village Saint-Cirq Lapopie
village Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Cyril Novello- Lot Tourisme
Cyclist cycling in Puy L'Evêque
Cyclist cycling in Puy L'Evêque
Marie Morin - travelperspectives
The Moulin de Boisse in the heart of Quercy Blanc in Sainte Alauzie
The Moulin de Boisse in the heart of Quercy Blanc in Sainte Alauzie
Lot Tourisme - P.Soissons
The league of Crégols
The league of Crégols
C. Bouthé - Vent d'Autan
Couple in the vineyards and caselle Albas
Couple in the vineyards and caselle Albas
A. Auzanneau
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Saint-Cirq Lapopie in spring
Saint-Cirq Lapopie in spring
E. Hernandez - Tourist Office Cahors - Lot Valley
25 good reasons to come

à Cahors and in the Lot Valley

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Luzech Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc Castelnau-MontratierSainte Alauzie Lalbenque Limogne-en-Quercy CAHORS SAINT-CIRQLAPOPIE PUY-L'EVEQUE CAVE OFPECH-MERLE THE BEACHPTEROSAURS THE PHOSPHATESDU CLOUP D'AURAL ToSarlat ToRocamadour To Moissac CAHORS SAINT-CIRQLAPOPIE PUY-THE BISHOP THE BEACHPTEROSAURS CAVE OFPECH-MERLE THE PHOSPHATESDU CLOUP D'AURAL Luzech Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc Lalbenque Limogne-en-Quercy Castelnau-MontratierSainte Alauzie ToSarlat ToRocamadour To Moissac
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vineyard of Cahors à Mercuès
vineyard of Cahors à Mercuès
T.Verneuil - Lot Tourisme

Cahors

City of art and history

Nestled in its meander of the Lot, Cahors is a city ready to surprise you. Its medieval bridge, the Valentré bridge, will impress you. With its cupolas and its Sainte Coiffe, Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Cahors also arouses interest. 900 years old, it also serves as a majestic setting for the traditional market, which brings together all the flavors of Quercy.

Cahors
Hanging gardens of Puy l'Eveque
Hanging gardens of Puy l'Eveque
C. Novello

Puy l'Eveque

city ​​of the vineyard

Feet in the water, head in the clouds, Puy-l'Évêque has inscribed its history in its architecture, from the slipway which evokes its activity as a commercial port, where craftsmen lived, to the seigniorial tower at the top of the rocky outcrop. In the heart of the vineyard Cahors, the streets of coopers or boatmen recall the wine and river history of the village.

Puy-l'Eveque
Navigation at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Navigation at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Lot Tourisme - E.Ruffat

Saint-Cirq Lapopie

An impossible rose in the night

At a breath of Cahors, Saint-Cirq Lapopie, elected 1st favorite village of the French, offers itself to you, installed on its rock, dominating the Lot at 100 meters above the river. You will dive directly into medieval times, in the streets drawn at random from its history. Village of artists too, today and yesterday, and the most famous of them André Breton, leader of the Surrealists.

Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Visit of the pterosaur beach in Crayssac
Visit of the pterosaur beach in Crayssac
E. Faure - Tourist office - Cahors Lot valley

Pterosaur Beach

an excavation site to visit

150 million years ago there was a lagoon, today buried in the limestone of the cliff. This is what made it possible to find the remarkably preserved traces of Émile the pterosaur and his companions the turtles, crocodiles and dinosaurs. You are invited to an imaginary journey through the Jurassic. Between science and passion, games and discoveries, come and share this story with your family.

Pterosaur Beach
Painting of punctuated horses in the Grotte du Pech Merle
Painting of punctuated horses in the Grotte du Pech Merle
Cave of Pech Merle

Cave of Pech-Merle

cave paintings and engravings

Unavoidable ! The Cave of Pech Merle offers a complete sample of natural geological formations, including prehistoric paintings and engravings over 29 years old. Mammoths, horses, bison, signs, human hands and silhouettes, footprints... More than 000 drawings adorn this cave. These are the original paintings that you will admire, stronger than all the vagaries of time and nature.

Grotte de pech-merle
View of Luzech and the Im towerpernal from the heights
View of Luzech and the Im towerpernal from the heights
C. Novello

Luzech

built on the lash

Luzech is a peninsula which forms one of the most spectacular sites in the Lot Valley. The rocky outcrop that constitutes its backbone is cut by the narrow isthmus shaped by the river. The village and its central square are located below, on the site of an old canal which had been dug to avoid going all the way around the meander.

The beautiful villages
Dolmen of Ferrières in Limogne
Dolmen of Ferrières in Limogne
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello

Limogne

and the Causses of Quercy

In the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park, it has been Limogne that you will be able to find marvels of small hidden heritage: Butterfly washhouses, hall, dolmens, dry stone walls, caselles... The village also has its truffle market, in winter and summer.

Causses of Quercy
Sculpture of the Petit Montcuquois in the streets of Montcuq
Sculpture of the Petit Montcuquois in the streets of Montcuq
A. Auzanneau

Montcuq-en-Quercy White

Let the effect take place

It's obvious, Montcuq rose to fame with its mere name, but the village deserves your attention for many more reasons. Nino Ferrer, emblematic singer of the 60s, would have sung it to you with poetry, he did it in drawing and painting when he chose to live in Montcuq. It combined talents and we like to think that the village is inspiring, since many artists and craftsmen have settled there.

Montcuq and Quercy Blanc
Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits seen from the sky
Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits seen from the sky
C. Bouthe

Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits

in the bowels of the earth

A paleontological and geological site unique in the world, which testifies to a rich biodiversity through countless remains in an exceptional state of conservation. Over 600 species, the oldest specimens dating back 52 million years. And when you descend into the heart of this open pit, in an extract of tropical forest, the freshness envelops you at the same time as History.

Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits
Drone view of Castelnau-Montratier
Drone view of Castelnau-Montratier
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello

Castelnau-Montratier

Genuine 13th century bastide

The South of the Lot is full of bastides, the “new towns” of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. Among them, Castelnau-Montratier will catch your attention with its central square with covered roofs and arcades, its off-center church and its plan at damiers, composed of straight and parallel streets with houses and gardens. But it has an extra soul, that of its inhabitants and its artists who dress it up with their decorations every summer.

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