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, hilltop villages, towns with half-timbered houses, cobbled lanes, Gothic palaces… A stroll through the heart of our Pays d’art et d’histoire is a plunge into a rich past that marries architectural heritage with postcard-perfect landscapes. Here,medieval architecture has left its mark. From Figeac, a wealthy merchant town and major stopover on the route to Santiago de Compostela, to the picturesque villages of the Lot and Célé valleys embark on a journey back in time, to discover a heritage that bears witness to the lives of our ancestors and to centuries gone by!

Medieval splendor


Lively and authentic, Figeac is a dialogue between the centuries. The town reveals a unique and rare heritage: medieval houses, Renaissance mansions, 18th-century mansions… Epochs and styles blend harmoniously, giving the town a touch ofItaly in Quercy. The town was the birthplace of Jean-François Champollion, the famous Egyptologist, whose house has been transformed into the Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde, the only museum of its kind in Europe.

Escape into

our villages of character

In the heart of Grand-Figeac, we stroll from valley to village. From fortresses perched atop cliffs to towns nestling in the hollows of valleys, let’s escape to these must-see sites with their rich historical past.