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Local Events 2017July:- Mexican Festival at Martel
13th Mexican and Latino Festival of Martel, presentation of elements of various different mexican cultures
July:- Festival de Bandas at Martel
Festival of Bands in Martel, presentations of many bands, lots of atmosphere in a contest for the best
July 15th to 22nd:-Souillac Jazz Festival 2017
40th Souillac Jazz Festival returns for another year of foot tapping and bopping. It features an international ensemble of musicians.
Jul 28th & 30th:- L'Ecaussysteme Eco Festival 2017
13th L'Ecaussysteme Festival at Gignac en Quercy with music and arts featuring many performers and artists.
Sept:- Balloon Festival at Rocamadour 2017
32nd Balloon festival held at Rocamadour, spectacular display with the backdrop of the famous pilgrimage city of Rocamadour, up to 25 balloons will be piloted
Things to doHiking and Cycling
This is a great area for walking, hiking and cycling. Bicycle hire is also available. There are many tracks around the area and all the routes are covered by the IGN maps, local area maps are 2136ET and 2036ET. Unsure of the best local places to go, we can provide information on special local walks, taking in countryside, views and historical features.
Canoeing, Fishing & more...
The Dordogne River is a wonderful place for canoeing, trips can be taken of various lengths, also climbing & canoning. Fishing is very good on the Dordogne, and fishing permits can be obtained easily. Other activities are paragliding as tandem or solo with the local school. Quad bike riding on designate tracks through the countryside or hot air ballooning over the Dordogne Valley.
Cave Diving & Caving
We are right on the doorstep of Europe’s largest and best Cave Diving area. Many of the cave dives are very local and there is an air filling station in the Lot. We have facilities at the house for you to rinse and dry dive gear. We can also accommodate the running of portable compressors. Contact us for latest cave diving conditions. There are also many dry caves to explore. Local cave dives and Map