Cahors (crs)

Cahors
Pont Valentre
Cahors
Pont Valentre
Cahors
Pont Valentre
Cahors
Pont Valentre
Cahors
Pont Valentre
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Pont Valentre
      
Cahors
Lot River
Cahors
Lot River
Cahors
Pont Valentre
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Pont Valentre
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Pont Valentre
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Pont Valentre
      
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Pont Valentre
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Lot River
Cahors
Pont Valentre
Cahors
Lot River
Cahors
St. Urcisse
Cahors
St. Urcisse
      
Cahors
St. Urcisse
Cahors
St. Urcisse
Cahors
Old City
Cahors
Old City
Cahors
Old City
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Old City
      
Cahors
Old City
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St- Etienne
      
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Cahors
Cathedrale St- Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St- Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St- Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St- Etienne
Cahors
      
Cahors
Cathedrale St- Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
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Cathedrale St-Etienne
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Cathedrale St-Etienne
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Cathedrale St-Etienne
      
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Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
      
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
Cahors
St-Etienne, Cloisters
      
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St-Etienne, Cloisters
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St-Etienne, Cloisters
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St-Etienne, Cloisters
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St-Etienne, Cloisters
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St-Etienne, Cloisters
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St-Etienne, Cloisters
      
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Cahors
St-Etienne, North Doorway
Cahors
St-Etienne, North Doorway
Cahors
St-Etienne, North Doorway
Cahors
Cathedrale St-Etienne

 

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Dating from Celtic times, Cahors is a popular tourist center with two major attractions, the medieval quarter and the 14th century fortified Valentré Bridge.  Cahors was prominent in the Middle Ages and became infamous as a banking center which charged interest on loans.  The church in those times said that usury was a sin.  Because of this, Cahors became synonymous with this sin and was mentioned in Dante's Inferno (XI.50) alongside Sodom as wicked.  The Valentré Bridge was started in 1308 and was completed in 1378.  There is a well developed Devil's Bridge Legend associated with the bridge.  When the bridge was restored in 1879, the architect Paul Gout placed a small sculpture of the devil at the summit of one of the towers.  The Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, in the medieval section of the city is a national monument.  It was built in the 11th century replacing a church from the 6th century.  Many of the architectural features date from the 12th through the 14th centuries.

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