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Pont Valentré in Cahors

Cahors – Pont Valentre – Lot Valley – Quercy

Cahors the former capital of the historical Quercy, a picturesque city in the lot Valley made famous for its impressive fortified bridge Pont Valentré

Pech Merle Cave - Neolithic Mother-Goddess

Pech Merle Cave – Negative Hands – Quercy

Pech Merle, original prehistoric cave still open to the public, 30000 year old wall paintings and rare representations of negative hands and human beings

Souillac sur Dordogne – Historical Quercy

Souillac sur Dordogne – Historical Quercy

Souillac sur Dordogne is located in the historical Quercy and department of Lot, and developed around the 12th century Benedictine Abbaye Sainte-Marie

Saint Cirq Lapopie - Medieval houses and church

Saint Cirq Lapopie – Lot Valley – Quercy

Saint Cirq Lapopie, known as Pearl of the Lot Valley, perched on a rocky spur overlooking the Lot River and ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France

St Pierre Toirac Church - Merovingian necropolis

St Pierre Toirac Church – Lot Valley – Quercy

St Pierre Toirac Church in the Lot Valley in Quercy, one of the finest examples of a combination of Military, Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles

Ingredients for Aligot

Aligot d’Aubrac – Recipe – History – Aveyron

Aligot d’Aubrac, discover the recipe and the legend of this culinary specialty from Aveyron prepared with mashed potatoes, Laguiole cheese, cream and garlic

Farm track in Aubrac

Aubrac Region – Monts d’Aubrac in Aveyron

Monts d’Aubrac in Northern Aveyron, a region renown for its Laguiole knives and Aubrac cows whose milk enter in the production of Aligot and Laguiole cheese

Belmont sur Rance - Collegiate Church - Detail Gothic Flamboyant roof

Belmont sur Rance – Notre Dame du Seriguet

The town of Belmont sur Rance in Aveyron boasts a superb Flamboyant Gothic Collegiate Church, the only remaining building of an abbey founded in 942

Brousse le Chateau - Fortified church

Brousse le Chateau – Raspes du Tarn – Aveyron

Brousse le Chateau in Aveyron, a medieval fortress and a walled village located in the Raspes du Tarn and ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France

Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux

Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux – Causse Noir – Aveyron

Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux in the Causse Noir in Aveyron, 120 hectares of rock formations carved by water erosion that resemble an ancient ruined city

Chateau de Montaigut and Rougier de Camares

Chateau de Montaigut – Rougiers de Camares

Chateau de Montaigut, a medieval fortress that commanded the Rougier de Camares and Dourdou Valley and defended the town of St-Affrique in Southern Aveyron

Knights Templar in Aveyron - Templar Cross in la Couvertoirade Cemetery

Knights Templar – Causse du Larzac – Aveyron

The Order of the Knights Templar founded five Commanderies in Aveyron during the Crusades and introduced sheep rearing in the Causse du Larzac

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

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

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

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

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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