Les Granels - Luxury Holiday Accommodation in France

Activities

View of Pool & Front LawnTable Tennis & Table SoccerPétanque (Boules) AreaOur Tennis CourtSwimmingWalking & ExploringChilling By The Pool!

When you stay at Les Granels, you can do as much or as little as you wish. Lazy days by the pool, in the garden or in the cool of the pool side bar, or swimming, tennis, walking, fishing, golfing and much more are close at hand.

We pride ourselves at the range of activities within the holiday property, but you don't have to wander far outside of Les Granels to find even more to do.

We include some suggestions below for your information, but you will come across a lot of other things that catch your eye, if you take a walk or a drive through the wonderful Lot Valley. No matter what your tastes, you'll find lots to do during your stay at Les Granels in Cambayrac.

Activities at Les Granels - Lot Valley

Swimming

Swimming

Les Granels has a large 11 x 5.5m metre, heated swimming pool with large surrounding patio area, and pool side bar and seating area. There is plenty of pool side furniture, and the covered pool side bar area, features everything you could want. It has a sink, fridge, table and chairs and a comfortable seating area to chill out. Great place to socialise, eat lunch or even a late night BBQ!

Perfect for those who want a dip to cool off from the sun, or to swim a few lengths if you want a little more exercise.

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Tennis

Tennis

The property also includes a full sized Tennis court.

We can supply everything you need to use the court, with artificial grass and professional net. It is also fully fenced in, so no time lost searching for lost balls! The tennis court also is floodlit, should you want to play in the cool of the evening.

Tennis rackets and balls can be supplied, the strawberries and cream, you'll have to buy yourself!

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Table Football

Table Football

There is a covered games area available off of the courtyard, which has a table tennis table and table football, so you can play even on the hottest or the wettest of days.

Everything is supplied to allow you to enjoy a quick game at the end of the day or your own holiday league!

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Table Tennis

Table Tennis

There is a covered games area available off of the courtyard, which has a table tennis table and table football, so you can play even on the hottest or the wettest of days.

Everything is supplied to allow you to enjoy a quick game at the end of the day or your own holiday league!

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Pétanque

Pétanque (Boules)

There is a boules area beside the Tennis Court in Les Granels, where you can practice playing the much loved French game.

Pétanque is still played in most towns in the area, especially in the summer evenings after a days work, or, of course, the weekend. So if you feel all your practice has made a player of you, why not join in on the village court?

A Pétanque set is of course available for you to use.

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Activities in the Surrounding Area

Adventure Parks

Adventure Parks

The Lot area has also quite a few adventure parks. The two nearest Les Granels are "CapNature" and "Parc en Ciel". Both offer slightly different activities, but both have wonderful trails high in the treetops to negotiate. Suitable for kiddies or older and more experienced climbers.

CapNature also offers paint-ball and Canoeing, and, being near Cahors, is well worth a visit, if you want to burn off some energy, or have kids that want to let loose!

For those rainy days, Youpi Parc is a new indoor Play Area at Cahors. This is a fantastic indoor play area has a ball park, bouncy castle and enormous climbing apparatus. There is a café and meals are available all day. The play area is open from 10am to 7pm.  Toddlers (1yrs - 3yrs) €5.50, Children (3yrs to 12yrs) and adults are free.

CapNature - 46000 CahorsVisit WebsiteView On Map Parc en Ciel - 47150 Lacapelle-BironVisit WebsiteView On Map YoupiParc - 46000 CahorsVisit WebsiteView On Map
Boating & Canoeing

Boating & Canoeing

The Lot valley and it's surrounds are perfect for boating. The rivers Célé and Lot wind their way through river valleys with towering stone cliffs and picturesque countryside and towns.

Canoe hire is available from several places along the Célé and the Lot, by the hour, half day or full day. Normally, they drive you upstream in a minibus and then you are free to make your way downstream in your own time.

