Off the beaten track: Sainte-Eulalie d’Olt

Situated on the left bank of River Lot, in the countryside of France, within lush surroundings and under the shade of Saint-Geniez d’Olt Cathedral, the village of Sainte-Eulalie d’Olt is a delight. It is home to winding streets and iconic buildings made from stone and wood, most of which are dated  from the 15th century. It’s a must-see for history buffs who love lavish surroundings.

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When you arrive in Sainte-Eulalie d’Olt, it might seem that time is standing still. However, you’ll realise that’s not the case when you notice the colourful flowers that adorn every balcony, step, cobble yard and windmill along the river.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The medieval 15th century castle, a complex of bridges and the panoramic view over the valley are the main attractions of the village, but we think it’s more than that. Stepping back through time is hard to grasp, but here in Saint-Eulalie d’Olt it almost seems possible.

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