Lot Region
Cahors Base Information

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74 km of rivers and their surrounding pleasures! 17 manual locks (work them yourself) take you back in time. The old villages in Quercy, forgotten by time, lanes, red mossy roofs, the famous Valentré Bridge in Cahors, the cliffs at Bouziès, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie perched on its spur, all add real charm to this canal boating holiday destination.

Cahors - Base Information

Your boating holiday in the Lot begins the minute you collect your Nicols canal boat from the base at Cahors, a medieval town with a renowned vineyard. The city is easily accessible by both road and by train (the station is just a few hundred metres from our base) and its location centrally within the Lot valley means you can see the many beautiful villages that can be found both upstream and downstream.

The Lot river loops right around the city of Cahors making it an essential place to discover during a canal boating holiday. Also there is no better way to get up close to the famous medieval Valentré Bridge than on your spacious canal barge! Once in the city, discover the historic centre decorated with stunning and extremely well-preserved architecture such as Saint-Etienne Cathedral, Château du Roi, Tour des Pendes (‘Tower of the Hanged’) as well as the hundreds of medieval houses that give a real feeling of the rich past of Cahors.

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