Cahors tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Best known for the famous Pont Valentre bridge, Cahors is a lively town which also has a small historic centre

Cahors is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cahors. For detailed visitor information see the Cahors travel guide.

Attractions in Cahors

Pont Valentré in Cahors is an impressive fortified bridge from the middle ages: Pont Valentré

The cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Cahors is an unusual 12th century cathedral which has two domes and a roman style entrance among its features: Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

The secret gardens of Cahors are charming and following the garden route is a great way to see the sights of Cahors.: Cahors gardens

Tourist classifications for Cahors include "secteur sauvegarde", "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Cahors is as a tourist destination!

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cahors in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne at 0 km and Pont Valentré at 1 km.

Cahors, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Cahors gardens

Cahors gardens

Garden less than one km (direction east-north-east)

The secret gardens of Cahors are charming and following the garden route...

See Cahors gardens guide
Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cathedral less than one km (direction east)

The cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Cahors is an unusual 12th century cathedral...

See Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne guide
Pont Valentré

Pont Valentré

Bridge less than one km (direction west-south-west)

Pont Valentré in Cahors is an impressive fortified bridge from the middle...

See Pont Valentré guide


at 16 km (direction west)

Albas, a village on the Lot river, has a renowned wine festival...

See Albas guide
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at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

Cabrerets is a pretty village on the Célé river best known for...

See Cabrerets guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east)

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is certainly among the most beautiful villages in France, with its...

See Saint-Cirq-Lapopie guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Castelnau-Montratier is a historic village with an imposing church and central square...

See Castelnau-Montratier guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Montcuq is a pleasant small town with a big church in the...

See Montcuq guide


at 23 km (direction south), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Montpezat-de-Quercy village has a lovely centre with arcaded houses and a 14th...

See Montpezat-de-Quercy guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

Puy-l'Eveque is one of the most picturesque, and most visited, of the...

See Puy-l'Eveque guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

Marminiac is a small village with a church, traditional market hall and...

See Marminiac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Lauzerte, a small bastide town in a hilltop position, is one of...

See Lauzerte guide


at 32 km (direction east)

The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant place to visit...

See Cajarc guide
Chateau de Bonaguil

Chateau de Bonaguil

Castle at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The medieval Chateau de Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland setting, is one...

See Chateau de Bonaguil guide

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Markets in and near Cahors

Market days in Cahors: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Cahors: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Catus: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Prayssac: market Friday (21km)
  • Montcuq: market Sunday (22km)
  • Montpezat-de-Quercy: market Saturday (23km)
  • Puy-l'Eveque: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (27km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (28km)
  • Caussade: market Monday all day (33km)

More information about Cahors, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Cahors, France

What to do at Cahors? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cahors.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (42km)
  • Assier Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (43km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (43km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Maurin (Saint-Maurin) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (0km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin (32km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (43km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (44km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (45km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (47km)
  • Jardin de Conty (50km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (56km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (59km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (40km)
  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (29km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (42km)

Geography and distances

Cahors is in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Lot department (general information: Cahors is 495 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cahors

Canton: Cahors

Arrondissement: Cahors

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46000

Distance to Cahors

from Cahors (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 495 km

from Calais: 724 km

from Nice: 473 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Cahors from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcambal, Flaujac-Poujols, Lamagdelaine, Laroque-Des-Arcs, Mercues, Pradines and Trespoux-Rassiels.

This page in French: Visiter Cahors


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