The banks of the Lot, the heights of the Camp des Monges, the viewpoint of Mont St Cyr offer many views of Cahors, the combined attraction of the medieval town and natural spaces.
From Mont Saint-Cyr, the gaze, embracing the entire loop of the Lot in which the town of Cahors, can grasp the history of its construction of the city. On the east side, at the foot of the hill, is the Cahors medieval, pink roof forest with narrow streets. To the north of these old quarters, you can see the Saint Etienne cathedral and its domed roofs covered with slates. In the centre, Boulevard Gambetta, identifiable by a line of trees, was a rampart in the XNUMXth century.
Go equipped with suitable shoes and waterproof clothing, protect yourself from the sun, bring water and find out about the weather conditions.
From the Saint-Georges car park, follow the banks of the Lot upstream, pass under the Louis-Philippe bridge (Saint-Georges fountain) and continue to the Coty mill. Take the paved road to the left as far as the Cabessut bridge.
At the roundabout, turn right towards Rodez. After passing under the SNCF bridge, cross the D 911 (possibility of reaching Mont Saint-Cyr by turning right between the houses then following the ridge line).
Take immediately on your left by taking the “Côte des ânes”. Turn into the first lane on the right which leads to stairs. Continue on a narrow path that climbs towards the plateau. Arrive on the plateau, take a wide path on your right. Continue on the main track until you reach a well.
Then take the path that opens on your right (along the GR® 36) to the Mont Saint-Cyr car park, then continue to the viewpoint.
Go down to the left and follow the GR® 36 which takes you to Place Saint-Georges. Cross the road to reach the car park.