Activities and tourism around the cottages of Domaine de Montanty

Our cottages are behind the safari park of Gramat you'll can from your accommodation practice beautilful hikes, we recommend that the mill Saut.
Ideally located in Lot in the Quercy natural park, near Rocamadour 7 km and Padirac abyss 10 km, each gite will be the starting point of your tourist tour : Rocamadour, Gouffre de Padirac, Autoire, Loubressac, Carennac, Figeac, Saint Cyrq La Popie, Collonge La Rouge, Cahors, Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Domme, etc.

Next to the gites, you can practice of numerous activities like : Golf (Souillac, Montal), fishing and swimming in the Dordogne river, hiking, castles (Castelnau, Montal), natural caves (Lacave, Pech Merle, Presque), safari park of Gramat, rock of the eagles, préhistologia and forest of the monkeys to Rocamadour, flying with hot air balloon, speleology.



"History and leisure occupations" high place of pilgrimage (road of Saint Jacques de Compostelle), distractions for all family members (forest of the monkeys, rock of the eagles, cave of the wonders) more informations : website of Rocamadour.

Le gouffre de Padirac

Le gouffre de Padirac

It will take you to the entrails of the ground. The visit of this vertiginous pit has become indispensable. Natural cavity of 75 m deph and 33 m in diameter : website of gouffre de Padirac.

Saint-Cirq Lapopie

Saint-Cyrq Lapopie

The village of Saint-Cyrq Lapopie, hung on a cliff overhanging the banks of almost 100 meters constitutes one of the major sites of  the Lot valley : website of Saint-Cirq Lapopie



Medieval and capital city of Périgord, the medieval monuments, the truffle, the Dordogne valley and its prehistoric sites : website of Sarlat

And many other places and villages to be discovered...

  • The cave of Lacave, a very great wealth, website
  • Excursions in the protected natural parks,
  • The catles in Lot department, prestigious architectures (all centuries),
  • The safari park of Gramat, 1000 animals of Europe, 150 species out of 40 hectares, website
  • The railways of "Haut du Quercy", the "Truffadou" on 13 kms, slope of 20%, 5 tunnels and 1 viaduc, website
  • The prehistoric centre of Pech Merle, departmental museum of Prehistory at Cabrerets,
  • The prehistoric park of Lacave (the most important in Europe) Prehisto Dino.
  • The old mines of the end of the 19th century at Cloup d'Aural (phospates), website

Sports and leisure

Pedestrian excursions, with horses, or in mountain bike

There are many footpaths in the Lot department named PR and GR indicated by a horizontal yellow stripe painted in general on the trees, the circuits are maintained very clean, consult GR du Lot.
Fauna and flora are particularly interesting, for the happiness of the photographers.

Consult the Centres équestres du Lot for horse-riding and rando VTT du Lot for mountain bike.


Speleology and caving : subsoil contains many caves :
Emergence du Ressel
Font del Truffe
Gouffre de Lantouy
La Dragonnière
Oeil de la Doue
Pou Meyssens
Saint Georges
Saint Sauveur
Source bleue (le Blal)
Trou Madame

Some pits for diving, consult :

Canoe, pishing, swimming

The rivers and the many wild or arranged lakes offer rich and varied activities and natural landscapes to you.

For the trout fishing, with pikes, pikeperches, carps, consult : Pêche dans le Lot

The Dordogne river offers many courses for the canoe Canoë-Kayak en Dordogne, The "Gabarres" will take you along to the feet of cliffs and the prehistoric sites Gabarres en Dordogne. The Lot is partially navigable for walks in boat (hiring at the day or the week), all the locks are operational. Circuits navigables.

"Le Célé", sporting course as well for trout and canoe.