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Commercial property for sale

Padirac, Lot, 46500, France


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Call: 03339 396621

Key features:

  • Wood & Electric
  • Outbuildings
  • Pool

Full description:

A truly superb commercial opportunity. Currently trading as "Insectopia", but there are numerous options including a restaurant, craft shops, B & B etc in wonderful tourist spot right opposite the Gouffre de Padirac, the well-known tourist attraction.

Sitting on a large plot of over 1 hectare, you could continue to operate the business as it runs currently, with over 10,000 visitors each summer, or there is scope to enhance the commercial opportunity by developing the existing block of 6 units into craft shops, for example. There is also a large 2nd building, currently set up as an office and workshop, an area that was previously used as a restaurant kitchen on the site. This building would easily convert into 4 or more bed & breakfast rooms.

The visitor centre comprises of the following principal areas: shop / boutique 41.35m2, 1st exhibition room of over 100m2, small exhibition room 19m2, cinema 37m2, butterfly house 44m2 + 15m2, plus toilets (including disabled facility), and store areas.

The owners have private living area made up of a salon 14m2, kitchen 9m2, bedroom 11.7m2 and a shower room. This area is heated by an efficient wood-burner.

Outside, there are landscaped gardens to the front, (road side), parking areas, picnic area, and to the rear a large undeveloped plot. There is also a swimming pool, that has not been used for several years, but could be recommissioned.

It is important for potential buyers to understand the true business potential of this property. with over 500,000 visitors to padirac each year it would be easy to tap into the footfall of visitors. Located just 18km from Rocamadour and positioned facing the renowned Gouffre de Padirac, which is France's most frequently visited chasm and one of the most fascinating in Europe, it is also the most visited attraction in the Lot region. Here, you descend over 100 meters below ground and embark on a on a magical boat journey along the underground river to explore the majestic limestone galleries and a succession of amazing rock formations.

Nearby Rocamadour has been an important centre for Christianity ever since the Middle Ages and is an official "Grand Site" of the Midi-Pyrenees region. The basilica of Saint-Sauveur and the crypt of Saint-Amadour, are both featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The Lot department is home to a variety of excellent local produce, fine food and wines. Particular treats to tempt your taste buds, include truffles, foie gras, melons, Quercy lamb and Cahors Malbec wine.

Brive / Vallee de la Dordogne is the nearest airport, although Limoges or Toulouse are also good alternatives. The A20 motorway offers good road access north / south.

Peter Elias, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC No48183917300020.
5% TTC honoraires a la charge de l'acquereur.
Agency fees are included in the advertised price.
Tel. 06 62 28 02 25- Mail: sales@allez-francais.com

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Nearest Airports*

  • Bergerac (International), 60.5 miles
  • Limoges (International), 75.6 miles
  • Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 86.2 miles
  • Aulnat (International), 93.9 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
Allez Francais, Corrèze

Le Cros, Puy d'Arnac, Corrèze19120.
03339 396621  Local call rate
About Allez Francais, Corrèze

Allez-Français was founded in 2001 by Peter Elias, a year after Bridget and Peter completed their own property purchase in France. Having spent a considerable amount of time searching for houses in France, we are all too aware of how time consuming and frustrating the process can be. We know that many agents will meet you at their offices and offer a portfolio of properties for you to browse through, even though you have made appointments to view specific properties a few days earlier. We don't work like that - we promise. (see below).

We would normally expect to spend a whole day with you on viewings, probably visiting 4-5 properties in the day. We prefer to spend 2 days with you if possible, we find that ensures that you will find that dream home. You won't be rushed and we will answer your questions during the time that we spend together. We are committed to dealing in a professional manner with all of our clients both vendors and buyers.

Having worked previously as a highly qualified independent financial adviser, Peter Elias is able to introduce clients to a network of advisers able to place business in all aspects of finance and insurance. Combined with our expertise in the French property market, we can pass on our knowledge to your advantage, making the whole process as hassle-free as possible.

As your purchase progresses, we will, where possible refer you to an English speaking Notaire. We can also introduce you to architects or surveyors, if required, who will be able to advise you upon the condition of your house or perhaps assist with drawings that you may require in connection with proposed improvements.

Please contact us to let us know how we can help you to find your ideal property.


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Le Cros, Puy d'Arnac, Corrèze19120.
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