Because both its architecture and its history make this village a one-off in the landscape of the Lot, Capdenac-le-Haut entered the charmed circle of the Most Beautiful Villages in France in June 2010.
On the trail of Caesar
Only 4 kms from Figeac, this village in which every stone exhales a breath of the Middle Ages was once the oppidum (hill fort) which was the scene of Caesar's final battle against the Gauls.
A keep and ramparts
Capdenac ? A keep, ramparts, troglodytic fountains… and that unique feel of a Gallo-Roman fortress which captured Prosper Mérimée's heart. « One of the most beautiful sites in France » said he, even then. All this 110 metres above the river !
Look up !
The roofs are magnificent ! Three types of material and three colours make up the village roofs. Flat tiles, lauzes (stone slabs) and pantiles.