Travel Tips & Advice on “walking”

Even More of Magnificent Saint Cirq Lapopie, France

– The first castle was built on the rock promontory in the Tenth Century. All that remains are foundations of the main tower, the seigneurs quarters which overlook the fort and fortified gate. There is a panoramic view over the Lot Valley from here. – Near the church is ruins of a fortified dwelling. Built inside […]

A Day Tour in Magnificent Saint Cirq Lapopie, France

Saint Cirq is arguably be the most beautiful village I’ve ever seen, perched on a cliff 300 feet above the Lot River. This medieval town has 13 listed historic buildings, and was divided among several feudal dynasties in the Middle Ages whose dominant families were the Lapopies, the Gourdons and the Cardaillacs. As a result, several […]

Wonderful Auberge du Sombral in St. Cirq Lapopie, France

When I read the Way of St. James would pass Saint Cirq Lapopie, I immediately scheduled a second night here with breakfast only to have a free day to enjoy one of the most beautiful villages in France that also has excellent restaurants. And I’m not just whistling “Dixie.” St. Cirq Lapopie is officially recognized […]

Way of St. James Day 6: Cabrerets to Saint-Cirq Lapopie

Today was basically the last full walking day on this year’s Way of St. James and a “no brainer” – 11 kilometers/6.6 miles, expected to take three hours. We got an early start because the weather forecast said, “Hot and Sunny” and for that reason, decided to forego an 11:00a English tour reservation at Pech […]

A Quick Tour Around Medieval Cabrerets, France

Cabrerets is located at the confluence of the Sagne and Cele Rivers, and dominated by a beautiful castle clinging to the cliff known as Chateau du Diable (Devils Castle). It is one of the oldest buildings from the Middle Ages and mentioned in a 1259 document. Once home of the lords of Barsac, it fells […]

Charming Hotel Auberge de la Sagne in Cabrerets, France

The Auberge de la Sagne in Cabrerets is located along the GR 651 a short walk from the center of town on the Route de la Grotte de Pech Merle. An old Quercy farmhouse that was once stables, it has only eight rooms without television (fine with me) and Wi-Fi is only available outside the restaurant. […]