Five reasons to come to us

View from the terrace, guest house, medieval village of Saint Cirq Lapopie.

The medieval village of St-Cirq Lapopie



Close to Cahors, Saint-Cirq Lapopie, elected 1st Favourite Village of the French in 2012, offers the visitor the richness of its history and its exceptional view.
Just take the road, which winds between the river Lot and the cliffs, and the pleasure of discovery begins. Sometimes deer or squirrels will try to accompany your walk.

The artists



Artists too have understood the site's inspirational power, since 24,000 years ago, when they drew their works on the walls of the Pech Merle cave a few kilometres away, right up to the present day, when a dozen or so of them have chosen to live in the village all year round, Saint-Cirq Lapopie continues to seduce them.

Along the river or along the road



You will discover the locks which make navigation possible and so pleasant, you will cross the small typical villages and sometimes troglodytes like Cabrerets and especially, know, at the time of a photographic pause, to observe the "castles of the English", nested in the cliff (with Vers or Bouziès for example), hardly visible, but which occupied a strategic point of view to warn of the arrival of the enemies of the moment.Lastly, Saint-Cirq Lapopie offers itself to you, with its imposing church, installed on its rock said to be "in the shape of a teat" (the popa in Occitan) and which gives part of its name to the village.
Thecruises on the Lot with commentary and walksby the day or by the week.
View of the surroundings of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Chambre d'hôtes.

At the heart of the nature



Around Saint-Cirq Lapopie, there are many opportunities for varied discovery:
  • the numerous hikes between cazelles and low stone walls.
  • the Regional Natural Park of the Causses du Quercy which offers a wide range of activities to bring you to the heart of this magical nature.
What to do in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, canoeing.

Sports and leisure activities



Autour de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, les occasions de découverte variées sont nombreuses : 
  • les activités sportives et de loisirs telles que canoë, escalade, spéléologie, équitation, etc.