Things to see and do - Cahors
Unmissable tourist sites
Cahors Travel guide
Cahors : Michelin's recommendations
The former capital of the Cadourques (a Celtic tribe) has chosen the Pont Valentré, a fortified bridge with three towers spanning the River Lot as its emblem. Cahors, a city of art and history, has a remarkably preserved old quarter of narrow lanes and tall houses which bear witness to the town’s medieval history. The capital of the Quercy is a region renowned for its cuisine and has lent its name to a famous wine which has graced the tables of royal courts around Europe for centuries.
Tourist attractions Cahors : Things to see and do
With its three machicolated towers, crenellated parapets and pointed cutwaters alternating with seven pointed arches, this magnificent bridge is a bold and elegant masterpiece of medieval military architecture and has become a symbol for the city!
Decorated with mural paintings of the 15 and 16 C, this chapel today houses the cathedral treasure separated from it by the cloister.
In this region which has been long disrupted by war, it is not surprising that many have dreamed of fortifying the cathedral. But it is above all one of the premier domed churches in Aquitaine - well worth seeing (two domes, 18 and 32 metres in heigh..
Avenue Jean Jaurès F - 46000 Cahors
This modern hotel offering well-equipped and air-conditioned rooms is just a 10-minute walk from Cahors town centre. The friendly staff will be happy to help you 24 hours a day. The area surrounding the Inter-Hotel de France is perfect for hiking, c..
30 Place Saint Maurice F - 46000 Cahors
Le Coin des Halles is set next to the indoor market in Cahors in the city centre, just a 15-minute walk from the train station. You can buy regional produce at the market or explore the town’s cathedral, a 2-minute walk away. The rooms at Le Coin de..
252 avenue Jean Jaurès F - 46000 Cahors
Prix Prices from : 54 €
Located in the centre of Cahors, just 400 metres from the Unesco Site of Pont Valentré, Hôtel Le Valentré offers a 24-hour reception and luggage storage. It is 500 metres from Saint-Etienne Cathedral. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat..
56 allée Fénelon F - 46000 Cahors
At the head of this pleasant restaurant is a foodie couple who travelled to faraway lands and seas before dropping anchor in Cahors. Jean-François concocts gourmet dishes such as: salmon marinated in fennel or wild seabass, pan-fried chard and Lautre..
route de Brive F - 46000 Cahors
Mangers, stone walls, exposed beams, rustic objects... Housed in converted stables, this restaurant is in touch with its glorious bygone days! A fitting backdrop for the chef's cooking, which is by turns classic and regional, such as the magret de ca..
32 avenue André-Breton F - 46000 Cahors
After 23 years in his boat-restaurant floating on the River Lot, the chef of Au Fil des Douceurs has finally returned to dry land and taken up residence in this colourful little house. It is decorated in a contemporary style and faces the magnificent..
27 place Jean-Jacques-Chapou F - 46000 Cahors
A restaurant prized both for its decor - admire the long dining room with stone and plum coloured seating and slate walls - and its inspired contemporary cuisine.
Faubourg St-Georges F - 46000 Cahors
5 avenue Charles-de-Freycinet F - 46000 Cahors
The chef enthusiastically prepares up-to-date dishes, served in an elegant room adorned with stained glass. Magnificent wine list and a simpler lunchtime menu.