For holidays right next to the Dordogne, choose Souillac! This little town, which is lively during the summer, is a great way of finding out about the region's heritage!
Camping holidays Souillac
Head for south-west France for your next holidays! Souillac, which is also known as the 'town with 7 viaducts', is just waiting to be discovered! This town owes its prosperity to trading done on the Dordogne River, where the boats, laden with salt, spices and fish, used to stop at Souillac.
Some lovely buildings bear witness to this era, including the church of Saint Martin, the abbey church of Sainte Marie, with its lovely gate, and a number of fine buildings dating back to the Middle Ages.
You'll also be able to cross the Louis Vicat bridge, spanning the Dordogne River, which dates back to 1812 and which was the first bridge in the world to be built with artificial cement!
Children also love Souillac, which has an automaton museum as well. They'll find a huge collection of automata here, built between 1860 and 1960. This will form an unforgettable visit for them, which will leave them starry-eyed!
Souillac is perfectly positioned for visiting all the region's highlights too, including the valleys of the Lot, Cahors and Dordogne, lovely villages such as Rocamadour and Collonges-la-Rouge, and plenty more. The choice is endless!