Cahors is the main city of the department, and is surrounded by a bend in the river Lot, making it similar to a peninsula linked to the other shore by bridges. The town is also surrounded by the hills of the Quercy plateau and is listed as a City of Art and History. It is a lively and dynamic town that has changed over the years, as you will see when you stroll around the historic town centre. The most representative monument of the beauty of Cahors is the medieval Valentré bridge.
Don’t miss the market on Wednesday and Saturday morning, one of the biggest markets in the Lot department. You will find all the local specialities and you can fill your basket with varied and colourful products.
To get a different view of Cahors, why not take a boat and relax as a guide talks you through the history of the town.
Cahors also means wine, of course, and you can find out how this wine, with its special aroma, is produced and taste and/or buy some at one of the different winemakers near the town.
Tip: Cahors has an urban hiking path allowing you to discover its various parks and gardens.
Payrac is about 45 minutes from Cahors.
For more information: http://www.holidays-cahors.co.uk/