Vue aérienne d'Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie
©Vallée du Célé Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie|Cyril Novello
These fascinating placesthat have stood the test of time

Towns and villages with a medieval feel

Ancient fortifications, perched villages, towns with half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, Gothic palaces… To walk in the heart of our Pays d’art et d’histoire is to plunge into a rich past that wonderfully combines architectural heritage and postcard-like landscapes. Here the medieval architecture has left its mark. From Figeac, a rich merchant city, a major stop on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, to the picturesque villages of valleys of the Lot and of the Célé, embark on a time machine, discovering a heritage that is a witness to the life of our ancestors and to centuries past!

Medieval splendor


Lively and authentic, Figeac is a dialogue between centuries. The city reveals a unique and rare heritage: medieval houses, Renaissance hotels, 18th century bourgeois buildings… The epochs and the styles intermingle harmoniously, giving the city a little air of Italy in Quercy. The city was the birthplace of Jean-François Champollion, the famous egyptologist, whose house has been transformed into a museum unique in Europe, the Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde.


Escape into

our villages of character

In the heart of Grand-Figeac, we stroll from valleysto villages. From fortresses perched atop a cliff to cities coiled in the hollow of a valley, let’s escape to these unavoidable sites with a rich historical past.