While in the south of France we visited one of the most beautiful medieval villages called Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and I took this handheld before we even parked the car! Lapopie is one of those magical places where its just impossible to take a bad photograph. That said, we arrived at sunset and managed to have enough time to squeeze in a quick hike to a vantage point overlooking the town and the river, grab a snack and shoot a vlog which we will be posting soon.
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. It is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association. Its position, originally selected for defense, perched on a steep cliff 100 meters above the river has helped make the town one of the most popular tourist destinations in the department, and the entire town is almost a museum. After it was "discovered" by the post-impressionist Henri Martin, it became popular with other artists and the home of the writer André Breton.
If you ever come here the first thing we recommend you do is to walk down into the center of the village and then walk up the winding stairs to the viewpoint on top of the hill. The views are spectacular. The river Lot flows from behind a mountain and weaves its way meandering below the town. From here you can see tiny houses with their gardens, an incredibly well placed football field (football lovers out there know what Im talking about) and the church tower. (Click photos to enlarge!).
When you get hungry find the restaurant La Tonelle. Find a table under the grapevines and order their french spin on a fabulous double beef bacon cheese burger with foie gras between two loafs of country bread. Warning, you won't be able to eat it without use of a fork and a knife (yes its that big!). I know what you are thinking. Why order a an awesome and completely delicious burger when in the south of France? The answer is simple. By this point we assume that you've stuffed yourself with enough magret de canard, foie and cheese that the only way to keep on eating it is to disguise it inside a burger.
So we hope you enjoyed these tips and hopefully we've inspired you to visit here. We will be posting the vlogs on the south of france road trip as we go so remember to subscribe for more! au revoir!