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Top Choice Modern French in Cahors

L'Ô à la Bouche

Book ahead to get a seat in this small, contemporary restaurant that takes its creative, local cuisine quite seriously. The welcome is warm and the ingredients are the finest the region has to offer.
Top Choice Bridge in Cahors

Pont Valentré

The seven-span Pont Valentré, on the western side of the city, south of the train station, is one of France’s most iconic medieval bridges, built as part of the town’s defences in the 14th century. The parapets proj…
Top Choice Cathedral in Cahors

Cathédrale St-Étienne

The airy nave of Cahors’ Romanesque cathedral, consecrated in 1119, is topped by two cupolas (at 18m wide, the largest in France). Some of the frescoes are from the 14th century, but the side chapels and carvings in…
Top Choice Market in Cahors

Marché Couvert

The city’s main covered market is often simply called Les Halles. There’s a not-to-be-missed open-air market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings around the covered market and on place Jean-Jacques Chapou. Excellent f…
Gastronomy in Cahors

Le Balandre

With chandeliers and stained glass, the deeply traditional family-run restaurant at Grand Hotel Terminus commands a devoted following, especially for its foie gras and confit de canard. Also offers monthly cooking c…
French in Cahors

Au Fil des Douceurs

From locally sourced foods to a superb regional wine list, this elegant but fun restaurant serves excellent – and ever-changing – menus. Dine inside the modern two-level restaurant or outside on the terrace, with a …
Vegetarian in Cahors

Marie Colline

This super-friendly vegetarian cafe is one of Cahors' most popular lunchtime spots. Join the regulars for homemade creations like spinach rolls, sweet potato soup and apple-prune crumble. Popular dishes sell out qui…
Architecture in Cahors

Tour du Pape Jean XXII

The Tour du Pape Jean XXII (closed to the public) is the town’s tallest building at 34m high. It was originally part of a 14th-century mansion belonging to Jacques Duèse (later Pope John XXII), who constructed the P…
French in Cahors

Le Marché

Food sourced from the region stars at this urbane bistro. Puce-and-cream armchairs set the designer tone; the short menu changes with the seasons.
Wine Bar in Cahors

Le Dousil

Stop by this convivial bar à vins to sample a glass of the local Malbec paired with French tapas (snails!) to nibble on.