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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the *Lot department, Occitanie. Its position on a steep cliff 100m above the river, originally selected for defence, has helped make the town one of the most popular tourist destinations in the department, and the entire town is almost a museum.

After being ‘discovered’ by the Post-Impressionist Henri Martin it became popular with other artists and the home of the writer André Breton. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is 30 km east of Cahors, in the regional natural park Parc naturel régional des Causses du Quercy (map).

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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is on the French pilgrimage route, *Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago). Coming from Cabrerets pilgrims would pass through and then continue to Cahors.

Occitanie. This is a land of stark contrasts; whether it’s the canal du Midi making its shady journey from rose city Toulouse along the sun-drenched Languedoc plain to the Mediterranean sea, the towering majesty of the Pyrenees, or the wild beauty of the Cévennes, the landscape, climate and atmosphere are never the same from place to place.

The charm of Occitanie is captured in hundreds of villages, each with a unique character. Predominantly a wine-growing region, this is in fact the most productive viticultural area in France; expect to see many hectares of vineyard stretching ahead of you! Many villages are famous for excellent individual wines.


Public transport.

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By bus, from Cahors train station. The bus drops you in Bouziès where starts a wander and the towpath along the Lot river (1 hour-long by foot) to Saint-Cirq Lapopie, or the bus can drop you at the beach under the village near Tour-de-Faure. Then 2 minutes separate you from Saint-Cirq Lapopie.

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180901 Silence ça pousse St Cirq Lapopie.

Superlatives accumulate about Saint-Cirq Lapopie and each visitor is ready to confirm and outbid. Saint-Cirq Lapopie collects titles, labels and tributes:

  • Most Beautiful Village in France since 1982;
  • 1st favorite village of the French elected in 2012 in the program of Stéphane Bern.
  • Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées in 2010, then part of the Grand Site of Occitanie Cahors – Lot Valley.
  • Elected French favorite village of Japanese travel agencies (with Riquewhir) in 2016.

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