A small selection of companies offering boat hire are:

Croisieres - 46330 Saint Cirq LapopieVisit WebsiteView On Map Base Nautique du Lot - 46140 DouelleVisit WebsiteView On Map Nature & Loisirs - 46330 SauliacVisit WebsiteView On Map Other Useful LinksVisit WebsiteView On Map
Cycling

Cycling

France is cycling mad, so what better way to see the fantastic countryside and stay fit into the bargain!

There are many predefined routes available in the Lot area, or you can just strike out on your own.

We have 5 bikes available to our guests and for those that would like to plan out your holidays cycling, we include a few helpful links below:

Lot Valley Road Routes - 46 LotVisit WebsiteView On Map Lot Valley Off-Road Routes - 46 LotVisit WebsiteView On Map Lot Véloroute (Follow the Lot river) - 46 LotVisit WebsiteView On Map Other Lot Valley Routes - 46 LotVisit WebsiteView On Map
Fishing

Fishing

Few French departments can boast such a network of rivers as beautiful, varied and comprehensive as the Lot. The Lot valley features 1500km of streams, 400 Km of rivers and 35 lakes and ponds.

Fishermen, you can get into your waders or sit on the riverbank, day or night, whether you love the majesty of a wide valley or mountain environment of a forest stream, you will find something to take your fancy.

For trout, head to the waters of Segala, particularly rich in wild trout typical of the Massif Central. during a moment of true communion with nature. In the Dordogne, boots in the water, you can enjoy unsurpassed views of the cliffs, and castles that overlook the river. It is particularly suited to fly fishing (trout, grayling). As for Lot, Coarse fishing 'par excellence' with plenty of zander, pike, perch, bass and catfish.

Lot Valley Fishing FederationVisit WebsiteView On Map Lot Tourism - 46001 CahorsVisit WebsiteView On Map
Golf

Golf

For those golfers amongst you, there is also golfing available nearby.

To the north of Les Granels, in Souillac, you will find the "Souillac Golf & Country Club", a challenging 18 hole course designed by Jeremy Pern. You are advised to book in advance.

To the South, in Castelnau Montratier you have "Golf des Roucous Sauveterre" a 9 hole course that opens all year round. A little further away in the north east, you will find another 9 hole course, "Golf de Montal" near St Cere.

Souillac Golf Club - 46200 Lachapelle-AuzacVisit WebsiteView On Map Golf des Roucous - 46170 Castelnau MontratierVisit WebsiteView On Map Golf de Montal - 46400 St CereVisit WebsiteView On Map
Horse Riding

Horse Riding

As a whole, the Lot region has over 1,500 km of bridleways and more than 25 equestrian centres most of which are open throughout the year.

The local tourist office will be able to give you details of your nearest centre but we have included a few to get you started!

Etrier de Cahors Bégoux - 46000 CahorsVisit WebsiteView On Map Ferme Equestre du Crabol - 46150 CatusVisit WebsiteView On Map Le Cheval Blanc - 46700 Lacapelle-CabanacVisit WebsiteView On Map
Microlight Flights

Microlight Flights

Once aboard the Microlight "Skydancer", comfortably sitting in your seat behind the pilot, you will enjoy an outstanding 360° view.

Flying from the airfield near Vers, you will follow the river Lot in the direction of Saint-Cirq Lapopie. You'll be impressed by the beauty of the wild and unspoiled landscape of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park. When seen from the ground, the meandering river, overhung by steep cliffs are superb, but, from the sky, everything takes on another dimension! An eye-opening unforgettable journey, for moments that will remain forever etched in your memories.

The Lot Microlight Baptism - 46090 VersVisit WebsiteView On Map
Parascending, Parachuting, Hang Gliding & Gliding

Parascending, Parachuting, Gliding & Hang Gliding

For the more adventurous, the Lot Valley offers a chance to try Parascending, Parachuting, Gliding or Hang Gliding. What better way to see the stunning landscapes of the Lot. Whether its the adrenaline rush of a parachute jump, or the exhilaration or soaring in the sky with only the sound of the wind under your wings you can try them all in the Lot

The aerodrome at Lalbenque, South of Cahors is the local base for flying, gliding and parachuting, there is a hang gliding club based in Douelle, and parascending in Flaugnac.

