Souillac | Things to See and Do in Souillac
Souillac is a nice town in the Lot department. The town sits on a small river called the Borreze and is close to the mightly Dordogne river which over the years has played a significant role in the areas history. Souillac is just off the main north – south A20 motorway and the main Paris – Toulouse train line stops in Souillac.
The Abbey Sainte-Marie which was built in the 12th century is a highlight Souillac. The Abbey suffered greatly during the 100 years war and was largely re-built by monks in the 17th century. Due to Souillac’s proximity to both the motorway and the railway it is an excellent base to explore the area.
There is is a weekly produce market held on Saturdays.
On a more practical note Souillac has 2 well stocked supermarkets and is an excellent place to shop when coming off the motorway.
Things to See and Do in Souillac
Built in the 12th century and rebuilt after the War of Religions.
Le Musee de l’Automate
A large collection of automated toys and scenes created by the family Roullet-Descamps dating back to 1860.
Le mussée de la Vieille Prune
An interesting distillery including tastings.
Held in the main street every Saturday morning.