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Gothic abbey church of St. Pierre in Marcilhac sur Cele

Marcilhac sur Cele – St. Pierre Abbey – Lot

Saint-Pierre Church is all that is left of the once influential abbey which was located in the village of Marcilhac sur Cele in the Célé Valley

Villeneuve d'Aveyron

Villeneuve d’Aveyron Bastide

Visiting Villeneuve d’Aveyron and its surroundings, a bastide or fortified town built by Raymont VII, Count of Toulouse in the early 13th century

Blanc Brothers Letters

Blanc Brothers Letters during World War I

The Blanc Brothers Letters, the testimony and struggle of two brothers who died on the battlefield in 1917, were discovered in a farm’s attic of Quercy

Flowers display by Eglise St. Martin in Caniac du Causse

Caniac du Causse – Causse de Gramat – Quercy

Caniac du Causse in Causse de Gramat in Quercy, one of the oldest inhabited sites of the area as attested by the various findings dating from the Bronze Age

Quercy house

Quercy – Causses de Quercy – Quercy Blanc

The historical Quercy is part of the Midi-Pyrénées Region and consists of a series of limestone plateaus or Causses in Haut Quercy and plains in Bas Quercy

Rocamadour episcopal city

Rocamadour – Shrine – Black Madonna – Quercy

The episcopal city of Rocamadour in Quercy, St-Sauveur Basilica and St-Amadour Crypt, listed as World Heritage Sites under the label Chemins de Compostelle

Padirac chasm

Padirac Cave – Gouffre de Padirac – Quercy

The Gouffre de Padirac in Quercy is considered one of the major French geological curiosities and is ranked as first underground Heritage Site of France

Lot Valley

Lot Valley – Capdenac to Cahors – Quercy

Discover picturesque villages and castles along the panoramic route D662 which follows a section of the Lot Valley between the cities of Figeac and Cahors

Champollion Museum in Figeac

Figeac – Bastide – Ville d’Histoire – Quercy

The bastide of Figeac in Quercy, the birthplace of Champollion is listed as City of Art and History and ranked among the 18 Great Sites of Midi-Pyrénées

Chateau de Larroque Toirac

Chateau de Larroque Toirac – Lot Valley – Quercy

Chateau de Larroque Toirac in the Lot Valley in Quercy, a semi troglodyte medieval castle built against the cliff and listed as a historical monument

Sainte Eulalie d'Espagnac in the Cele Valley

Cele Valley – Lot Department – Quercy Region

Historical sites in Quercy along the panoramic D41 which follows the Cele Valley known as Val Paradis – Paradise Valley between Ceint-d’Eau and Conduché

Capdenac le Haut - Porte de Gergovie

Capdenac le Haut – Uxellodunum Stronghold

The fortified village of Capdenac le Haut is believed to be Uxellodunum, the last Gaulish stronghold Julius Caesar seized during his conquest of Gaul

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Chateau de Montal - Renaissance facades and seen from the formal garden

April 30 2019

Chateau de Montal, a Renaissance masterpiece in Quercy

Chateau de Montal, a Renaissance masterpiece built by a woman and returned to its past grandeur by the industrialist and patron of the arts Maurice Fenaille
Dolmen de Martignes in Beduer - Lot

April 26 2019

Dolmen de Martignes and Cloup de Coutze

Dolmen de Martignes and Dolmen du Cloup of Coutze, the most famous of the 12 dolmens listed in Beduer, a village of Quercy along St. James Way
Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur- Emeral waters of the resurgence of the river Ouysse

April 23 2019

Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur – Ouysse River’s resurgence

The Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur is a basin of emerald water nestled in the lush greenery where the river Ouysse resurfaces near the village of Calès in the Lot
Chateau des Anglais, also known as Chateau Fort de La Roque d'Autoire

April 19 2019

Chateau des Anglais or Chateau Fort de La Roque d’Autoire

Chateau des Anglais - Chateau Fort de La Roque d’Autoire, the troglodyte fort the lords of Turenne built at the border of the Auvergne and Toulouse counties
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