Cahors Skydiving - 46230 CieuracVisit WebsiteView On Map Cahors Gliding - 46230 CieuracVisit WebsiteView On Map Cahors Flying Club - 46230 CieuracVisit WebsiteView On Map Vol Libre Cadurcian (Hang Gliding) - 46140 DouelleVisit WebsiteView On Map Lot Parascending - 46170 FlaugnacVisit WebsiteView On Map
Quad Biking

Quad Biking

Many of the country trails are large enough for a quad bike to navigate and some of the locals use them to get around their land.

Quad bikes can be hired locally in Frayssinet-le-Gelat and guided tours through the countryside are also available.

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Sightseeing

Sightseeing

The Lot department is a land of beautiful landscapes of dramatic gorges, slow moving rivers, numerous beautiful villages such as Puy-l'Eveque and Rocamadour, and of course, the vineyards of Cahors!

The other natural highlights include the Upper Dordogne Valley and the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park. Largely unspoiled by the passage of time, the Lot department of France is a delight to discover and explore.

For suggestions of some places, that you really need to see while on holiday in France at Les Granels, please take a look at our "Attractions" page.

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Swimming

Swimming

There are many swimming lakes (Plan d'eau) to choose from and most have facilities for safe bathing, watersports, fishing, as well as the ubiquitous boules court and picnic area. They are usually well signposted from nearby villages and the local tourist office will be able to point out the nearest one and explain the facilities it offers.

There is also a brand new aquatics centre in Cahors. The centre has a large swimming pool and a teaching pool (swimming lessons, aquagym and aquabike).  For little ones there is a fun pool with slides, bubbles, massage jets and waves. There is also a small paddling pool with games for the 2-3 year-olds. For the grown ups there is a spa facility with a sauna, fun showers and a spa bath. The pool is open from 1st April (closed in July and August). Adults €6.30, Children (under 16yrs) €5.10. Under 3 year old's are free.

Cahors Aquatic Centre - 46000 CahorsView On Map Le Lac Vert - 46150 CatusView On Map Plan d'eau de la Cayre - 46250 CazalsView On Map Plan d'eau du Moulin Bas - 46250 Frayssinet le GelatView On Map Plan d'Eau de Saint-Sernin - 46800 MontcuqView On Map Plage Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - 46330 MontcuqView On Map
Walking

Walking

Les Granels is set in 25 hectares of private grounds, so you have plenty of space to explore without even leaving the property! In the immediate area the road that ends at Les Granels is very pretty and quiet and perfect for a longer walk.

If you feel like exploring a little further afield, then you are staying in the middle of a beautiful area. The Lot valley is divided into three main areas. The Causse which dominates and gives our landscape its distinctive character, then the green hills and valleys to the west and northeast Quercy Blanc and Ségala. This wonderful variety of landscapes makes the Lot a perfect area for walking.

Most striking to see are the incredible cliff-lined river valleys of the Lot, Célé and Dordogne. Over many millions of years they have carved their way through the limestone plateau of the Causse to eye-catching and spectacular Canyons. Add to this the picturesque towns in the area and you have a perfect place for walking, be it a short wander or a day-long hike.

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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting (Dégustation)

Cahors is famed for it's red wine of the same name, more-often called the 'Black Wine', due to it's deep red colour, which appears almost black. Cahors is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) which forms part of the South West France wine region. The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines is Malbec, which must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine, and which is known locally as "Côt", "Côt Noir" or "Auxerrois". It is supplemented by up to 30% Merlot and Tannat.

You can find many prearranged wine tasting tours all over the Lot Valley, but the truth is, there are over 200 different domaines in the area, and nearly all offer a "degustation" (tasting). The very best way to experience the vineyards the area has to offer, is to take a drive, and it won't take long until you see a sign for a domaine and an offer for "Degustation". Just drive in, and you'll soon be offered the wines that that domain produces!

