Sunday, February 6, 2011

Video Impressions of the Lot : Puy-L'Evêque

Today we go for a walk near Prayssac, to Puy-l'Evêque, a medieval town.

Its present name (meaning "Bishop's Hill") was given by the Bishop of Cahors, William of Cardaillac, who took possession of the town during the Albigensian or Cathar Crusade (1209 - 1229) to eliminate the Cathar "heresy" in Languedoc.

Puy L'Evêque is very picturesque and lies in the heart of the Cahors vineyards.
Formerly it was a little harbour where barrels of the local Cahors wine (known in medieval times in England as 'Black Wine') were exported via the rivers Lot and Gironde to Bordeaux.

Puy-L'Evêque by night