07 April 2021  |  Tourism


The medieval village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is perched 100m above the Lot river in southwestern France.

A charming village of character with cobbled alleys, Gothic facades, fortified gates and stone houses.

The famous poet André Breton lived in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a member of the Most Beautiful Villages of France association. Tourists can discover different craft workshops, art galleries, cafes and shops. To visit the Rignault museum which offers an overview of a typical house of Saint-Cirq and its gardens which have a beautiful view of the Lot valley.

The church of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, built on the rock of the village, dates from the 16th century. It has Baroque statues and offers a panoramic view of the Lot valley.

The top 10 places to visit in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Lapopie Rock

At the highest point of the cliff supported the site's first castle, built in the 10th century and remodeled in the 12th century. The summit offers a view of the whole valley.

Cardaillac Castle

Near the church, built inside the old barnyard of the fort between the beginning of the 13th and 14th centuries. It was modernized in the 15th century before being gradually abandoned by the lords following several destructions ordered by Louis XI.

Church of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

This church retains the remains of this ancient Romanesque parish church. It retains the remains of its sculpted decoration with acanthus leaves as well as fragments of 13th century wall paintings.

Maison André Breton: international center of surrealism and global citizenship

This house is representative of the houses of knights that overlooked the Lot valley. It was the home of the writer André Breton who came to spend every summer until the end of his life.

The Saffron Museum

Valérie, saffron producer, welcomes you to Saint Cirq Lapopie to discover her little museum and her little secrets. Free exhibition.

Medieval houses of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

13th and 14th century half-timbered and arcaded houses at the corner of the square. It is a series of single-storey houses now separated from shops.

Sainte Croix chapel and viewpoint

The building, restored in the early 80s, offers a view of the Coudoulous cliffs. You can observe it from the outside. Nice view from the Sainte Croix Chapel over the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, accessible by car or on foot to the Chapel.

Artist's paradise

In search of inspiration, artists have found a land to give free rein to their imagination. Painters, poets, writers were able to come to work and be inspired in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

The Ganil towpath

A path carved into the cliff over 1km long, dug in 1843 and 1847 to facilitate barge traffic on the Lot. It is now accessible to all and covers 40m² and deserves a look!

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