The Auberge du Sombral (tél: 05.65.31.26.08) on the main square of the perched village of St-Cirq-Lapopie is our base for two nights, while we visit our friends, Diana & Allan Colby, who live in the picturesque village of St-Martin-de-Vers, a short, scenic drive not too far down the road. Le Gourmet Quercynois was great for our first dinner last night in this region of true gourmands. The first course offerings included: Escalope de Foie Gras, Duo de Foie Gras, Assiette aux Quatre Foies Gras, and a Salade Gourmet with Terrine de Foie Gras. What's not to like ! This was definitely our type of restaurant.
Running Along the River Lot
Sitting on the edge of a cliff approximately 100 meters up above the River Lot, the medieval village of St-Cirq-Lapopie is truly a sight to behold. The fact that it sits in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy was an unexpected bonus which made it a perfect place for our morning run. At the suggestion of our friend, Allan, we started our run down below the village, where we ran all along the river, running along beautiful towpaths cut out from the cliffs, past picturesque locks and bridges, and past people walking their dogs and gathering walnuts along the riverbanks. The beautiful setting almost made us forget the misery of having to endure 30 minutes of running - almost.
A Towpath Along the River Lot