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Cahors Office de tourisme
Place Francois Mitterand Cahors

Tel:+33 (0)5 65 53 20 65
Fax:+33 (0)5 65 53 20 74

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Cahors is the home of truffles, goat's cheese, confit de canard (duck conserve) and dark, potent Cahors wine which has been produced here since Roman times.  The Saturday market is the best place to sample some of this wonderful cuisine and also get a feel for the laid-back atmosphere of the town itself.

Cahors is situated on the river Lot and surrounded by hills.  Its famous landmark is the Pont Valentre, an impressive medieval bridge with seven pointed arches that span the river.  Apparently this bridge is one of the most photographed sights in France.  

Cahors is a perfect base for exploring Quercy with its vineyards, medieval villages, castles and the spectacular limestone cliffs that flank the rivers Lot and Cele.

What to See - Cahors Attractions

Centrale de Reservation Loisirs Accueil, Place Francois Mitterand, Cahors 46000
the best way to see Quercy's villages and limestone cliffs
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 65 53 20 90

Les Docks
430 allees des Soupirs, Cahors 46000
cultural centre for local theatre & concerts
| Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 65 22 36 38

Organised excursions
Centrale de Reservation Loisirs Accueil, Place Francois Mitterand, Cahors 46000
canoeing, riding, canal boats, cookery lessons, hiking around Cahors
| Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 65 53 20 90

Mont St-Cyr
begin nr southern end of Pont Louis-Philippe, Cahors 46000
you'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the area if you climb to the top of this mount

Gouffre de Padirac
N of Gramat, Gouffre de Padirac 46500
discover the underground rivers and chambers of this spectacular cave
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 65 33 64 56

Parc Naturel des Causses
Rue Petite, BP 10,, Labastide Murat 46240
exceptional natural beauty for walking, cycling, riding……..
| Tel: +33 (0)5 65 24 20 50

Musee de la Resistance
Place General de Gaulle, Cahors 46000
portrays the French Resistance movement and the fight against Nazi Germany
| Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 65 22 14 25

Musee Henri Martin
Musee Municipal, 792 rue Emile Zola, Cahors 46000
art by the Cahors painter Henri Martin + archaeological pieces
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sept | Tel: +33 (0)5 65 30 15 13

Cloitre et chapelle St-Gausbert
accessible from Cathedrale St-Etienne's choir, Cahors 46000
gothic style cloister and chapel
| Opening Times: Jue-Sept

Cathedrale St-Etienne
Place de la Cathedrale, Cahors 46000
an impressive cathedral that dates back to 1119 with a melange of Gothic and Romanesque architecture