Every guest that comes to la Métairie des Songes for more than just an overnight stay, simply MUST visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie ! Voted one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages in 2012 (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France), it astounds by its grandeur, charms by its rurality and seduces by its views over the Lot river.
With a gentle amble up the winding paths, passing restaurants, bars and numerous little shops within the Gothic arches, you will be rewarded by the commanding vista of the meandering Lot that flows through our unspoilt region.
Situated 30kms east of the county town of Cahors within the Regional Natural Park of Quercy, you can drive to it from Gourdon (1 hour) or walk to it from along the old tow-path below the cliff walls if you park at nearby Bouziès. We heartily recommend this tour by foot, although not in full Summer heat!
Originally a stronghold of the ancient four feudal dynasties in the Quercy, it has been a pathway for ancient pilgrims journeying to Cahors, host to a once prosperous river-trade and renowned for its wood-turners!
There are 13 listed historic monuments within the village that nestle themselves amongst shaded rustic dwellings adorned with flowers.