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Basket of truffles on the Lalbenque market
Basket of truffles on the Lalbenque market
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The truffle, the black diamond

The black truffle harvested in the Lot has the botanical name Tuber melanosporum. This very fragrant mushroom, harvested using dogs or pigs, is a jewel of Quercy gastronomy...

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R. Dose
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Quercy saffron

Harvested from saffron plantations in the fall, properly preserved saffron can now be used in cooking. Its great aromatic richness gives character to local recipes, savory or sweet.

Saffron plantations and recipes
Mique and small salty at the Poudally stopover lodge
Mique and small salty at the Poudally stopover lodge
P. Le
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the mic

Comforting and cozy, this typical recipe is one of our readers' favorites.

This specialty made from yeast dough which simmers for hours in a flavored broth, and served with a side of savory dishes and vegetables in the style of a pot au feu, announces the start of the season of cozy winter recipes. .

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Our experiences
To Sarlat 72km
To Rocamadour 62km
To Moissac 62km
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Cahors

City of art and history

Nestled in its meander of the Lot, Cahors is a city ready to surprise you. Its Valentré bridge and its Cathedral will impress you, as will its medieval streets and its traditional market.

Cahors
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Saint-Cirq Lapopie

28km from Cahors

Saint-Cirq Lapopie, installed on its rock, dominates the Lot 100 meters above the river. Medieval streets, artists of today and yesterday, you conquer the village and it will conquer your heart.

Saint-Cirq Lapopie
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Puy-l'Eveque

35km from Cahors

Feet in the water, head in the clouds and heart in the vineyard, Puy-l'Évêque has inscribed its wine-growing and river history in its architecture, from the slipway which evokes its activity as a commercial port to the stately tower at the top of the rocky outcrop.

Puy-l'Evêque
Visit of the pterosaur beach in Crayssac
Visit of the pterosaur beach in Crayssac
E.Faure

Pterosaur Beach

20km from Cahors

On this archaeological excavation site where the remarkably well-preserved traces of Emile the pterosaur and his companions the turtles, crocodiles and dinosaurs have been found, you are invited to take an imaginary family trip through the Jurassic period.

Pterosaur Beach
Spotted horses - Grotte du Pech Merle
Spotted horses - Grotte du Pech Merle
R. Flament

Cave of Pech Merle

30km from Cahors

Unavoidable ! The Cave of Pech Merle offers a complete sample of natural geological formations, including prehistoric paintings and engravings over 29 years old.

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

20km from Cahors

Luzech is a peninsula which forms one of the most spectacular sites in the Lot Valley. The village and its central square are on the site of an old canal which had been dug to avoid going around the meander.

The beautiful villages
Pilgrims on the GR65
Pilgrims on the GR65
M. Cochet

Limogne

40km from Cahors

In the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park, it has been Limogne that you can find marvels of small hidden heritage: butterfly washhouses, hall, dolmens, dry stone walls, caselles...

Sculpture of the Petit Montcuquois in the streets of Montcuq
Sculpture of the Petit Montcuquois in the streets of Montcuq
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Montcuq-en-Quercy White

35km from Cahors

It's obvious, Montcuq rose to fame with its mere name, but the village deserves your attention for many more reasons. 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
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Lalbenque

18km from Cahors

Around Lalbenque as in Limogne, the small rural heritage is of great wealth and participates directly in the beauty of the landscapes in which it makes sense. The village is famous for its winter truffle market: a real experience to live!

Visit of the Cloup d'Aural phosphate mines
Visit of the Cloup d'Aural phosphate mines
A. Astruc

Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits

31km from Cahors

A paleontological, geological and industrial site unique in the world, which testifies to a rich biodiversity through countless remains in an exceptional state of conservation.

Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits
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Castelnau-Montratier

32km from Cahors

A traditional bastide 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. Residents and artists dress it up with their decorations every summer.

The most beautiful villages in the Lot Valley
Bottles of Malbec at Château de Mercuès
Bottles of Malbec at Château de Mercuès
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Wines of Cahors and the Coteaux du Quercy

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