Upper Dordogne (2005)

Walking in France: Upper Dordogne (2005)

Eight easy days of walking in the old province of Quercy, centred on the modern department of the Lot.

We began by following the Dordogne upstream from Souillac and making a circuit to the north to visit some of the most beautiful villages of the area, then crossed the river and the causse to the legendary pilgrimage site of Rocamadour.

Except for the section from Souillac to Carennac, it was not the first time that we had done this walk. Two years earlier we had gone in the opposite direction round the same loop.

Getting to Souillac

Souillac has a railway station. You can get there from almost anywhere in France.

Our route for this walk

Day 1: Souillac to Creysse

Day 2: Creysse to Carennac

Day 3: Carennac to Loubressac

Day 4: Loubressac to Bretenoux

Day 5: Bretenoux to
              Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Day 6: Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne to
              Collonges-la-Rouge

Day 7: Collonges-la-Rouge to Martel

Day 8: Martel to Rocamadour

This map shows accommodation icons for each night. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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