http://pagesperso-orange.fr/scf/survey.htm - local speleo club : caves and surveys
http://www.oucc.org.uk/dtt/vol10/dtt10_14.htm - OUCC - report of trip to the Lot
Distillerie de Servat
Tel 05 65 31 90 17
See the lavender fields and watch the essential oil distillation process.
Open Weds. No charge.
Tel 05 65 20 86 40
Very important paleontological site where fossilised footprints and tracks from 50 different species of prehistoric creatures dating back 140 million years have been found.
Telephone for details of visits.
Tel 06 34 35 09 09
Gramat wildlife park
Route de Cajarc
Tel 05 65 38 81 22
150 species of animals (most of which once roamed wild on the causse) living in vast enclosures. Rare domestic breeds. Visits on foot only-2 hrs needed to tour the whole park.
Centre National d'Instruction
Cynophile de la Gendarmerie
Tel 05 65 10 14 30
The National Police-dog Handlers' training school is open to the public free on Thurs. afternoons in July/August. Demonstrations of training and handling given.
Tel 05 65 37 41 00
Reptiles of all types and arachnids on show in natural light. 250 specimens. Covered structure.
Préhistologia Prehistoric Park
Tel 05 65 32 28 28
The world's history from its formation through the various evolutionary phases with lifesize models of creatures from different eras; the rise of Man; reconstruction of a Neolithic village.
Le Minotaure (Labyrinth)
Tel 05 65 33 74 80
Have fun getting lost and unlost in the maze whilst finding out about various places in the Lot, which provide you with clues to unlocking the treasure chest.
Marais de Bonnefont
Pech du Puits
Tel 06 78 00 93 07 (mobile)
In a 42 hectare protected area at the source of the Alzou, this 2 km Nature Path provides the chance to learn about the plants (including orchids), birds and animals living in this wetland habitat.
Pech du Puits
Tel 05 65 33 76 76
An amusing and educational adventure in the interactive world of insects.
Accrobranche (Tree circuits)
Tel 05 65 22 25 12
Leisure park offering more than 3 hrs of fun and games in the tree-tops, Instruction given. Family circuit suitable for 6 yrs old and over; zip wires for the 11's and over. Special area for 3-6's to play in complete safety. Advance booking essential.
Ferme de la Tille
Tel 05 65 22 41 90
A 1.5 km path takes you round this farm/vineyard, with a wealth of information about farming and crops in the past, the present state of agriculture in the Lot, the river and wildlife habitats.
Les P'tits Equins
Route de Carennac
Tel 05 65 38 00 69
The Monkey Forest
Tel 05 65 33 62 72
More than 130 Barbary Macaques living completely naturally within a 20 hectare enclosure and interacting with the public. Specialised guide present at all times.
La Borie d'Imbert and Justine's House
Route de Lacave
Tel 05 65 38 87 76
Visit the Rocamadour cheese-making dairy and the herd of goats, plus the fascinating recreation of a late 19th C. farm with its house, garden, animals, crops and vines.
La Maison des Abeilles
Tel 05 65 33 66 98
Learn about the domestic bee and the art of bee-keeping. Demonstartions in a glassed-in courtyard where there are sometimes as many as 500 000 bees all at once.
Le Rocher des Aigles
(Bird of Prey Sanctuary)
Tel 05 65 33 65 45
Many species of birds of prey breed here in the large aviaries, which you can visit, and they fly completley free high over Rocamadour during spectacular hour-long demonstrations.