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Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc

Village of Montcuq
Village of Montcuq
Lot Tourisme - J. Morel Gallery
Duration 1 hours
For the whole family

We pronounce the Q

We smile first, then we hum, we finally admire.
It's obvious, Montcuq rose to fame with its mere name, but the village deserves your attention for many more reasons.

The promenade and its Sunday market

It is on this main alley that the discovery of the village begins. The sweetness of life in Quercy is reflected here between the verdant alley of plane trees and the typical white stone houses. Having a drink on the terrace and soaking up the warm atmosphere of the Sunday market is a divine experience. 

On the Sunday morning market in Montcuq
On the Sunday morning market in Montcuq
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rue du petit rapporteur

Rue du petit rapporteur and sculpture of the Petit Montcuquois in Montcuq
Rue du petit rapporteur and sculpture of the Petit Montcuquois in Montcuq
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This street was renamed in 2006 and is a nice nod to the show that highlighted our charming village. You reach the center of the village by this beautiful alley with half-timbered houses.

the little montcuquois

A true emblem of the village, the little Montcuquois, 94cm tall, proudly displays various symbols: the coat of arms of Montcuq on the shoulder, a pilgrim's staff (yes, you are on the Way of Saint-Jacques, on the mythical Via Podiensis ) and a palm in reference to travel. Sculpted and offered to the village by Hugo (artist and sculptor from Montcuq) in 2004, this little scoundrel has become a must during a visit to Montcuq. Pssst! The legend says that caressing your bouncing posterior brings good luck! 

former consular house

Place des Consuls in Montcuq
Place des Consuls in Montcuq
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In addition to the royal power, Montcuq was endowed around 1225 with a consular administration. During the replacement of the consulate by the municipal councils, the building retains its vocation in front of the town hall. 
The painting “Ville de Montcuq en Quercy” by Nino Ferrer is exhibited in the town hall.

pla street

Rue du Pla in Montcuq
Rue du Pla in Montcuq
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This street, which is flat in name only, will give you the opportunity to discover many houses with remarkable elements.

aste street

Rue de l'Aste in Montcuq
Rue de l'Aste in Montcuq
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Here you are in one of the oldest streets of the town, keep an eye out, some houses retain interesting architectural details. You will be won over by the picturesque charm of this winding alley lined, in summer, with lush vegetation. 

Montmartre street

Montmartre street in Montcuq
Montmartre street in Montcuq
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It was the main street of the village, here each arcade was a shop, a place to live, a business, ... Today there are charming accommodations, atypical shops, ... It led to the old grain hall and the Sainte-Hilaire church.

Saint-Hilaire church

Village of Montcuq
Village of Montcuq
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Dating from the end of the XNUMXth / beginning of the XNUMXth century, it was remodeled following damage suffered throughout history. Inside, a beautiful set of stained glass windows in very bright colors retraces the lives of Christ and Saint-Hilaire.

earl's tower

Dominating the castrum, this tower-keep built in the 3th century probably replaced an older tower. In summer, the tower can be visited and offers 360 exhibitions: a floor dedicated to the construction of the building, then an ephemeral exhibition and finally a room paying homage to Nino Ferrer, who fell in love with the village and the white Quercy. It is from this promontory that you will enjoy a XNUMX° panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. 

The tower and the village of Montcuq
The tower and the village of Montcuq
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