Lot-et-Garonne, activities and visits to stay cool in summer

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It's warm? Are you looking for activities to do in the cool to avoid the high heat of the middle of the day? Are you traveling with children and do you want to do an activity sheltered from the sun? Follow our guide of 10 ideas to stay cool during your stay in Lot-et-Garonne!


Opening photo: AdobeStock /Anthony - The village of Fumel

1- Visit the caves of Lot-et-Garonne

The caves are unmissable with their calcite concretions which offer a unique underground landscape in the depths of Lot-et-Garonne. Perfect places to stay cool since it is 13 degrees on average! The Lastournelle cave, in Saint-Colombe-de-Villeneuve, was discovered by farmers looking for a well in 1878. Always in activity for more than 25 million years, it is a haven of freshness called the pearl of Aquitaine. Stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and columns, the Fontirou cave in Castella reveals a variety of shapes and colors during a 40-minute guided tour.

The Cave of Lastournelle
Lastournelle Cave (photo information sheet)

2- Visit the Châteaux of Lot-et-Garonne

Lovers of old stone will be delighted to stay cool during visits to the magnificent castles, guardians of the history of Lot-et-Garonne. Lauzun castle and its 16th century paving, Gavaudun castle at 40 meters above sea level overlooking the Haute-Lède valley, military castle of Bonaguil or castle of the Dukes of Duras punctuated by exhibitions and events, the sites are many to avoid the sun's rays.

Bonaguil Castle
Bonaguil Castle

3- Explore the museums of Lot-et-Garonne

Fans of arts, culture and gastronomy can explore the many museums of Lot-et-Garonne to discover its eventful history. The Prehistory Museum in Sauveterre-la-Lémance takes you back in time through fun and innovative experiences, while the Eysses Archaeological Museum retraces the Gallo-Roman period of the town. Rustic toy house or cork and cork museum, discover local life before savoring the specialties of the area with the foie gras, hazelnut, prune or chocolate museum. Finish this epic at the Gajac museum in Villeneuve-sur-Lot or at the Museum of Fine Arts in Agen to admire the works exhibited in a special setting.

Read our article on the museums of Lot-et-Garonne, to make your choice among all the cultural proposals.

4- Canoeing on the rivers of Lot-et-Garonne

Canoeing is practiced on 200 km of waterways between the Garonne, the Garonne canal, the Lot and Baïse. Departing from Casteljaloux, the Dropt valley, Fongrave or Fourques-sur-Garonne, enjoy a refreshing and fun experience on calm rivers surrounded by greenery.


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5- Visit the parks and gardens of Lot-et-Garonne

The parks and gardens offer you a well-deserved cool break after the sensations of canoeing. You will be spoiled for choice in the Val de la Garonne and on its banks, the castle parks of the Lot valley, the vineyards and the Dropt valley. Local or exotic trees, green spaces, playgrounds and picnic areas, sit in the shade and enjoy the coolness of the plants.

Consult our article on the parks and gardens of Lot-et-Garonne to find your island of freshness

6- Go swimming in a leisure center or a lake

The bodies of water and the leisure bases are the obligatory passage when it is hot in summer. Swimming, fishing, nautical activities, beaches and natural lakes, this is the ideal spot to cool off in the Val de Garonne-Gascony, the Pays du Dropt, the Lot Valley and the Agenais. Put on your bathing suits, it's time to dive.

Read our article on bodies of water and leisure bases to choose the perfect place to put your towel

Lougratte Lake


7- Take a boat ride on the river

A boat trip, what a good idea to discover the region while staying cool. On the Lot, the Garonne, the Garonne and Baïse canal, climb aboard a traditional boat and sail on a wooded river rich in a preserved environment.


Nérac / Photo: AdobeStock PhilippeGraillePhoto
Nérac / Photo: AdobeStock PhilippeGraillePhoto

8- Visit a cellar or a wine château!

Cellar visits and walks in the vineyards, a good way to combine business with pleasure. The winegrowers of Buzet, the Domaine de Michelet, the Domaine Amblard, the Château Moncassin and the wine of the Tsar

9- Go tree climbing in the treetops!

Tree climbing is the perfect activity for practicing a sport in the shade of the trees. With family or friends, amateurs or regulars, the courses are suitable for a moment of pleasure to share.

10- Go for a walk in the market!

Early in the morning, it's the perfect, gourmet and colorful place to stay cool. Choose local products, fill your basket with flavors and colors before returning to cool to cook it all!

Summer is ending and the sun is discreet, it's time to end this exciting crossing of the Lot-et-Garonne. Keep unforgettable memories and leave without sunburn, you stayed cool during all the activities and visits offered.


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