ahors presents an attractive day trip or detour with its medieval center and surrounding vineyards. Take a themed walk or quiet donkey cart ride and let the historic Valentré 'devil's' bridge tell its classic Faustian tale. Explore the architecture, secret gardens and St. Etienne cathedral in the old town. Or hop on a bus and explore the vineyards, chateaux and villages along the river Lot.
Cahors was the capital of pre-revolution Quercy and now of the Lot département. Founded by the Romans, Nostradamus studied here, and while in Cahors make sure you sample some of the famous 'black wines of Cahors', you will be drinking history. Produced from Malbec grapes grown along the river Lot since Roman times, it made its way to the court of the Russian Czars.