Cahors… the inspiring beauty of the Lot

From Valentré Bridge to Saint-Étienne Cathedral, the Lot ‘s leading town combines a southern ambience with a wealth of historical treasures.

Nestled in a loop of the Lot Valley, Cahors, a city of art and historyfor the pleasure of exploring

Born in the time of Rome, the city of Cahors became a European commercial and financial center in the Middle Ages. Today, this golden age is an intact, delightfully lively old town that’s well worth a visit.

Pont Valentré, the town’s emblem, crosses the river bearing its three fortified towers. You can stroll around on foot, or approach it by boat during a trip on the Lot. The 14th-century Pont Valentré is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is part of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. A legend involving the devil is associated with this bridge, so look up and catch a glimpse!