France: South West France

Valleys of the Tarn and Lot

The wines of Cahors, Gaillac, Fronton and beyond
By Paul Strang

This Guide was last updated on 28 July 2011
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Ideal One-Day Itinerary

Stay night before in Hotel Belle Rive, Najac
Drive south to visit the hilltop town of Cordes-sur-Ciel
Visit Domaine de Causse-Marines
Lunch in Gaillac at La Vigne en Foule

Visit Robert et Bernard Plageoles
Head to Albi
Visit Toulouse Lautrec museum, Cathedral and old town
Stay in Albi (Hotel Saint-Antoine is comfortable and reliable) and dine at l'Epicurien a short walk away.


Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Stay night before in Albi
Day One

Start in Albi with a walk around the town, visit to the Cathedral and the Toulouse Lautrec museum
Drive west to Gaillac for lunch at La Vigne en Foule

Visit 1: Domaine de la Ramaye
Visit 2: Robert and Bernard Plageoles
Continue to Cordes-sur-Ciel for visit to hilltop town.
Continue north, to Najac to visit medieval château and village. Overnight at Hotel Belle Rive

Day Two

Drive to Cahors. Visit Cathedral and Old Town. (There is a market on Saturday)
Lunch at Le Gindreau, St-Médard Catus

Visit 1: Clos de Gamot
Visit 2: Château du Cèdre
Return to Cahors
Overnight at Hotel Terminus.


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