Valentre Bridge in Cahors
Valentre Bridge in Cahors
Lot Tourisme - G. Giuglio
Quai Champollion in Cahors
Quai Champollion in Cahors
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello
Port Bullier in Cahors
Port Bullier in Cahors
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello
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Cahors and the Valentré bridge

Cahors
Sublime Roman city, which became a prestigious city during the Middle Ages, Cahors will enchant you with its many alleyways in the style of yesteryear, its exceptional historical monuments (including its emblematic Valentré bridge), and its breathtaking panoramas.

Cahors: a Lot marvel 

A city steeped in history

A 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 step-by-step tour of the Cadurcian city

Valentre Bridge in Cahors
Valentre Bridge in Cahors
Lot Tourisme - T.Verneuil
Without forgetting our fame...
The emblem of Cahors

The Valentre bridge

It is difficult to talk about our beautiful Cahors without mentioning its famous Valentré bridge, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. With three defensive towers dating from the XNUMXth century, this majestic building will transport you to a fabulous travel through time. Take the time to admire it, to listen to it, to feel it. The atmosphere is such that you will succumb to its overwhelming charm. 

Discover the Pont Valentré

A city with a predominant nature

When 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. 

Aerial view of Cahors and the Lot
Aerial view of Cahors and the Lot
Lot Tourisme - T.Verneuil

Take the time to admire

The secret gardens of Cahors
The secret gardens of Cahors
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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!

Let's go!

Sunset from Mont Saint-Cyr
Sunset from Mont Saint-Cyr
Lot Tourisme - T.Verneuil

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.

The top 14 viewpoints of the destination

 

A city with a delicious art of living

Colorful 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. 

Cahors market alley
Cahors market alley
C. Novello - Lot Tourisme

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!

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