Distillerie Louis Roque
For five generations the Roque family has maintained a
reputation for producing fine plum brandy. The Souillac distillery
was established in 1905. The distillery's museum provides a
fascinating insight into the equipment and expertise behind the
production of this iconic liqueur, whilst the shop sells not only
plum brandy but also exquisite glass carafes, chocolates, preserved
fruits and many gift items.
Musee de l'Automate
Souillac's Museum of Automatons contains a fascinating
collection of more than three hundred clockwork and mechanically
operated automatons. These entertaining children's toys were
collected by the Roullet-Descamps family between 1862 and 1960.
Held each Friday in Place St Martin and Place Doussot,
Souillac's friendly outdoor market is a colourful attraction,
abundant with fresh produce including lemons, carrots, raspberries,
strawberries and green vegetables. Local specialities include
locally made walnut oil, mature cheeses, paté de Campaigne and
excellent smoked meats and sausages.
Martel and Rocamadour
Souillac is located close to a number of unmissable destinations
in the Dordogne Valley region with both Martel and Rocamadour just
eleven kilometres away. Martel is a beautifully-preserved medieval
village renowned for its seven distinctive towers, whilst
Rocamadour is a spectacular village and pilgrimage site built
against a vertical cliff face.