Saint Germain-du-Bel-Air photo stgermainbel0006s.jpg (11 k) Saint Germain-du-Bel-Air is a fair-sized village in the Lot, north of Cahors and south of Gourdon. Market days are busy and the main street includes a bank along with the normal shops.

Nearby: | Beaumat 9 km | Cahors 30 km | Cénac-et-Saint-Julien 43 km | Frayssinet 6 km | Gourdon46 16 km | Lamothe-Cassel 7 km | Montamel 7 km | Rocamadour 33 km | Roque-Gageac 43 km | Salignac-Eyvigues 55 km | Sarlat-la-Canéda 41 km | Uzech 15 km |

St Germain is quite residential and not particularly oriented around tourisme. It's pleasant enough, though, and the surrounding countryside is lovely.

There are a couple of decent cafés along with the shops.

The large stone, neo-Gothic church was built in 1889. The bell is 3 centuries older, from 1585.

Païs de Saint-Germain-du-Bel-Air

Meaning "country of" or "area of" Saint-Germain-du-Bel-Air, this is a grouping of 13 villages to offer a common front for tourisme, such as the collection of hiking trails so nicely presented in the hiking guides available from the village tourist offices. The villages joined together in the common Syndicat d'Initiative are Saint Germain-du-Bel-Air, Peyrilles, Montamel, Concores, Lamothe-Cassel, Uzech, Frayssinet, Ussel, Vaillac, Beaumat, Séniergues, Saint-Chamarand and Soucirac.

History

Gallo-Roman: There was a Roman presence in Saint Germain-du-Bel-Air.

Dates

Every Sun - July-August: Marché des Producteurs de Pays, Artisans d'art, Vieux métiers et animations, Place du Foirail

Hiking

Maps

IGN (1/25,000) #2137 O "Labastide-Murat"

Lodging - Hotels