Description: So many villages in this area are described as “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” but St Cirq-Lapopie is demanding of even more compliments. A village perché, it has an excellent position overlooking the river Lot. There are some lovely shops and restaurants and the village is not overly commercialised, nor is it overrun by tourists.

Location: 30km east of Cahors on the D40, on the south bank of the river Lot.
General Info: French only website of the tourist office:

Our recommendations: There are some pleasant walks alongside the river starting from the village – details from the tourist office.

For the children: There is a nice children’s play area beside the river below the town.


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