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Lagrézette Winery

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Lagrézette is a Cahors emblematic wine. The domain spreads over more then 60ha with the main grape type being "le malbec".
The domain is open for tours and wine tasting every day from 10 :00 AM to 6 :00 PM including Sundays.

Web Site:www.chateau-lagrezette.com
Address:Château de Lagrézette, 46140 Caillac
Phone:05 65 20 07 42

Truffle Day in Lalbenque

Category:Regional Products (Shops) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

From the 1st Tuesday of December until late February / early March, the Tourist Office Lalbenque, in Lot department (some 28km south of Cahors), organizes each Tuesday the Truffle Day.
The program of the day consists of:
10:00: commented slideshow abou the Truffle and the Truffle Market.
14h00: Visit of the Truffle Market (the marketis held each Tuesday also)
15:30: Breakout demos (search for truffles) with dog or pig (weather permitting).
Reservation is required.

Web Site:www.lalbenque.net
Address:Tourist Office Lalbengue, place de la bascule, 46230 - LALBENQUE
Phone:Tél. 05 65 31 50 08

Truffle Festival

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival takes place in Lalbenque on January 28th and 29th 2017.

Web Site:www.truffesnoires-lalbenque.com
Address:46230 Lalbenque, Lot
Phone: 05 65 31 50 08

"Saint-Cirq Lapopie" Lot river cruise

Category:River Cruises Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

A 1 hour and 15 min cruise on the Lot river from town of Bouziès to Saint Cirque Lapopie on Lot river.(One of the most beautiful river cruise in France!)
The town of Bouziès is located some 27km east of Cahors.

Web Site:www.lot-croisieres.com
Address:Le Port de Bouziès, 46330 Lot
Phone:05 65 31 72 25

Lot River Cruises

Category:River Cruises Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Several cruises are offered during the month of May, June, July, August and September starting from Cahors. The cruises allow the discovery of the city of Cahors from a different vue point and also of the Lot River valley.

Web Site:www.bateau-cahors.com
Address:Quai Valentré, Cahors
Phone:

Cheese Festival of Rocamadour

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The cabécou, small cheese from goat's milk , is honored with a festival held on Whit Sunday. The fest features a farmer market, inter-regional competition of farm cheeses etc.
Date: May 15 2016

free thing to do
Web Site:
Address:Rocamadour
Phone:

Hot Air Balloons Festival

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The Hot Air Balloons Festival is held each year at the end of June in the town of Labastide-Marnhac a 10 minutes drive from Cahors
Date: June 24th,25th, 26th 2016

Web Site:www.airenquercy.fr
Address:Labastide-Marnhac, Lot
Phone:06 76 63 42 99

St Cirq Lapopie Medieval Festival

Category:Medieval Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

For four days the medieval village plunges visitors directly into the Middle Ages.
Knights, stonecutters, a medieval camp, falconers, archery, calligraphy, coinage ... invade in the streets of this village perched on a rocky peak, 100 meters above the river Lot.
Date: June 23rd, 24th and 25th 2017

Web Site:www.tourisme-cahors.fr/
Address:Saint-Cirq Lapopie, Lot
Phone:

"Festival Cahors Juin Jardins"

Category:Remarkable Gardens Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

"The June Garden Festival" of Cahors takes place from June 3rd to June 5th 2016.
Cahors and its surroundings has more than forty gardens. The festival features works of visual artists, landscape architects and botanical designers, lectures, a book and plant market.

Web Site:cahorsjuinjardins.blogspot.fr/
Address:Cahors
Phone:05 65 53 20 65

Conques - Music Festival "La Lumière du Roman"

Category:Concerts Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival features sacred music in Conques abbey, intimate recitals and concerts in the village, the village's auditorium or in historic areas of the region.
Date: July 30th to August 10th 2016

Web Site:www.tourisme-conques.fr
Address:Conques
Phone:05 65 72 85 00

Explorers' night at "Gouffre de Padirac"

Category:Others Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The village of Padirac and its famous chasm are located some 50km north of Cahors.
One night during the month of August the Tourism Office organizes the "Explorers' Night" at the chasm.
Reservations mandatory.
Dates: July 22nd and August 20th 2016

Web Site:www.gouffre-de-padirac.com
Address:46500 Padirac
Phone:05 65 33 77 37

Valentré Bridge Nightly Illumination Show

Category:Town/City Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Each summer Cahors invites the tourists and locals alike to watch the night time illumination of the Valentré bridge - an UNESCO listed monument.
The shows start at 10pm nightly.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.mairie-cahors.fr/musee
Address:Valentré Bridge, Cahors
Phone:

"Lot of Saveurs" Gastronomical Festival

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Animations: Michelin starred chefs demonstrations, haut cuisine workshops,cooking competitions etc.
Some animations are free some are paid entrance.
Dates: July 1st to 3rd 2016

Web Site:www.tourisme-cahors.fr
Address:Allées Fénelon, Cahors
Phone:

Quercy Region Wine Festival

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival is held each year in August.
Date: August 6th, 2016 in Montpezat de Quercy.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.vins-coteaux-quercy.fr/fete-du-vin.html
Address:Montpezat de Quercy, Lot
Phone:

Medieval Festival of Gourdon

Category:Medieval Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Knights combats, music, medieval camping, craftsmen, games, shows etc.
August 6th and 7th 2017

Web Site:https://medievalesdegourdon.jimdo.com/
Address:Gourdon en Quercy (46)
Phone:

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The European Hot Air Balloons Meeting at Rocamadour is held the last weekend of September each year, since 1985.

free thing to do
Web Site:rocamadouraerostat.fr
Address:Rocamadour
Phone:06 80 63 32 30

Saffron festival

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Saffron festival takes place in Cajarc from 22 to 23 October 2016 and features a saffron farmers' market and the possibility to visit a saffron farm.

Web Site:www.safran-du-quercy.com
Address:Cajarc, Lot
Phone:

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