Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Cahors and its surroundings
Cahors has a long history and offers many sites and activities for your stay. The Valentré Bridge, which has become the symbol of the city, is 4km south of the Campanile Cahors Hotel, on the Lot River. Built in the 14th century, the Gothic structure has six arches and three towers and is enshrined in local legend. The Cahors Cathedral is also worth visiting. Located in the city centre, 5km from the hotel, it blends Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. It features a cloister and two Byzantine-style domes, one of which is covered in 14th-century frescoes. The cathedral is connected to the St. Gaubert Chapel, known for its Italian Renaissance paintings. The Chapel also houses a religious art museum. The remains of a Roman amphitheatre were recently discovered underneath Gambetta Square in the city centre, just 3.5km from the Campanile Cahors Hotel. The site contains a large aqueduct, public baths, a theatre and a temple. Wine lovers can visit vineyards in the areas surrounding Cahors, Cahors , such as Chateau de Bellecoste, Chateau Vincens, Domaine de Lavaur, Chai Saint Etienne, Chateau Fages, Chateau Saint Sernin and Domaine d'Homs. Growers in the region produce a protected-label red wine variety which bears the name of Cahors. Cahors .