Village Hopping in the Lot Region

Explore Two of France’s Most Beautiful Towns

Visit the Picturesque Villages of Carennac and Collonges la Rouge

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Trip Details


290€ Per Group from 2 to 8 persons


Everyday from April to October included

Morning Tour From 9.00am to 1.00pm
Afternoon Tour From 2.00pm to 6.00pm


4 hours

Trip Style:

Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.

Meeting Point:

Pick up from your hotel in Sarlat or in a 30 km range around the city


Guided walking tour of the villages
English speaking driver guide
Bottled water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board


Personal expenses
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions, wine tasting fees
Gratuities for the driver/guide

Experience the Breathtaking Lot Region

This tour is dedicated to small villages classified as “Most beautiful of France” that are located in the Lot / Quercy region located close to Sarlat.

Begin the tour with the visit of Carennac village. On the banks of the Dordogne, Renaissance houses with sculpted windows and brown roofs are clustered around an 11C Cluniac priory where French writer and prelate Fénelon once lived. Near the Romanesque church and its cloister, the Château des Doyens invites you to discover the treasures of this Pays d’Art et d’Histoire-labelled region to which Carennac belongs. During the visit, your guide will certainly point out the remarkable tympanum of the local church.

Then reach the breath-taking village of Collonges la Rouge. Entirely built with red sandstone, the village is classified as one of the most beautiful of France. In fact, this is where the Most Beautiful Villages non-profit organization began as the Mayor was appalled and grievous to see that such a beautiful village was being completely abandoned. By creating the organization he was able to bring back some life (and inhabitants) to the village saving it from desolation. Here, you will enjoy a walking tour in the village and free time for personal discovery. After the tour, return to Sarlat.

Good to Know

  • Maximum 8 persons per tour.
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Prices are per minivan (not per person).
  • Currency is in Euro.
  • Possible languages: English, Español, Français.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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