Visit Cahors by Mouse
Cahors is in the Dordogne Department in the Midi-Pyrenees region in southwest France. The Lot River snakes around it, which requires that the town have bridges. One of these is a famous one--the Valentre, a fortified bridge with three towers that dates from the early 14th century.
The city has a very long history, dating from Roman times. We found it to be a small, well-preserved medieval city, perfect for walking around, with narrow streets and very old but well-preserved buildings. One of these is the St Etienne Cathedral that dates from the 12th century. Henri IV conquered Cahors in 1580 and lived in house that is still there.
The region is noted for a very fine deep red, almost black wine, that Ron found very much to his liking. He kept on buying it everywhere else he found it. The region around Cahors is also one of the place to go for foie gras and truffles, both of which are delicacies that cost more than we are willing to pay--foie gras costs about 25 Euros ($33.75 as of May 4, 2007) for a small tuna-fish sized can.
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