Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is perched on a cliff overlooking a meander of the Lot and is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Surveyed by the fortified church, the houses with their sloping, brown-tiled roofs are a harmonious sight lining the picturesque alleyways. This spot has attracted both artists and writers such as André Breton who used to take up residence in the village in summer.
Must-sees and must-dos
- The castle (contemporary art exhibitions)
- La Fourdonne (village history via archeology and architecture)
- Musée Rignault (contemporary art exhibitions)
- A guided tour of the village