Cahors, heritage, art and culture… and wine !
The capital of the Lot, Cahors, combines southern atmosphere, legacy and cultural wealths, for the great happiness of art and history passionates.
The town lived through several fightings, ravages but also prosperous periods, that impart it today an atypical architecture, with antique, medieval, Renaissance and contemporary styles. Religion has always be present here and its most beautiful representation is the Cathedral Saint Etienne. If the entrance porch doesn’t make you want to get into it, go ahead ; you will be stunned by its inside architecture and its beautiful Gothic style cloister.
Cahors is also the Valentré bridge. Historic Monument, it has been on UNESCO World Heritage list since 1998, and it’s the fabulous witness of the medieval period. With a 172 meters length, it has 8 arches and 3 towers.
Finally, Cahors is also wine, and very good wine as Malbec, exceptional one of the region. If you want to discover this millenary vineyard, don’t hesitate to contact one of its wine-growers to visit its domain.
In the Cahors town, numerous visits are proposed ; on foot, classic or thematic, by little train, by horse-drawn carriage or by shift. Don’t hesitate to visit the website of the town that will give you all these information.
We visited it for you !
When we think about Cahors, it’s not certainly the town that impress us firstly. And yet ! It contains lot of architectural wealths that you won’t get tired of visiting it. Enter in the town and let you engulf with the charm of its little streets, with its secret gardens, its bric-a-brac traders or art craftsmen, and especially with the Valentré bridge, real symbol of the town.