Boulodrome & Badminton
Set in the peaceful gardens of La Galerie, among the trees, our boulodrome provides some on-site activity for our guests. It is the perfect place for playing a leisurely game of pétanque. Enjoy a game of boules or a badminton match in the dappled shade of the french oak trees. For our artistic guests, the flowers and butterflies in the gardens at La Galerie will provide inspiration for painting and photography. Take a stroll around the gardens and in springtime see many wild orchids, watch and listen to the birds and sometimes see wild deer wandering through the gardens.
boules badminton swimming
walking painting photography
wildlife butterflies bird watching
Tennis Cycling Hiking Fishing
There are free tennis courts at the local Lac Vert leisure lake just 1km away from La Galerie. Many of our guests like to play every day.
Cycling in the Lot, along the local Vert river, the Lot river and the Dordogne river. Cycle through the vineyards, and from village to pretty village throughout the area. Mountain bikes VTT and touring bikes are available locally for hire.
For hikers and ramblers there are many footpaths and tracks running through the Lot. Most of the local villages have a mapped route for keen walkers.
The Lac Vert, the nearby leisure lake is ideal for some leisurely fishing. Along the local Vert river, the Lot and the Célé river are many good spots for some fishing and fly fishing. The tabac in Catus will sell the necessary fishing licence.
Other Nearby Activities
Rivers, Lakes & Beaches:
canoeing kayaking sailing boating fishing fly fishing river rafting water skiing swimming river tours water activities speleology
Countryside, Woodland & Gardens:
horse riding walking & hiking cycling mountain biking golf rock climbing nature trails wine tasting châteaux garden tours wildlife parks
hot-air ballooning paragliding skydiving flying tours microlights
Towns & Villages:
tennis bowling sightseeing tours museums galleries churches & medieval architecture cinema theatre fine dining shopping - antiques & boutiques
Local Festivals & Markets
All year the towns and larger villages of the region hold regular morning markets. More specialised regional producers markets are held in the summer, with the famous Lalbenque truffle market on Tuesday afternoons in the winter months. Throughout the summer there are many festivals and fêtes to visit in the local area. The fêtes celebrate everything from the local Cahors wines and the cheese of Rocamadour, to the medieval times and the festivals celebrate music and cinema.
Cahors Blues Festival
The Cahors Blues Festival takes place in and around the town of Cahors in mid July (dates around the 14th July) each summer. A variety of renowned artists perform concerts over the five days and nights.
Cinéma de Gindou
The nearby tiny village of Gindou has held a film festival in the Lot for 30 years. It takes place each summer for a week (usually the last week in August). The films screened at the Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou have a new and unique theme each year.