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.
rue du petit rapporteur
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.
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
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.
This street, which is flat in name only, will give you the opportunity to discover many houses with remarkable elements.
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.
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.
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.
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.