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Gourdon

The city with medieval accents

"Plus Beau Détour de France" and neighbor of the Perigord, its hillsides extend to the banks of the Dordogne

Gourdon has kept a strong medieval identity : fortified doors, half-timbered houses, narrow streets winding up to the esplanade of the old castle… There, at the top of the hill, the hilly landscapes announcing the Périgord. Of the castle and the 17th century ramparts, only the circular shape of the promenades remains. The rue du Majou, the Maison du Sénéchal which houses craft exhibitions during the summer, the 17th century Town Hall, the Saint-Pierre Church, the Maison Cavaignac… are all opportunities for discovery.

The 3rd city of the Lot

Today, Gourdon, which became a sub-prefecture at the turn of the 19th century, is the third largest town in the Lot and has been awarded the label “Plus Beau Détours de France”.

At the market, on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, you can discover the products and specialties of the region: truffles and foie gras, duck confit and duck breast, leg of Causse, ceps, honey, chestnuts, walnut cake, goat cheese (Rocamadour PDO cheese), not to mention Cahors’ wine.

Every summer, on Thursday mornings, authenticity and naturalness are also at the rendezvous of the tasty farmer’s market which takes place on the Place St Pierre.

Medieval walk

Here everything invites you to a medieval stroll, especially during the medieval festivals which take place at the beginning of August, with the sound of swords and some troubadours’ songs.

Gourdon is also the pleasure off strolling through the thematic gardens located in the heart of the medieval district of the city.

Don’t hesitate to discover Gourdon in a different way thanks to the “Sensorial Visits”. An original and playful way to discover the city.

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