Dovecote and Château Lagrézette in the heart of the Cahors vineyard
Dovecote and Château Lagrézette in the heart of the Cahors vineyard
Cahors vineyard © Vent d'Autan
The Valentré bridge in Cahors
The Valentré bridge in Cahors
Autan Wind
Barge cruise at the foot of Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Barge cruise at the foot of Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Saint-Cirq Lapopie © Vent d'Autan
Luzech in the meander of the Lot
Luzech in the meander of the Lot
Luzech in the meander of the Lot © Vent d'Autan
Aerial view of the village of Prayssac and its church on a market day
Aerial view of the village of Prayssac and its church on a market day
Prayssac market © C. Bouthe
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Family swim in the Célé
Family swim in the Célé
J. Morel
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Splash!

Bathing places in the Lot Valley

With the return of the sun and summer temperatures, here is a selection of our favorite spots, pools, lacs and bathing places fitted out on our rivers to simply soak your feet or to do a few lengths!

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Cahors vineyard seen from Bélaye
Cahors vineyard seen from Bélaye
Lot Tourisme - J. Morel
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the wines of Cahors and the hills of Quercy

Our vineyards and our wines are the alliance of the environment, the climate, the tradition, the passion, landscapes and built heritage. To discover and drink a Cahors or a wine from the Coteaux du Quercy is to embrace a "terroir", the gastronomy, for an know-how and expertise and especially passionate women and men.

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Cahors will be the arrival stage of the Tour de France in July 2022
Cahors will be the arrival stage of the Tour de France in July 2022
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello
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Cahors

Stage city of the Tour de France

Touring France via the Lot? Original. Only this queen of the little queen event could afford it. Even more in this year from Denmark to Cahors, because the Tour leaves from Copenhagen. And it is moreover to the works of our “Queen of Cayx” (and incidentally of Denmark…) that an exhibition will be devoted to the Henri-Martin museum. 2022 will therefore be a Queen year!

See you in Cahors, the arrival stage of the Tour de France 2022, on July 22.

Saint Cirq Lapopie at night
Saint Cirq Lapopie at night
F. Vayssiere
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The black triangle of Quercy

The night sky of the Causses du Quercy is one of the least affected in France by artificial lights.

Un "black triangle of Quercy" of about thirty km² stands out in the heart of the territory as a privileged place for astronomical observation due to the absence of lights from agglomerations and communication routes.

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Canoeing in the Célé Valley
Canoeing in the Célé Valley
C. Pelaprat
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The Cele

in a canoe...

You leave for several hours of descent of the Célé, a small wild and intimate river in the heart of a preserved nature. Stop along the way for a picnic or a dip. Unforgettable memories!

Descend the Lot and the Célé by canoe-kayak
Field of sunflowers in Flaugnac
Field of sunflowers in Flaugnac
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello
25 good reasons to come

in Cahors and in the Lot Valley

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St. Stephen's Cathedral in Cahors
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Cahors
T.Verneuil

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
Canoeing at Puy l'Eveque
Canoeing at Puy l'Eveque
S.Richard

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 Cahors vineyard, the streets of the coopers or the boatmen recall the wine-growing and river history of the village.

Puy-l'Eveque
Saint Cirq Lapopie at night
Saint Cirq Lapopie at night
F. Vayssiere

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

An impossible rose in the night

A breath away from 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

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 spotted horses in the Grotte du Pech Merle
Painting of spotted horses in the Grotte du Pech Merle
Cave of Pech Merle

Cave of Pech-Merle

cave paintings and engravings

Unavoidable ! The Grotte du Pech Merle offers a complete sample of natural geological formations, among which there are prehistoric paintings and engravings dating back more than 29 years. 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 Impernal tower from the heights
View of Luzech and the Impernal tower 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
Lake and laundry in Limogne
Lake and laundry in Limogne
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello

Limogne

and the Causses of Quercy

In the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park, it is from Limogne that you can find marvels of small hidden heritage: Butterfly washhouses, market hall, dolmens, dry stone walls, caselles... The village also has its market with truffles, in winter and in 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
Basket of truffles on the winter truffle market in Lalbenque
Basket of truffles on the winter truffle market in Lalbenque
Lot Tourisme - B. Teixeira

Lalbenque

and the black truffle of Quercy

Around Lalbenque as in Limogne, the small rural heritage is very rich and contributes directly to the beauty of the landscapes in which it makes sense. The environment and the land are characteristic and conducive to the development of truffles, for which the village has built a strong reputation, in particular thanks to its winter truffle market. A real experience to live!

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
The bastide of Castelnau-Montratier, at the gates of Quercy Blanc
The bastide of Castelnau-Montratier, at the gates of Quercy Blanc
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 hold your attention with its central covered square and arcades, its off-center church and its checkered plan, made up 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 with their decorations every summer.

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