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If you seek authenticity and art de vivre, you’ll love our region. It overflows with delightful towns, hilltop villages, lovely rivers, prehistoric sites, excellent cuisine, good weather- and so much more.


The name Quercy goes back to the Gallic people, the Cadurques, who first inhabited this region. It is nowadays the department of the Lot. The light, the color, the warmth and the local accent, all tell you this is the South of France.


Cahors is a beautiful medieval city with colorful narrow streets. The splendid ancient doors of the houses open onto secret gardens. The picturesque market nestled in the shade of the cathedral is an endless pleasure.

The Valentré Bridge, the symbol of Cahors and a UNESCO heritage site, is the most beautiful and well preserved XIVth century bridge in Europe. Don’t fail to take a guided visit to learn about the history of the bridge - and hear the legend of the devil!

(photo © Ch. Griffoul)


  The department of the Lot is rich with incredibly varied landscapes from the limestone plateau of the Causse with its prehistoric caves (Pech-Merle), to the picturesque villages perched high on hills (St Cirq Lapopie) or nestled in the bends of rivers. 

Don’t hesitate to ask us for addresses of local wine growers and for directions to take a drive along the Circuit of the Cahors wine-growing region.  

Our region has a great number of historical sites (click on "Le Lot en 20 photos" for a survey of the area in 20 photos) and cultural events : in the spring and the summer you have the Old Books Fair in Cahors, the Cahors Blues Festival, the Bélaye cello festival (Les Rencontres de violoncelle de Bélaye), and the classical music festival of Saint Céré  (Festival lyrique de Saint-Céré et du Haut Quercy) . And there are plays and concerts here all year round.

And don’t forget the area’s museums. In Cahors there is the Chantrerie wine and truffles museum, the Henri Martin Museum, and the Museum of the French Resistance, among others. The area is also host to the Zadkine Museum in Arques, the Museum of Saint-Cirq Lapopie, the open-air museum of Cuzals, etc.