Location


Prayssac is a small town with many amenities including two supermarkets, banks, a post office, many small shops selling local produce and several estate agents trying to tempt you to stay! There is a very informative tourist office with comprehensive information about the region. It has a thriving market every Friday morning throughout the year with a farmers’ market on Sundays during the summer months. Other specialist markets such as antiques, pottery and ceramics visit regularly during the season.

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There are excellent well sign-posted walks in the area, many forming part of the “Grand Randonee” network. Cycling, canoeing and fishing are other popular activities. The area is rich in natural history, birds, butterflies and flowers, including many species of orchid to be found on the grass verges (best in May). The area is the centre of the Cahors wine district. Many of the wines can be sampled at the individual vineyards. There are many historic Bastide towns and villages to explore which make inspiring subjects for paintings.

The cuisine of the region specialises in goose and duck confit and fois gras, wonderful quercy lamb, walnuts and various locally produced goats’ cheeses. In the summer the fruits from the region around Agen come into their own: peaches, cherries, apricots and plums, picked ripe and brought straight to the markets. The famous prunes d’Agen, of course, are evident everywhere and are often combined with pork dishes.

 

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 Some recommended restaurants 

Hostellerie Clau del Loup www.claudelloup.com 0565367620

Ma Chaumière Prayssac 0565224052

La Recreation Les Arques 0565228808

Auberge de la Tour Sauzet 0565369005

Hostellerie le Vert Mauroux 0565365136

Le Gindreau (Michelin Star) St Medard 0565362227

 

Lot Tourist Office: www.tourisme-prayssac.com