Balaguier d'Olt > the village

Balaguier d'Olt is a picturesque village in the Lot Valley. The region has many old buildings, some dating from the 100 Years War when, in 1376, the village was conquered by the English. This is a region for relaxing with little night life but a variety of restaurants.

Nearby towns are: Villefranche de Rouergue, Figeac, Capdenac - all are around 15 minutes by car. A little further afield are: Cahors, Toulouse, Rocamadour and Sarlat.

Local shops
A mobile shop visits the village two or three times each week. This provides the essential general groceries as well as fresh cheese & bread. The nearest large supermarket is 5-6 miles from the house in Capdenac Haut, to the east.

Local restaurants
There is an excellent choice of local restaurants, some in nearby villages, such as Ambeyrac or Larroque-Toirac, which can be reached by bicycle, or for a wider selection, some more formal, there are the nearby towns of Figeac, Carjac or Villefranche.

Local markets
One of the regions major weekly events is the market. These sell virtually everything and run throughout the narrow streets and squares of the town. Market day is Thursday in Villefranche de Rouergue, or on Saturday morning in Figeac.


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