You will believe you have walked back in time. Set in the land of sunflowers and medieval castles, you will enjoy the exquisite pleasures of gourmet food, wine, foie gras and truffles. St Cirq Lapopie is truly France Profonde. In a national contest in 2012, the French selected St Cirq Lapopie as their #1 Favorite Village in the entire country. You will find the title is justly deserved.
At the lower end of a beautiful artists’ village, just inside the medieval village gate, Maison d'Être welcomes and invites you, your family and friends to stay a while. Originally built in the 15th century, our home now has everything you need to make it your base of operations while exploring this remarkable part of France.
Located on the enchanting Lot River, St. Cirq Lapopie offers much to do in and around the area. One may dine on truffles and foie gras and taste the famous “Black Wine of Cahors” made from the Malbec grape. The Midi Pyrenees is the only region in France in which the Malbec grows successfully. Visit pre-historic cave paintings, bicycle through a slice of heaven, shop in wonderful, local markets and much, much more…
Perched on a sheer 300-foot drop above the Lot River, the village offers very few signs of anything more recent than the 18th century. St Cirq Lapopie is ranked Premiere among France’s “Most Beautiful Villages” and is under consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.