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Culture and Museums

The Lot department's unique cultural heritage makes it a favourite destination for holiday-makers with a passion for culture. With its relics from Gallo-Roman times, memorial sites of the Hundred Years' War and medieval manors of important merchants, this is where history is at its most fascinating! Why not experience this first-hand and go for a stroll through the bustling, narrow streets of Cahors and Figeac, which have both been designated villes d'art et d'histoire, towns of art and history?

History is at its most magical in villages such as the amazing St-Cirq-Lapopie or Rocamadour, both of which are considered to be among the most beautiful in France.

The impressive Padirac Chasm or the caves of Pech Merle or Cougnac with their cave paintings conjure up images of humanity in the prehistoric age, rendering history timeless.

Thanks to the many sights it has to offer, the region is ideal for people with a passion for archaeology. Come and admire the region's many citadels, fortresses and castles such as Bonaguil! Abbeys (e.g. Moissac), fortified towns and windmills (e.g. Castelnau-Montratier) are waiting to be explored. The cathedral of Cahors is a real must-see attraction!

Cordes-sur-Ciel, a gem among France's fortified towns, Conques, Toulouse, known as the ville rose ("Pink City"), Albi (Musée Toulouse Lautrec), Montauban (Musée Ingres), and Figeac (Musée Champollion), as well as the Lot valley and Tarn gorges are also always worth a visit.

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