We include a few vineyards and chateaux to get you started and don't forget, it's also worth checking with the Lot tourist board for more information:www.tourism-midi-pyrenees.co.uk

Château de Cayx

Château de Cayx

Situated at the heart of the wine district of Cahors, the Château de Cayx is listed as far back as the 15th Century. An ancient fort constructed to control the traffic on the Lot River. Perched on the slope of a hill, the Château de Cayx overlooks a curve of the Lot River, as well as the small village of Caïx, situated within the district of Luzech.

The vineyard is mainly planted with Malbec, but also includes Merlot and Tannat, which are traditionally used for Cahors wines.

The shop at the Château de Cayx is open to the public Monday to Saturday, from 9.00 am to noon and from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Visits of the winery and tasting upon reservation only.

46140 Caix - Tel: 06 75 88 39 49Visit WebsiteView On Map
Château Eugénie

Château Eugénie

An Independent Vineyard, the Couture family offers you its Cahors (A.O.P.) wines, and its range of Local Wines (Côtes du Lot IGP), as well a traditional aperitif, the Ratafia', and Grape Juice.

Located in the heart of Cahors vineyards area, the vines of Chateau Eugenie symbolize perfect harmony between nature and wine. Planted on the terraces of the Lot valley, the vineyards of Chateau Eugenie enjoy some remarkable sunshine.

Rivière Haute - 46140 AlbasVisit WebsiteView On Map
Chateau de Mercues

Chateau de Mercues

Lauded in the major national and international guides, the refined cuisine of Château de Mercuès is a tribute to the delicious regional Quercy gastronomy featuring saffron, duck, lamb and black truffle famous all over the world.

When Georges Vigouroux, winemaker in Cahors, acquired the Château de Mercuès in 1983, not only did he decide to turn it into one of the finest castles/hotels in France, but he also turned it into a prestigious wine estate with creating a 32 hectares vineyard and an underground winery and ageing cellar under the castle terrace.

Inside the castle, take a stroll down the immense staircases to the underground cellar and you will live a unique wine-tasting experience.

46090 MercuésVisit WebsiteView On Map
Château Vincens

Château Vincens

The vineyard of Château Vincens is located in the heart of the vineyards of Cahors at the junction of the villages of Luzech, St Vincent Rive d'Olt and Cambayrac. The vineyard of Château Vincens extends over 38 hectares.

The Château produces red, rosé and white on the appellations of Côtes Cahors, Lot. Some very simple and light, some more complex and intense, but all vvery good. Also try a selection of regional products conserves, foie gras and champagne.

Wine tasting is available, along with and a tour of the vineyards and facilities. Winter: 9am to Mid-day Monday to Saturday. Summer: 09:30am - Mid-day and 2pm - 6pm Monday to Saturday

46140 LuzechVisit WebsiteView On Map
Domaine du Capelanel

Domaine du Capelanel

In 2001, Sébastien Dauliac, the descendant of a long line of winemakers dating back to 1870 returned to Domaine de Capelanel. He began a period of observation and testing on the property. In 2005, he signed his first cuvée. His wine was noticed by Decanter and by the Hachette guide, since then the small 14-hectare property has become more and more renown with each passing year.

Sébastien works with as little treatments as possible and crafts very specific cuvees combining age of the vines and quality of soil. A distinctive feature of his wines, is that he believes maturing in Oak casks is not a necessary to make really fine cuvées. He offers his wines in two versions, matured in oak or without. Both versions offer body and complexity.

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Lagrézette Château

Lagrézette Château

The history of Château Lagrézette goes back to the 12th century. At that time, the site was a medieval fortress.

In 1982 the Chateau Lagrézette was classified as a historical monument and today it stands proud and magnificent amid its vines: a domaine of 90 hectares that gives the château wines their nobility.

A visit is strongly recommended, especially for the wine lovers amongst you. Open daily from 10h to 18h.

46140 CaillacVisit WebsiteView On Map
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