Souillac | Things to See and Do in Souillac

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 rail way 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

Abbey Sainte-Marie
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.

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