Cahors: a Lot marvel
A city steeped in historyA clever mix between Antiquity and the Middle Ages
City of art and history, the town of Cahors has a particularly rich past. Whether during the Roman era, the dark times of the Middle Ages, the influence of the Renaissance or our contemporary era, you will find many traces of these periods that have marked history. Indeed, between vestiges dating from Roman antiquity, medieval half-timbered houses and/or sublime twin bays, and historical monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage, you will learn more about the rich past of the Cadurcian city.
A city with a predominant natureWhen naturalness becomes part of the city world
The town of Cahors has a close relationship with the nature that surrounds it. Nestled in the hollow of one of the meanders of the Lot River, this town stands out thanks to a perfect symbiosis between the city world and the rural world. In fact, the surrounding cliffs that structure the city offer sumptuous paintings with marked and wooded reliefs, no matter where you are. The sounds of birds and the river are also omnipresent, allowing you to savor the excitement of the city in a serene atmosphere.
An oasis of humanity within a rural and wild territory, this small town will give you a breath of fresh air.
Take the time to admire
In the city of Cahors hides a secret: 20 gardens from medieval times are scattered there! Follow in the footsteps of these secret gardens who will teach you more about the Cadurcian city. Bubbles of freshness and vegetal with poetic notes, you will appreciate these moments of breaks in the shade of lush vegetation, and you will be intoxicated by the floral notes caressing your nose.
Located at strategic points, you will be amazed by the streets, the monuments, the viewpoints that you will be led to discover. A gentle walk that will appeal to the whole family!
On the outskirts of the city, impressive cliffs hug the Caduran city gently. Savor this sublime painting by taking to the skies!
Mont Saint-Cyr will allow you to observe the beauty of the historic center and its cathedral. We recommend that you go there at the end of the day, when the sunset will offer you a grandiose spectacle.
From the Magne cross, an unprecedented vision of Valentre bridge and its hilly landscape in the background will be offered to you. The perfect spot for a contemplative break in complete confidentiality.
A city with a delicious art of livingColorful gastronomy and markets
If we had to designate a characteristic common to the inhabitants of Cahors, the art of living would definitely stand out! Between the famous wine of the same name as the city and its Malbec grape variety, its generous gastronomy and its fabulous colorful market (which is also classified in France among the exceptional markets and the 25 most beautiful markets), we can affirm that the Cadurciens know how to savor the sweetness of life.
To fully experience this art of living, we recommend that you come to Cahors on Wednesday or Saturday mornings in order to take advantage of the market which is located on the forecourt of the Saint-Etienne cathedral (monument classified by UNESCO under the paths of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle) and around the sublime market hall of the city, a high place of fine gastronomy.
You will find on our destination ofother charming markets where passionate producers go every week to offer many local products and regional specialties. Rocamadour cheese, Périgord walnuts, Quercy lamb, truffles, pastis, mic... But also local beer, and Cahors wine of course !
Do not miss this tasty event which will make you discover the essential dishes of our country!