Cahors The Essential
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The former capital of the Cadourques (a Celtic tribe) has chosen the Pont Valentré, a fortified bridge with three towers spanning the River Lot as its emblem. Cahors, a city of art and history, has a remarkably preserved old quarter of narrow lanes and tall houses which bear witness to the town's medieval history. The capital of the Quercy is a region renowned for its cuisine and has lent its name to a famous wine which has graced the tables of royal courts around Europe for centuries.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Cahors
Pont Valentré bridge
Pont Valentré bridge
With its three machicolated towers,
60 minutes
St John's Barbican and tower
St John's Barbican and tower
An elegant guard house which used to
60 minutes
Viewpoint from the Cross Magne
Viewpoint from the Cross Magne
You will find an agreeable view over the
30 minutes
St-Etienne's Cathedral of Cahors
St-Etienne's Cathedral of Cahors
In this region which has been long
30 minutes
St Gausbert Chapel
St Gausbert Chapel
Decorated with mural paintings of the 15
15 minutes
Mt St-Cyr viewpoint
Mt St-Cyr viewpoint
From the orientation table there is a
15 minutes