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.

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Information : Saint-Cirq-Lapopie Pech Merle Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 65 31 31 31

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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


  • By the waterside : The river Lot
  • Castles and ramparts : Saint-Cirq-Lapopie castle
  • Gastronomy : Foie gras
  • Panoramas : View of the Lot Valley and the Causse du Quercy limestone plateau
  • Wine : Quercy wines