Property for Sale in Lot, France
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Lot is located in Central Southern France. It is part of the region of Midi-Pyrénées and is surrounded by the departments of Corrèze, Cantal, Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, and Dordogne. This area is quiet famous in France: it is located in the ancient province of Quercy, and this department contains forests, mountains, great rivers and beautiful valleys- a truly fantastic countryside. In Lot vine is grown and a small quantity of cereals such as heat, maize, oats and potatoes, and some wood. Wine is the principal product, the most valued being that of Cahors grown in the valley of the Lot, which is, in general, the most productive portion of the department.
The climate is on the whole that of the Girondine area: the valleys are warm, and the rainfall is somewhat above the average for France. The difference of temperature between the higher parts of Lot belonging to the central plateau and the sheltered valleys of the south-west is considerable. Lot also has a rich history.
In the department are some great monuments such as abbeys, Romanesque churches, castles and palaces. In the north of the region, there is the Dordogne Valley, which is just as beautiful as the Lot Valley, which contains Lot’s capital- Cahors.
Lot is a very historic region- great monuments that will surprise and delight are strewn all around the department such as Romanesque churches, castles, palaces and abbeys that soar above the land on escarpments and over rivers giving Lot a quite magical feel. To the south of Cahors across the Quercy Blanc is fertile agricultural land. Here orchards and vines dominate, producing fruit as diverse as melons, apples and plums. The Quercy wines are produced in the vineyards in this area too. Two famous attractions in the department created by the nature are St-Cirq-Lapopie and the Gouffre de Padirac. They are both located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy. The first one dramatically overhangs the Lot, with a fantastic view of the village and a view of the castle which once defied Richard the Lionheart that is now a ruin. The second one is the crater of Padirac, located near Rocamadour formed by the collapse of a cave. It has some of the most stunning natural galleries iced by stalagmites and stalactites.
Rocamadour has plenty of medieval houses, battlements, towers and churches where you can admire the sun seeming to cast a luminous shawl over it. The village is named after St Amadour: it has become a famous center for pilgrims after the discovery of an ancient grave with an undecayed body, (St Amadour), in 1166, some miracles then followed the discovery, putting a holy seal on the village. The city of Cahors is the capital of the department, famous for its bridge: Pont Valentré with its six pointed arches and three defensive towers and is the best fortified river span in Europe. The forested landscape that surrounds Cahors is a land of myths and legend once linked to the fabled King Arthur. Source: photoree.com
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Property for Sale in Lot
The average price of a 4 bedroom property for sale in Lot will cost between 205k and 225k Euros which is cheap compared with the coastal resorts and benefiting from a laid back rustic charm of its own. There are plenty of bargains to be found in this rural department whether it be a character farmhouse, manor house, chateau or cottage, some with the possibility of renovation.