Activities and tourism near to the Stelsia 4-star Hotel
Situated in Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot, only 5 minutes from Villeneuve-sur-Lot, the Stelsia 4-star luxury hotel, is the privileged starting place for numerous touristic activities. Nestling at the heart of a region rich in art and history, the area also relies on a great number of sports and leisure activities. Come and stay at the Stelsia to take a break and discover all the touristic treasures of the Lot et Garonne.
Area of art and history
Situated in the heart of the Lot Valley, on the right bank of the river, the village of Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot provides the central point of a multitude of tourist visits.
Only 5 minutes by car from the Stelsia, visit the medieval village of Penne d’Agenais where the lavish Notre-Dame de Peyragude Basilica stands proudly, dominating the Lot valley. This imposing roman-byzantine style 19th century edifice, an important monument of worship and a tourist mecca, is one of the spiritual stages on the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage trail.
Discover the Bastides:
Characteristic of the South-West, the Bastides are the ‘new’ towns founded during the middle-ages between 11th and 14th centuries. These towns have conserved their period buildings, ramparts, entrance gateways and towers. Monflanquin for example, situated just 20 minutes away by car, is an unmissable destination. Its half-timbered houses, main square, covered arcades and little alley-ways are a treasure of medieval architecture. Another medieval treasure awaits you just 15 minutes from Monflanquin. Perched on its rocky spur, Gavaudun Castle dominates the mysterious wooded valley of the river Lēde.
Finally, go off and discover any number of picturesque villages, full of charm and character, which make the region beautiful: Monclar, Tournon d’Agenais, Villeréal, Villeneuve-sur-Lot…and Monpazier in the Dordogne.
Or, travel further towards the heart of the earth and go back 30 million years in history to admire the geological formations of the caves of Fontirou and Lastrournelle.
Leisure Activities in the Region
Other than its historic and artistic wealth the Lot et Garonne department offers visitors a large variety of fun activities and sports.
Opt for a pleasant and original way to see the area, with a ride along the current. There are numerous boat trips along the river Lot which enable you to discover the lavish scenery surrounding it: cliffs, vineyards, bastides and medieval villages.
Fishing enthusiasts will equally be seduced by the 4000 km of waterways and numerous lakes in the region.
The region can equally be discovered on foot. Amateur walkers will have the time of their lives thanks to the number of walking paths on offer in the region. The Lot et Garonne and its neighbour region The Lot offer a large choice of walking routes, which will take you to discover the river Lot and villages full of history.
The mountain bike circuits are also perfectly marked out for you to allow/enable you to appreciate the surrounding countryside. Pony trekking is also possible across the region.
Finally, families can enjoy themselves at the Walibi attraction park situated a few kilmometres from Agen, A perfect opportunity for family fun - adults and children will appreciate the exciting rides, shows and water activities.Office de tourisme de Lot-et-Garonne Office de tourisme du Lot