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Exploring the Area

If you have travelled by car or van, there are many beautiful possibilities for exploring the area. If you’re without transport, you can tag along with us whenever we are visiting local towns, villages or the lake. Although the area is pretty remote (which is what makes it so wonderful!) and there is no public transport, you won’t be stranded in the middle of nowhere. We take good care of visitors who have made it here without their own vehicle.


Latronquiere is our nearest village with amenities and is a 20 minute drive away. Here you can access an ATM and there is a small supermarket, a pharmacy, a bakery and the Café de Paris (a small bar/tabac)

Lac du Tolerme

Just a 20 minute drive away, this Lac du Tolerme is a large lake with woodland areas, a beach, a bar/restaurant and public BBQ grills. It’s a great place to spend a hot summer’s day swimming and sunbathing. There is an easy trail around the lake (about 5k) and other woodland walks.

Saint Céré

The medieval town of Saint-Céré is 18 kilometers from Vivre à Marçeau. Here you will find pleasant terraces and restaurants and characteristic French markets. The town is crossed by the Baver River and if you look up you will see the Towers of Saint-Laurent, remnants of the old castle of the viscounts of Turenne.


At 27 kilometers from Vivre à Marçeau is the town of Figeac. Figeac developed in the Middle Ages, at the crossroads of Auvergne, Rouergue and Quercy, into one of the most flourishing medieval towns. What is special is that a relatively large part of the old buildings have been preserved.


Located 48 kilometers from Vivre à Marçeau, Rocamadour is the second most visited pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes. The town is built on a rock in the middle of the Causse de Gramat. There is a fortress on top of the rock and a winding path allows one to reach the sanctuary.