Hi there - I am visiting Rocamadour in October for 2 days. I was wondering, can anyone recommend good restaurants, shops, day trips, etc. in the vicinity?
Rocamadour is rather isolated and I doubt "day trips" will really enter into the picture. All of the hotels and restaurants are located virtually "on sight" and you should have no problem with accommodations in October.
In general, I recommend referencing the Michelin Red Guide for the best places to eat and sleep while touring France. The Red Guide is available in Libraries and good book stores everywhere.
Shops include the usual travel trinkets and not much else. The draw here is the location.
Well for Pete's sake what a great choice of a town to stay in! You may not want to leave. Try the goat cheese, named after the town, both fresh and aged it is an amazing difference. There is no bad area around you, it is all perfectly green and lush and October is a great time to visit. St-Cirq-Lapopie is close and pretty but is like Rocamadour. Bergerac is great. Collonges la Rouge was a neat town. The Lascauex (sp) caves are near there. Toulouse is within striking distance and just great. There are canyons to explore and rivers to raft. Cave tours ( with bats!) The food in the area is our favorite in France and should make you want to flip over in your chair. I think that Brive is kind of the big town so it may be a good choice to hunt for shops and restaurants. Wow, I wish I were going!
Thanks so much for the ideas!