France has a list of "Les plus beaux villages de France". In the region of Dordogne / Lot are proportionally most of these places. The number 1 on the list: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie even located a relatively short distance from your vacation home. The region is therefore very touristy.
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a medieval village in the valley of the river Lot, near Rocamadour and Cahors. It is located in the French Midi-Pyrénées region and the region itself is called the Quercy. The village lies on top of a cliff above the Lot.
Access road to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
The center of narrow and steep streets lined with half-timbered houses is not accessible by car and has always been popular with painters and artists.
At the highest point of the village is the Romanesque church and ruins.
Saint Cirq- Lapopie in 2013 by the French named "Sympathetic village of France"!