Culture and heritage of the Lot in Occitanie

DISCOVER THE EMBLEMATIC PLACES OF QUERCY

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Lot

ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE TOURIST EXPERIENCE IN OUR REGION

Discover the hidden historical, cultural and architectural treasures of our region of south-west France, rich in heritage and tradition. The Lot valley is famous for its magnificent scenery, but it also offers an impressive wealth of culture. From medieval castles and prehistoric sites to local culinary and craft traditions. It’s an ideal destination for lovers of culture and history.

There are many tourist activities available to help you discover the Lot’s cultural heritage. Here we present some of the region’s most remarkable tourist sites, such as the medieval villages of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Rocamadour, the Pech Merle caves, and many more. Get ready to be surprised by the rich culture and heritage of the Lot on your next holiday!

Cahors and the Pont Valentré

The Pont Valentré is one of the most emblematic historic monuments in Cahors and the Lot, offering panoramic views over the city and the river. Situated on the River Lot, this 6-arched stone bridge was built in the 14th century and is considered a masterpiece of medieval architecture. It is famous for its three fortified towers, which rise majestically above the bridge. Discover its legend for yourself or on a guided tour!

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: most beautiful village in France

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a medieval village perched on a hill above the River Lot in the Lot department. It is listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France” and is known for its medieval architecture, cobbled streets and hanging gardens. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors seeking an authentic and historic experience of the region.

Rocamadour: a medieval town in the Lot

Rocamadour is a medieval village perched on a cliff in the Lot department of France. It is classified as one of the “Grands Sites de Midi-Pyrénées” and is also famous for its medieval architecture, cobbled streets and religious shrines. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors looking to discover the history and culture of the region.