Lot depends largely on tourism. The limestone where the area mainly consists of, has emerged many caves. Caves since time immemorial been known and which partly prehistoric cave paintings can be seen. For example, the cave of Pech Merle in Cabrerets.
The beautiful area has much to offer. Besides the beautiful town of Cahors you will find here the most beautiful caves in France, but also beautiful villages, and there are plenty in the area.
Visit Loubressac, Lauzerte, Pujols and Autoire with its beautiful waterfall. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is seen as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and is a huge tourist attraction. Rocamadour is after Mont Saint-Michel is the most visited place in France and also comes as a pilgrimage on the second place (after Lourdes). Also descend into the spectacular caves of Padirac, this large you can sail in!