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  • 1 Pont Valentré bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pont Valentré F - 46000 Cahors

    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!

  • 2 St-Etienne's Cathedral of Cahors Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place Chapou F - 46000 Cahors

    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..

  • 3 St Gausbert Chapel Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place Chapou F - 46000 Cahors

    Decorated with mural paintings of the 15 and 16 C, this chapel today houses the cathedral treasure separated from it by the cloister.

  • 4 Viewpoint from the Cross Magne Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    D 27 F - 46000 Cahors

    You will find an agreeable view over the Causse, the deep valley of the Lot River, the town of Cahors and the Valentré Bridge.

  • 5 St John's Barbican and tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Barre F - 46000 Cahors

    An elegant guard house which used to protect the Barre gate, the Barbican with St John's Tower, built on a rock looking over the river and today called the « Hanging tower» is one of the last remnants of the Ramparts which used to close off the Lot i..

  • 6 Rue Nationale

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Nationale F - 46000 Cahors

    Badernes is Cahors's shopping district. Rue Nationale is the main thoroughfare and at no116 there is a beautiful 17C door with panels decorated with fruit and vegetables.

  • 7 Rue du Docteur-Bergounioux

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Dr-Bergounioux F - 46000 Cahors

    Note the 16C dwelling at no40, which boasts an attractive Renaissance facade with sculpted casement windows, inspired by the Italian style.

  • 8 Rue Lastié

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Lastié F - 46000 Cahors

    No35 features High Gothic windows. The 14C and 16C house at no117 has retained its original workshop, plus elegant twin Gothic windows at first-floor level. At the end of the street there are pretty, brick and half-timbered houses.

  • 9 Rue St-Urcisse

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Urcisse F - 46000 Cahors

    The street is lined with modest-sized old houses with arcades of shops, gemel windows and half-timbering. Also note St Urcisse Church (late 12C).

  • 10 Pont Cabessut bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pont Cabessut F - 46000 Cahors

    From this bridge, which is also known as Pont-Neuf, there is a beautiful view of Soubirous, the upper district of Cahors: the Tour des Pendus (tower of the hanged), the clock tower of Saint-Barthélémy church as well as the Jean XXII, Château du Roi a..

  • 11 Collège Pélegry tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Château-du-Roi F - 46000 Cahors

    When this college first opened in 1368, it welcomed 13 poor students attending the university. It was one of the most important establishments in Cahors until the 18C. It is crowned by a beautiful 15C hexagonal tower.

  • 12 La Daurade

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Square Olivier-de-Magny F - 46000 Cahors

    You'll see here a number of old dwellings, forming an attractive group : the Dolive house (17 C) the Heretié house (14 and 16 C) and the house called the Bourreau, recognisable by its columned windows (13 C).

  • 13 Château du Roi tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Château-du-Roi F - 46000 Cahors

    The former keep of the Palais de Via presides over the valley. In the 15C it became the residence of the Seneschal du Quercy, and today the site is occupied by a detention house.

  • 14 St Bartholomew's Church

    Religious buildings

    95 rue St-Barthélémy F - 46000 Cahors

    Built in the 13 C in the Soubirous quarter, a higher point in the town (the name derives from the Latin superioribus), the church was built in several stages. It has an attractive rectangular clock tower brick doorway and a vaulted nave in the Langue..

  • 15 Hôtel de Roaldès

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Quai Champollion F - 46000 Cahors

    It is known as Henry IV's house because the King of Navarre is said to have stayed here during the siege of 1580. Built in the late 15C and restored in 1912, it is named after a wealthy family from the Quercy. The north façade, giving onto the square..

  • 16 Rue St-Priest

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Priest F - 46000 Cahors

    This narrow street lined with brick, half-timbered and corbelled houses has retained the appearance of a medieval alley. It leads into place St Priest where there is an attractive exterior wooden Louis XIII staircase at no18.

  • 17 Jean XXII tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Barthélémy F - 46000 Cahors

    The Tour Jean XXII next to Saint-Barthélémy church is the only remains of the palace once occupied by Pierre Duèze, the brother of the Pope Jean (John) XXII. The 34m-high tower with twin windows on five storeys used to be covered in tiles.

  • 18 Musée de Cahors Henri-Martin

    Museums and art

    792 rue Émile-Zola F - 46000 Cahors

    Created in 1833 and located in the former Concordat bishop's palace, the museum displays the work of the Pointillist painter Henri Martin (1860-1943) in a room largely dedicated to the Lot. This collection was considerably expanded in 2012. Quality t..

  • 19 Mt St-Cyr viewpoint

    Nature and gardens

    D 6 F - 46000 Cahors

    From the orientation table there is a lovely view of Cahors and the green artery of boulevard Gambetta that clearly separates the new quarter and the old. The silhouette of Pont Valentré bridge stands in the background.

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