Cahors is a town in Western France in the Lot département. The name is probably most famous as a label for an AOC region of French wine.
Location : 44°27' N, 1°26' E
Altitude : 130 m
Area : 65 km²
Population : 20 003 habitants
Cahors has had a rich history since Celtic times, and has remained economically important until the present.
Selected Features of Interest
The Valentré Bridge, which is the symbol of the town, was begun in 1308 and completed in 1378. A legend holds that the architect had a pact with the devil to help complete it. When the bridge was restored in 1879, the architect Paul Gout made reference to this by placing a small sculpture of the devil at the summit of one of the towers.
cahors, located in a boxed meander of the Batch, was equipped with a bridge starting from Auguste and became a center very active, decorated many monuments and occupying the major part of the peninsula.
January 1, 1997, the elected officials of large cahors, in agreement with their town councils, decided to create the Community of Communes of the Country of cahors.
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