- Medieval city and capital of the Lot department, built on a peninsula along the banks of the river Lot.
- Visit the Cathédrale Saint Etienne, with its two domes and beautiful Roman portal with carved tympanum. And don’t forget to visit the monastery and its lovely garden.
- The Pont Valentré, the town’s symbol, was built during the 14th century, and is at the present time a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its three towers, this fortified, six-span, stone arched bridge is a magnificent sight.
- The Jardins Sécrets (the secret gardens), with their various themes from the golden age of medieval Cahors. E.g. the Jardin Mauresque, a haven of peace inspired by the Moorish palaces of Andalusia and Morocco. A total of 25 gardens that are eco-responsibly maintained and add a charming atmosphere to the streets have won the town numerous awards.
- Musée Henri Martin, located in the former bishop’s palace, exhibits the work of post-impressionist painter Henri Martin (1860-1943).
- Musée de la Résistance (Resistance Museum).
- Le Mont Saint-Cyr offers a spectacular view of the town, especially when the sun is setting.
- Square Olivier de Magny with its beautiful old houses like the Roaldes House.
- The shopping streets, many ‘gastronomic’ places and, last but not least, the ‘red’ wine.