Sunday, January 30, 2011

Video Impressions of the Lot : Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Today we visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France).
It is situated in the regional park Les Causses du Quercy and lies on the way to Santiago de Compostella.
Its location perched on a cliff is just marvellous.

Formerly the crafts constituted the wealth of Saint-Cirq but nowadays it has become an artistic village.

Near St-Cirq-Lapopie is the cave of Pech-Merle, a prehistoric site.
Inside one can find a.o. painted or incized figures of bisons, mammoths and - very famous - horses.