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Cahors and its famous bridge

February 14 2018

When you're in southwestern France, don't miss the chance to visit the city of Cahors. Built by the Romans two thousand years ago, the city still has plenty of Roman artifacts. It was an important city during the Middle Ages, had a university, and was a centre of medieval banking. This led to Cahors getting a nasty mention in Dante's Inferno.

Today, Cahors is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its medieval quarter and its magnificent 14th century bridge (see picture). The city enjoys a beautiful location on a U-shaped bend on the Lot river, surrounded by wooded hills. There are many sights worth visiting within the city, and you won't have any trouble finding a good meal. If you visit in July, you can also catch some acts in the city's annual Blues Festival.

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