Puy-l'Évêque is built on an isthmus of the narrowest crossing of the plateau by the Lot, in a region where the terrain mellows, forecasting the Agen.
Website registered Puy-l'Évêque lies on the borders of Quercy and Périgord, not far from Gascony.
Puy-l'Évêque invites you to discover the remains of its ancient and rich history. Behind the tower of the 13th century, the last remnant of the Episcopal Palace, the city floor superb medieval houses of ocher to the dock where there was an active port, nearby neighborhoods craft (marked route, guided tours).
At the heart of the vineyard of the Appellation of Origin "Cahors", Puy-l'Évêque home to large estates and castles. The main variety is Auxerrois is he who gives it its color. Rich in tannins and bouquet, this "strong drink and tasty" by Clément Marot, has attracted the tsars and throughout Europe.
Cahors wine marries well with the local gastronomy: foie gras, wild mushrooms, duck breast, walnut cake, truffles ...
Free visit following the marked route to the city tour and a tour in the summer, every Wednesday at 10am. For groups, tour all year by reservation.
Visit of the church of Saint Sauveur Puy-l'Évêque, portal historic monument (MH). Its construction began in the 13th century and covers the period until the 19th century (see: the windows of Louis Victor Gesta, Calvary Cross (MH) in the cemetery).
Hobbies: Swimming, beach, water sports, tennis, skate park, mini golf, mountain biking, climbing, karting, horse riding, fitness trail, hiking.
Traditional market every Tuesday morning in the Place de la Mairie.
The celebrations that punctuate the year:
Antiques Show in January.
Arts and Crafts Fair: in April.
River Festival and the Vineyard: May.
Festival of the ordinary: in July.
Fair Flea Market: July.
Local festival of Puy-l'Évêque for 5 days in August: Free balls, carnival, Grand Prix Cycliste especially the symphonic fairy pyro-burning of the city.
And other events throughout the year ...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Courbenac (1.5 km): charming 17th century church built on the lot and seemed to be dedicated to fishermen and boatmen.
The amateur of paintings will not fail to visit Martignac (2 km from the center) where a Romanesque church from the 13th century (MH). In the late 15th century, the nave was decorated with a series of murals exceptionally rich and full.
A remarkable site near Touzac Puy-l'Évêque: Source Bleue known for his mill in the Middle Ages and the residence of actress Marguerite Moreno, a friend of Colette.