Saint-Côme d'Olt

A village with an exceptional air

Saint-Côme d’Olt nestles in a hollow in the Lot valley. Its almost circular tour de ville (circular street surrounding the village centre) and its ramparts, that have become the façades of the houses, give Saint-Côme d’Olt an exceptional appearance.

The heart of the village has kept its mediaeval character with its three fortified entrance gateways and its alleyways. Here you will find the manor of the Sires de Calmont built in the 12th century that boasts two imposing 14th century towers but also two monuments listed as historic monuments: the château de Castelnau, dating from the 13th century and today housing the Mairie as well as the Chapelle des Pénitents, formerly a hospice for pilgrims and now an exhibition room.

Visit Saint-Côme d'Olt

Saint-Côme-d'Olt

The church and its twisted spire

From the château de Castelneau, all you have to do is cross the tree lined square to admire what distinguishes Saint-Côme d’Olt from other villages: its church with its twisted spire. It was built from 1522 to 1532 in a flamboyant Gothic style. Your gaze will quickly be attracted to its magnificent twisted spire, rare in France, and you will also be able to admire its carved oak doors which are the work of the architect Antoine Salvanh who was also the architect of Rodez cathedral bell tower. Each of these doors is embellished by 360 hand forged wrought iron nails dating from 1532.

Lot Valley

From Saint-Côme d'Olt :

Explore the Lot Valley

Saint-Côme d’Olt is ideally situated for exploring the Lot valley. Following the river, you will pass through the “plus beaux villages" of Estaing and Sainte Eulalie d’Olt but also Saint Geniez d’Olt and Espalion. A relaxing visit full of cultural and architectural heritage.
The Lot Valley

Go a little bit further

Saint-Côme d’Olt is at the foot of the Aubrac, walking country and ideal for other outdoor sports too. It is also the land of the Laguiole knife, of aligot….
Aubrac

Follow in the footsteps of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle

It will lead you to Conques.

Conques
Walk the Saint Jacques trail