’Hoste Hotel.
The first walk is directly from the hotel, across farmland and along a charming valley between two lakes and over an oak-covered hill. Beautiful view over the rolling countryside and the castle situated above the medieval village of Penne d’Agenais. 12 kms/7.5 miles. 3 hrs. approx.
Starting from the village of St-Maurin, you will see the remains of the huge abbey, and a market place dating back to 1625 as well as the fortified Domaine of Ferrussac. 18 kms/11.25 miles. 4.5 hrs.
Fantastic view from the castle of Fumel over the Lot valley. The hike will lead you across oak and chestnut forests, whilst a visit to the fairy-tale castle of Bonaguil is worthwhile. 14 kms/8.75 miles. 4 hrs.
From the medieval village of Penne d’Agenais our way will cross and follow a portion of the pilgrim way of Saint Jacques de Compostelle. Walk along the hillside above the Lot river and through oak forest to the castle of Noillac. 15 kms/9.4 miles. 3.5 hrs
From the Bastide village of Frespech, follow the path towards Beauville, enjoying fine views along the way; a visit to the museum of “Foie gras” in Frespech is included. 20 kms/12.5 miles. 4.5 to 5 hrs
From Lauzerte, known as one of the most beautiful villages in France, today’s walk again criss-crosses parts of the pilgrim way of Saint Jacques de Compostelle. 11 kms/7 miles. 3 hrs