Around the Area

Around the Area

Wonderful medieval chateau and villages such as Bonaguil, Lauzerte, Auvillar, St Cirq-La-Popie, and Rocamadour are a short drive away, as are the caves of Pech Merle and the Gouffre de Padirac. Australeden is also a great base to explore much of South West France, including Carcassonne, Albi, the Cathar Castles, Lourdes and the Millau bridge.


The Village

Montcuq was a thriving village as far back as Roman times and you can still climb the 12th century tower which looks onto the holiday house.  It is on the famous pilgrim route of St Jacques de Compostele (the Camino pilgrim route of Santiago de Compostela), and is the centre of hundreds of kilometres of marked walking tracks.

Montcuq comes alive every Sunday at the local market, with stalls selling everything from local produce such as cheese, wine and fruit, to spices, handicrafts, Limoges crockery, clothes and old vinyl records. The village also has a tourist office, regular Pilates and yoga classes and a full range of restaurants, bars, shops and banks.


Montcuq has tennis courts and a lake with a beach, playground and cafe. Horse riding and golf (2 golf courses) are available nearby.







One of several local cafes


A pilgrim chapel


The markets


The Sunday markets


The River Lot


Our local lake