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De Cahors in St-Cirq Lapopie, passing through the Célé and Lot valleys, you will go from surprise to discovery. Marvel, feel, vibrate... Live your holidays to the full!
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Cahors opens its doors to you
What better way to discover Cahors what about gaining height? The point of view of Mont St-Cyr allows you to take in the Cadurcian city nestled in its meander of the Lot at a single glance. Go in the morning, that's when the light is the most beautiful. The belvedere is fitted out and will allow you to get as close as possible to the viewpoint.
Then go to the heart of town. You can park easily in the many PMR surface spaces (free) or in the amphitheater car park (paying) ideally located, right next to the Tourist Office. Another possibility, the free shuttles from the relay car parks.
Cahors is renowned as a magnificent and well-preserved medieval city. Come and see us at the Tourist Office, we will give you a visit map of Cahors, but also its Secret Gardens! Indeed, during your walk, you will be able to admire medieval houses, small streets with such a special atmosphere, all punctuated by gardens which will reveal the secrets of the city's history. Smell, touch, breathe, the gardens are there for that!
One of the jewels of our city is of course the cathedral which, like the Valentré bridge, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the pilgrimage route to Compostela. The entrance is via rue Clément Marot.
The highlight of your discovery will of course be the Valentré bridge. The walk along the Lot on the Alleys of Sighs allows you to have the necessary perspective to appreciate this majestic monument. It is perfectly practicable and secure. The closer you get to it, the more you will appreciate it... Do not hesitate to take the small path that passes under the first tower! Access to the bridge is made more complicated by the pebbles that cover the ground. Accessibility work is planned for spring 2022.
A walk in Saint-Cirq Lapopie and its surroundings
Arriving via the village of Tour-de-Faure, you will take your breath away when you discover St-Cirq Lapopie clinging to its cliff. Going up and from your vehicle, you will have one of the most beautiful views of the village, with its half-timbered houses and the fortified church which sits majestically on its rocky outcrop.
Two PRM spaces are reserved for you in the center of the village, just behind the Tourist Office (remember to contact us before arriving to ensure their availability). From there, you can radiate from the central square, in the alleys so characteristic of the architecture of the Middle Ages. The slopes are steep (25% on average), but even if you stay on Place du Sombral, having a coffee in the heart of St-Cirq Lapopie will make you feel what André Breton meant when you first arrived here. he has “stopped desiring himself elsewhere”.
Upstream from Bouziès and St-Cirq Lapopie, it is at the Château de Cénevières that you will immerse yourself in the Renaissance by exploring this jewel of the Lot valley. The floors are not wheelchair accessible, but the entire ground floor is, especially the old chapel and the torture room! The squire's enthusiasm will help you experience an exceptional moment.
A day to discover the vineyard
Start with the charming village of Douelle. This former trading port takes its name from the small planks used to make barrels and which the village had made its specialty. What better way to start the day on this theme than to face Mur2Douelle ? This monumental contemporary work is the longest painted wall in Europe (122 m). It retraces in 12 panels the history of wine in mythology. There is a second level of reading with the work in the vines over the 12 months of the year. The reading table located on the bank opposite will allow you to decipher its mysteries. It is extremely readable and at the ideal height so that everyone can read this monumental work.
We then suggest you crisscross the Lot valley and enjoy its landscapes marked by the vine.
Of course it is strongly recommended to make stops in different areas to taste the wine of Cahors, but also to soak up this very special culture with the passionate winegrowers.
Many cellars will allow you easy access thanks to slopes or single-storey sites.
Some, in addition to their wine, present certain particularities: an artistic exhibition of barrels painted or sculpted at Châteaux St-Sernin as well as numerous festive events, a ride with commentary by Clément, winemaker from the Paganie estate... In a 2CV! Or, the visit of the art collection of Prince Henrik at the Castle of the Queen of Denmark in Caïx.
You will not forget to admire Puy-L'Évêque, this small medieval town located in the heart of the vineyard. Two pretty viewpoints: the first facing the city, on the other bank. It will allow you without physical constraint the discovery of the city as a whole and to appreciate its medieval aesthetics. The second, from Vinoltis, interpretation center of the Wine of Cahors... And Tourist Office! This fully accessible space is a real gateway to understanding our vineyard and the men who have shaped it for centuries.