LES ETOILES DU QUERCY

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46230 CREMPS

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COME TO DISCOVER THE REGION

Lalbenque, Chief Town of the Canton, south of Causse de Limogne, on the border of at 9 km from Cremps.

 Several dolmens indicate that the country was inhabited from prehistoric times. In the Gallo-Roman period, an important road crossed the country. Merovingian sepultures have been discovered there. In the Middle Ages, the priory of Lalbenque depended on the abbey of Marcilhac.

 

The production of black truffles from the Quercy, the truffle market (every Tuesday from December to March), the ranking at the Taste Site, contribute to the reputation of Lalbenque.

 

In the meantime, Its heritage is rich: Saint-Quirin church (listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments) and its magnificent altarpiece, Saint-Hilaire church, chapels of Pailllas and Balach, its numerous castels and gariottes, its dovecotes, crosses crossroads . Several hiking trails crisscross its territory. In the meantime,

CAHORS, Prefecture of Lot, 18 km from Cremps

To come to Cahors, it is the opportunity to visit a millenary city. Its narrow streets and monuments bear witness to its history, from the Gallo-Roman period to the medieval period.

 

The visit of the Saint-Etienne Cathedral, the Pont Valentré and the vestiges of the Gallo-Roman Amphitheater are therefore unavoidable!

Nearby are visits to the Lot valley and the Cahors vineyards, the cliffs of Bouziès, the medieval village of Saint-Cirq Lapopie, the prehistoric cave of Pech-Merle and the Plage aux Ptérosaures. .

 

Just like the more distant visits in the Lot de Figeac, Gourdon, Rocamadour and the Padirac gulf, the Quercy Blanc with Montcuq, or less than 2 hours drive from Sarlat in the Périgord Noir in the Dordogne, Saint-Antonin Noble Val in the Tarn-et-Garonne, Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac in the Aveyron ...

 

In short, enough to spend a stay rich in discoveries and emotions!

St CIRQ LAPOPIE, a classified medieval village, at 16 km from Cremps

 

​The medieval village of Saint-Cirq Lapopie, with 13 historic monuments, is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Located on a cliff 100 meters above the Lot, Saint-Cirq Lapopie is one of the major sites of the Lot valley.

 

Chief town of one of the three viscounts of Quercy, Saint-Cirq Lapopie was divided in the Middle Ages between several feudal dynasties including the dominant families of Lapopie, Gourdon and Cardaillac.

 

As a result, several castles and fortified houses formed the seigniorial fort and dominated the village. Below the fort, the streets of the village, closed by fortified gates, have preserved many old houses whose stone facades or timber frames were built between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.

 

Narrow, they are characterized by their roofs of flat tiles, with steep slopes. In the meantime, The streets, where arcades of stalls open, preserve the memory of the craft activities that made the wealth of Saint-Cirq. Peaussiers in the Rue de la Pélissaria, boilermakers in the Rue de la Peyrolerie, and above all wood turners or roubinetaïres, whose workshops produced molds with buttons, bowls, goblets and cooperage taps.

DISCOVERING OF THE  LOT

AN EXCEPTIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE
 
Cahors : 18 km
Saint Cirq Lapopie - 16 km
Montcuq  : 47 km
Figeac : 55 km
Rocamadour : 82 km
Sarlat La Caneda : 82 km

ACTIVITIES IN THE REGION

Fluvial cruises on the Lot

Ballads in Montgolfière

Walks in velos

Canoeing

Discovering of the most beautitul  French villages

Hiking (Way of Saint James of Compostela)

Climbing

GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES
 
Black Truffe of the Quercy
Nut of the Quercy
 Melon of the Quercy
Cabecou (goat cheese)
Wines of Cahors
Duck Foie Gras
Roquefort (cheese) pie

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