Recently, the Midi-Pyrénées Region has designated certain places as "Grands Sites". These are what you might call the brighest stars amongst the many that shine in the region's galaxy.
The ravishing Dordogne Valley, bursting with natural wonders, never fails to enchant travellers. Now it’s your turn to follow the Dordogne Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Midi-Pyrenees region.
Chief city of the Lot, Cahors lies in a meander of the river as it has for about 2000 years since the Romans founded it.
Figeac, a "Town of Art and History", is more than worthy of this status, only awarded to places with an exceptionnally rich architectural/historical heritage.
For nearly a thousand years, the narrow, lonely canyon of the Alzou has been home to a cluster of buildings clinging to the rock half way up the sheer cliffs.