Bastides and pretty villages
Also the larger historic cities such as Toulouse, Cahors, Montauban, Moissac, Rocamadour, Agen, … are definitely worth visiting.
Cahors dates back 2000 years in time and is the most important city in rural Quercy. It is a medieval city, surrounded and protected by the River Lot. Its fortified bridge, Pont Valentre, has seven-pointed arches that span the River. Cahors is also famous for the Cathedral of St-Etienne, his busy shops and cafés, the dark headed Cahors wine, its truffle centre and the colorful market.
St-Cirq-Lapopie, situated on a rock above the River Lot, is one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Travelling through the area to the North of the Dordogne, Rocamadour is more than worth a visit. The village is built against a rock face and is the meeting place for pilgrims of St Amadour, a Christian hermit.
Still further to the North lies Sarlat – a city with honey-coloured stone buildings and with a famous Saturday market. It has the highest concentration of medieval, renaissance and 17th century facades in France. Nearby and surrounded by beautiful scenery you can explore the prehistoric caves of Les Eyzies and Lascaux.
La Roque-Gageac, built on rocks, overlooks the river Dordogne. Following the River you will get to – a city, which is famous for its gastronomy and splendid wine.
South of Les Moustans Toulouse is – the fifth largest metropolis of France. The city, which is best explored on foot, is famous for its pink colored buildings, two amazing cathedrals, the cosmopolitan shops and fine regional cuisine.
And if you're really in an adventurous mood you can always drive to Spain or Andorra via the steep mountain roads. Definitely an extra challenge in your holiday!