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Land of history and quality of life

Rocamadour with its shrines to Mary, St-Cirq-Lapopie, the favourite village of the French, Padirac Chasm and the boat trip along its underground river… there can be no doubt that the Causses du Quercy provide some of the loveliest places to visit in France for you.

But do you know about the abbey of Marcilhac-sur-Célé with its remarkable chapter room, the contemporary stained glass windows of Laramière priory, the Nouel caselle (little dry-stone hut) in the heart of the Causse de Lalbenque, or the spotted horses in the Pech Merle prehistoric painted cave?

This wealth of heritage will lead you along little byways to explore an area which is as secret as it is well-preserved. In the evening, over a glass of Cahors wine and a truffle omelette, you'll find yourself remembering, perhaps more emotionally than you might have imagined, these places so rich in history - more than 25,000 years of it, in some cases !

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