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  • Village de Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

    Village de Saint-Cirq-Lapopie | © ViaFrance


    Village de Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

    A village with two valleys.

    "Much more so than any other place - in America, Europe
    Saint-Cirq left me mesmerised: a feeling which has always stayed with me.
    I have ceased to wish I was somewhere else."
    André Breton was captivated by this historic, cliff-side village which overlooks banks, mills, meadows and a towpath. He was not the only one: many artists, writers and poets were to spend time here during the 20th century, seduced by the harmony of the place.

    The stone or timber wood facades of the ancient houses (13th and 14th Centuries) with flat-tiled roofs, which can still be seen along village roads, bring walkers back to times gone by.
    You can almost imagine the craftsmen, skinners, boilermakers and "roubinetaïres" (boxwood turners), still working away in workshops.
    Even though these trades are now extinct, the charm of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie remains, ever-powerful and eternal.