Chateau de Saint Dau, Figeac, Department Lot.Region Midi Pyrenees, SW France
The Château is located at the epicenter of a number of the most visited tourist attractions in France, these include Rocamadour, St. Cirque La Popie and Grotte de Pech Merle one of the most authentic cave art sites in Europe; all are within one hours drive from the Chateau.
Just as importantly the Chateau’s proximity to Figeac brings benefits flowing from the vibrant local economy based on the aerospace cluster servicing both Boeing and Airbus Industries with high value added componentry.
Finally the immediate region is home to a number of musical and cultural events including the August theatre festival in Figeac, the Opera season based at St Cere and the now world famous Blues and Jazz festival in Cahors. Numerous other events fill out the cultural calendar for the region year round.
At a more strategic level the Chateau is equidistant from both Paris and Barcelona, ( five hours drive) ; or three hours to Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast and the same driving time to Perpignan on the Mediterranean.
For the above and a number of other well argued reasons, the well known travel writer for the UK Daily Telegraph, ………. Has argued that Figeac should be the capital of Europe ; his article on the subject is attached for your reference.
The maps provided below will help you locate the Chateau and appreciate its central location with regard to both desirable locations in France and wider access to most European capitals from airports at Brive and Rodez ( both one hour) and the international airport at Toulouse ( Blagnac)