Visit Puy-l'Eveque (Midi-Pyrenees, France)
Puy l'Eveque is a pretty village in the Lot Valley to the east of Fumel and west of Cahors. It is a quiet place (although Puy l'Eveque is much busier during the summer months) with a great deal to commend it to visitors.
Exploring Puy l'Eveque
Most visits will star at the tourist office in Grand Rue, and in the streets betwen here and the river. The town sits on a steep slope above the river, with narrow lanes winding betwen the ancient houses and lots of small courtyards, many of which have a particular feature that will catch your attention such a small fountain, a medieval house with a tower or a traditional raised balcony.
These lanes soon lead you down to the riverside in Puy l'Eveque. Before going back up the hill be sure to cross the (modern) bridge and follow the steps down to the right at the end of the bridge. This is where all the 'famous' pictures of the town are taken from, and is much the best view of historic Puy l'Eveque as a whole.
Among the individual buildings of interest are the Convent of the Capucins, the 14th century Chateau de Lychairie and the Saint Michel Chapel.
Towards the north of the town is the market square, Place de la Truffiere. The market is held in the square in front of the town hall, and there is a 13th century tower here as well.
A couple of hundred metres to the west of the market place, continue through the Place Docteur Demeaux and its ancient fountain to reach an interesting church: the Church of Saint Sauveur is a 14th century fortified church with an attractive entrance.
Also above Puy l'Eveque you can see the remains of the town fortifications including the donjon and a part of a ancient castle.
There is a marked path that will help you make the most of your visit by highlighting the importance of individual houses and features. Ask for details in the Puy l'Eveque tourist office.
The church at Martignac, very close to Puy l'Eveque, has some brightly coloured medieval frescoes that are well worth seeing.
One of our favourite castles in France, Bonaguil Castle, is to the west of Puy l'Eveque.
Photos of Puy-l'Eveque
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Address: Puy-l'Évêque, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, 46700 || GPS: latitude 44.5056, longitude 1.13889
Map of Puy-l'Eveque & places nearby
Highlights close by
Chateau de Bonaguil 11km
Chateau de Fumel 13km
Tournon d'Agenais 16km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Puy-l'Eveque, France
- Jardin de la Daille - remarkable garden (23km)
- Cahors Pont-Valentré (monuments on French pilgrim routes) - heritage site (24km)
- Cahors - secteur sauvegarde (25km)
- Jardins secrets de Cahors - remarkable garden (25km)
- Cahors cathédrale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) - heritage site (25km)
- Monpazier - secteur sauvegarde (27km)
- Jardin du Pèlerin - remarkable garden (28km)
- Lauzerte - most beautiful village (28km)
- Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) - religious monument (28km)
- Monflanquin - most beautiful village (30km)
Market days in Puy-l'Eveque: Regular market(s) are held in Puy-l'Eveque each Tuesday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Puy-l'Eveque (Francais)