Magical, Medieval Saint Cirq Lapopie


Perched 300 feet above the Lot River in France, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a medieval gem renowned for its enchanting beauty. Cobblestone streets wind through stone houses, while panoramic views of the Lot Valley captivate. An artistic haven and gastronomic delight, it marries timeless charm with captivating landscapes, inviting all to savor its allure.

Art

From the time of cave paintings through the birth of Surrealism to the present, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and its surrounds have been home to many accomplished artists. Today galleries line the cobbled streets where creativity intertwines with history and landscape to create captivating works.

History

Once a medieval village crowned by the castles of three powerful families, Saint Cirq was home to many wealthy merchants who engaged in the lucrative production and trade of Malbec wine. Long before Bordeaux dominated the market, the “Black Wine of Cahors” was prized by kings and popes. Today, Saint Cirq is under consideration as a Unesco World Heritage site. Its well preserved architecture and artistic heritage draws artists and hundreds of thousands visitors alike.

Culture

Protected by its remote location in the Occitane department, this rural region is considered “La France Profonde” or “Deep France.” Walk back in time and witness the unspoiled French life of weekly markets and timeless celebrations of gastronomy, music, wine and art.

Food

In the land of foie gras and truffles, Malbec wine and walnuts, saffron and sunflowers, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie’s cuisine is rich in local flavors that capture the essence and terroir of the Lot Valley with hearty dishes like Cassoulet or duck confit. You may experience hearty dishes like Cassoulet and tender duck confit, or a menu infused with saffron grown locally. Renowned for its local artisanal goat cheeses, and fresh produce from weekly markets, the cuisine is a delicious journey into its authentic tastes.

Tour Highlights

in the land of turffles, foie gras, saffron & sunflowers

Enjoy…

  • Cave Paintings, Architecture, History, Art & Artists
  • Markets & Chateaux
  • Unique Exclusive Outings & Experiences
  • Regional Cuisine including a private cook & more
  • Private Evening Salons led by professional experts

Tour Details

Maximum Participants6
LodgingPrivate, Luxury Medieval Home
RoomsSingle or Double
WalkingEasy to Moderate
Dates9 days plus travel:
September 18 – September 28, 2025
TransportationPrivate Cars
Arrival/DepartureNH Hotel Toulouse Airport
Driving Max1-3 hours a day
  • Maximum Participants: 6
  • Lodging: Private, Luxury Medieval Home
  • Rooms: Single or Double
  • Walking: Easy to Moderate
  • Dates: 9 Days, April 26 – May 4, 2024
  • Transportation: Private Cars
  • Arrival/Departure: NH Hotel Toulouse Airport
  • Driving max: 1-3 hours a day

Exclusive, Luxury Tour for 8 of

Art, History, Culture and Food in

France’s #1 favorite village

Magical, Medieval Saint Cirq Lapopie

Proceeds to benefit Radicale1924 Artists Residency Program

a Custom-Designed, Immersive Experience

in the land of turffles, foie gras, saffron & sunflowers

Enjoy…

  • Cave Paintings, Architecture, History, Art & Artists
  • Markets & Chateaux
  • Unique Exclusive Outings & Experiences
  • Regional Cuisine including a private cook & more
  • Private Evening Salons led by professional experts

The Perfect Tour Group

What makes the perfect tour group for this magical tour of Saint Cirq Lapopie?

There’s no one answer.

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