Vacations in Saint Côme d’Olt
Nestled in the heart of the Lot valley, this medieval village is distinguished by its circular layout around the 12th-century château and 16th-century church. Situated on the Camino de Compostela route, Saint-Côme-d’Olt has many listed monuments to discover, and its charm lies in its privileged location on the banks of the Lot. It’s just an hour’s drive from the campsite to Saint-Côme.
The village of Saint-Côme grew up in the 12th century around the castle of the lords of Calmont d’Olt. Fortified, the circular town was accessible through 3 gates that are still there today: theseigneurial church, with its typical flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its distinctive feature is its twisted bell tower, also known as “flamed”.
Just outside the village, the convent of Malet offers pilgrims on the Camino de Compostela an exceptional setting in which to enjoy their stopover.
Itinerary campsite Saint Côme d’Olt
It takes about an hour by car to reach the campsite near Saint-Côme-d’Olt.
From Les Genêts campsite, head for Salles-Curan, Canet-de-Salars and its beautiful Saint-Pierre church, Ségur and then Laissac. Continue on the D28 towards Palmas and Gabriac to Espalion. The commune boasts an interesting heritage (Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, Saint-Michel de Calmont d’Olt church, Pénitents chapel, Perse chapel), which you can take time to explore on your way to or from Espalion. The road between Espalion and Saint-Côme-d’Olt runs alongside the River Lot and offers some very beautiful scenery.