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.
Market Held in the main street every Saturday morning.