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Things to do in Cahors

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The top 18 attractions in Cahors

Rivers in Cahors
Pont Valentré
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Valentré Bridge is one of the most spectacular sights I've seen in my life and the best I saw in the South of France. The bridge is a little out of the way and takes some finding but it is also another way to see the island. Valentré Bridge, crosses the River Lot west of Cahors, a river that throughout the day you can go by boat. I really recommend this boat trip for visitors. The bridge has three fortified towers with arches impassable. You really feel as if you were in the Middle Ages, if you climb the stairs to the bridge has to soar higher and have more spectacular views of the river and Cahors. One tip I will give you to see Cahors is to access by car, take the main road and more great because there is one that is really very serpentine with many cliffs and very close but I must also say that it has its charm to go inside a lush forest. Moreover, there are picnic areas around the bridge where you can sit and admire the bridge. If you go to Toulouse, is a highly recommended getaway for a morning or an afternoon.
Museums in Cahors
Cabazat
The Cabazat is the former pumping station linked to Cahors Valentré Bridge. Converted into a museum, this it features exhibits on its history, its construction and its function in the city. The Cabazat is a mine of information about the history of Cahors and the surrounding area. There is also a cafe on the terrace where you can admire the grandeur Valentré Bridge Bridge.
Cathedrals in Cahors
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Gardens in Cahors
Parc Tassart
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Between Cahors and a neighboring town, the Tassart Albert Park extends over 1 hectare. It is a lovely area with children's playgrounds, a pool, and sculptures among the different paths. A place of rest, open from 8 to 8 in summer, or 8 to 5:50 in winter. A good place to go for a stroll, before moving on to Cahors.
Of Touristic Interest in Cahors
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Squares in Cahors
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Viewpoints in Cahors
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Historical Monuments in Cahors
Horloge Monumentale
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This imposing monument stands in the middle of a roundabout, and was built by the sculptor Michel Zacharrou in 1997. It's interesting to spend a few minutes to observe the mechanism of this unusual work.
Squares in Cahors
Place Saint-James
St. James's Place, located in the old town of Cahors, is a pleasant place to stop for a moment and enjoy the scent of the spices. This was once a marketplace for the most powerful merchants in Europe, who bought spices in the Middle East and sold them at this site before they were taken to England. Spices were extremely valuable for their flavouring and preserving abilities.
Museums in Cahors
Musee Henri Martin
The Museum of Cahors, established in 1833, is open every day, from 11h to 18h (except Tuesday), and holidays, from 14h to 18h. It has hosted temporary exhibitions since 1936. There's also a permanent exhibit with about 1,500 objects and documents related to archeology, non-European Ethnography, History, Art Histor,y and Contemporary Art. I recommend a visit. A reduced ticket is 1.50 - a very affordable price.
Viewpoints in Cahors
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Streets in Cahors
Rue Donadieu
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Inside Cahors, perpendicular to the street Victor Hugo, this path will lead you to the banks of the Lot.
Gardens in Cahors
Palaces in Cahors
Gardens in Cahors
Markets in Cahors
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Of Touristic Interest in Cahors
Churches in Cahors
Eglise Saint-Barthelemy
In addition to the cathedral of Saint Etienne in Cahors, you must also visit the Church of St. Barthelemy. The rectangular bell tower of the church is incredible to see, with it's dozens of windows and porch.
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The best things to do in Cahors

The town of Cahors is a French commune in the Midi-Pyrenees. The main stuff to do in Cahors revolve around its enviable natural environment, the varied leisure activities and the wonderful architectural heritage throughout the city. To begin the visit, you should start a little out of downtown at one of the
most popular
things to see in Cahors, the Valentré Bridge. The Valentré Bridge crosses the Lot River to the west of Cahors, a mighty river which you can explore by boat during the day, which is one of the highly recommended
Cahors activities. On the bridge there are three
noteworthy,
impassable, fortified towers with
arches.
You really feel like you're back in the Middle Ages. It really is one of the most important attractions in Cahors. The visit to the El Cabazat is the next visit to the historic buildings of the city. The Cabazat is the former pumping station linked to Cahors Valentré Bridge. The visit should not be missing among the things to do in Cahors today. But undoubtedly the best
Cahors attractions
are its natural landscapes, with urban parks cared for down to the smallest detail. Tassart Albert Park is a little
out of town, but worth the visit. Among the religious buildings, the Cathedral
of St. Etienne de Cahors is one of the top places to visit in Cahors. Other things to do in
Cahors include
visiting the
Museum Henri Martin, the
market and the Square
of Spices. Check on minube for more on what to do in
Cahors, and come enjoy this
wonderful French city!