Description: Capital of Quercy, a nice old town with quaint shopping streets and an impressive cathedral. Look out for the 14th century Pont Valentré (left), a world famous medieval bridge spanning the Lot.

Location: Deep in Lot country, Cahors is 60km north of Montauban via the A20-E9.

General Info: Office du Tourisme de Cahors tel: 05 65 53 20 65.  French only website.

Our recommendations: Cahors is famous for its wine – follow the D8 to the west, on the south side of the river to find splendid vineyards offering dégustation.  See our wine section for more information on wines in the South West.  The Cahors market each Saturday is one of the largest in the region.  Follow the road up the hill behind Cahors in the direction of Mont St Cyr where there is a public park with outstanding views overlooking the town and river.

For the children: Look out for the tourist train for a fun and easy tour of the town.  Better still, take the train from Cahors along the valley to St Cirq-Lapopie. The railway winds its way along the sides of the river and offers wonderful views.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Lot et Garonne: