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Visit Cahors: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Cahors is situated in the Lot department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Lot department (general information: Cahors is 495 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Cahors

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

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!

Popular places to visit nearby include Albas at 16 km and Cabrerets at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cahors, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot

Map of places to visit near Cahors


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

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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