The Lot’s character is formed by its ‘causses’ (limestone plateaux) through which the Lot, Dordogne and Célé valleys have carved their way. It is studded with major attractions and beautiful villages such as Rocamadour, Cahors, Figeac and Saint Cirq Lapopie…. Man and Nature have both left their imprint on the Pech Merle cave and Padirac Chasm. When you’re rambling or cycling, the unspoiled, authentic nature of the Lot is plain to see. Home to excellent local produce and fine food and wines, the Lot has many treats to offer your taste buds, including truffles, foie gras, lamb and melons from Quercy, and Cahors Malbec Wine.
- Lot (Occitan: Òlt) is a French department in the Occitanie region of southern France named after the Lot river. Its prefecture and largest city is Cahors.
- The department of Lot has the number 46.
- Area 5,216.5 km2 – Population (2019) 171,770
- The inhabitants of Lot are known, in French, as Lotois (women: Lotoises).
- The rivers Dordogne and Lot, with numerous tributaries such as the Célé, Vers and Vert, criss-cross the landscape.