Views of the village. Some ideas. Useful web addresses.

                 

Down past the old Chateau          Bathing place and campsite                  Up into St Sulpice (on foot)

There is a file in the house of things that people have done; we hope you will add to it. There are a number of websites to give you ideas and to help you make provisional plans: www.tourisme-lot.com  , www.tourisme-cahors.com , www.tourisme-figeac.com , and doubtless many more.  Googling St Cirq Lapopie I found  FrenchEntree.com  Lot &  Quercy, which was very well presented. Please email us the address of any that you find particularly helpful.

I find that the Guide du Routard, Lot, Aveyron, Tarn has a sense of proportion and shares our feelings and enthusiasms. Browse through it in your bookshop to get the flavour of the Lot.     

Eating out is part of holidays. A restaurant has just opened in the village and there are others quite close, in Marcilhac, in Brengues, Livernon, and Espedaillac. A bit  further afield Cajarc and Figeac both have several.. People write up their favourites in  the file. On visits we have found a new grouping of independent restaurateurs, Bistrot de Pays , often a bit above the ordinary. A  reminder: the French alcohol limit for drivers is roughly two glasses of wine (you are now legally required to carry a breathalyser in your car).

We don't eat out much as the vegetables and meat are very good and make cooking a pleasure. We eat on the terrace, and there is no drive home.

The pilgrim route to Compostella passes through the village and the church is simply and beautifully restored, very prayerful and always open during the day. The path is GR (grande randonnee) 651 bis, one of the huge network of (red and white) marked trails that cover the whole of France. Local circuits are marked in yellow.