La Clef des Vignes

Cahors

Cahors is the largest town in the region and is the historic capital of Quercy. Lying in a meander of the river, surrounded by rugged cliffs and the arid heights of the limestone plateau, the city boasts some fantastic heritage notably from the Antiquity and Middle Ages (historic centre with narrow streets and beautiful residences, Saint-Étienne cathedral and the famous Valentré bridge, listed a world heritage site by Unesco, the city’s emblem). This typical southern town is a major tourist town famous for its vineyards and gastronomy (truffles, foie gras) and is classed as « Town of Art and History ».