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Encyclopedia > Cahors

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

Valentré bridge

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.

  • Saint_Barthélémy Church, which dates from the 14th century.

External links

  • The official English language site of Cahors (http://www.mairie-cahors.fr/anglais/)
  • The official site of the town. (http://www.mairie-cahors.fr/)
  • Cahors (http://www.quercy.net/quercy/cahors/) on quercy.net (http://www.quercy.net/)

Sources

This article has been selectively plagiarised from the article in French Wikipedia which is more complete.




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Cahors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (145 words)
Cahors is a town and commune in western France, in the Lot département.
Cahors has had a rich history since Celtic times, and has remained economically important until the present.
The Valentré Bridge, which is the symbol of the town, was begun in 1308 and completed in 1378.
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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.
Ancient foundation, cahors is with the évêché Middle Ages powerful which radiate on the country and encourage the foundation of abbeys and priories set up in seigniories.
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