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Surroundings Goujounac

The lovely old village of Goujounac is located near the boundary between the Lot and Dordogne departments.

Lot area
The Lot department, to which Goujounac belongs, offers possibilities galore. Cahors (29 km) wit its
Pont Valentré, the medieval fortress-bridge across the Lot river, and its famous wine castles (wine-tasting!). Cahors is also perfect for a day of shopping. Towards Fumel (26km) the Château de Bonaguil (23 km); world famous Rocamadour (62 km); the famed subterranean river at Gouffre de Padirac; the Lacave caves, or simply a tour of the splendid surroundings.  Discover it all! Near Salviac (16,5 km) you'll find little lakes at Dégagnac and Cazals with lovely beaches for swimming, water cycling and windsurfing. In Salviac you'll also find a small supermarket, a baker, little restaurants, a tennis court, a bank and a post-office. Sunday is market day; fresh produce, straight from the field.

The surroundings of Goujounac are not to be underestimated. Take for instance the enchanting little village of Les Arques (11km) with the Zadkine museum. The sculptor, by the way, financed the restoration of the age-old church there. Worthwhile is a visit to medieval and lively Gourdon (34 km) where you'll also find a lovely lake, perfect for swimming. In Puy L'Évêque (15 km) you can rent canoes for a trip along the Lot River. That other famous stream, Dordogne, is about 30 minutes away. Here you'll find Milandes Castle (formerly belonging to Josephine Baker) at 46 km and its rivals Castelnau and Beynac. Don't forget picturesque spots like Domme (41 km) and La Roque-Gageac (43 km). Golfcourses at Belvès (28 km, 9 and 18 holes)
, Saint Martin le Redon (14 km, 9 holes) and Vitrac (44 km, 9 holes).

Dordogne area
In about 30 minutes by car you'll reach the breathtaking part of the countryside named after the Dordogne River, with the sweet little streets of Sarlat, used frequently in movies. Beynac castle and the impressive fortress Domme, floating high above the river, with a truly exquisite view.  La Roque-Gageac at the base of a rough bluff, from where you can take a boat-ride to admire the high placed medieval castles from the water. Or you may choose to explore the calmly rippling Dordogne by canoe; you choose your distance and you are taken back to your point of departure.

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