Cahors
The Essential
Recommended
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
Pont Valentré bridge
With its three machicolated towers,
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St John's Barbican and tower
St John's Barbican and tower
An elegant guard house which used to
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St-Etienne's Cathedral of Cahors
St-Etienne's Cathedral of Cahors
Built in the Romanesque style in the 12C
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Viewpoint from the Cross Magne
Viewpoint from the Cross Magne
The Croix Magne viewing platform reveals
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St Gausbert Chapel
St Gausbert Chapel
Built around 1500 on the site of the
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St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's Church
Built in the 13C in the Soubirous
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