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Compostela - Cahors to Lectoure - Stage 4 Pyrenees

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Compostela - Cahors to Lectoure - Stage 4

Spend some time exploring this important stop on the pilgrims' trail


Compostela - Cahors to Lectoure - Stage 4

Set off from the fascinating town of Cahors, heading from the Lot into more rolling landscape of the Tarn et Garonne.  A couple of opportunites to take a more strenuous detour which will be rewarded with splendid vistas.

What's Included

  • 5 days walking
  • 6 Nights Half Board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Cahors day 1


    Take some time to soak up the atmosphere of this ancient town, an important stop on the pilgrim trail. Visit the 15th century cloisters of the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne.

    • Modern twin bedroom
    • Hotel exterior with swimming pool
    • Gourmet food

    Hotel Restaurant La Chartreuse

    Ideally located on the banks of the River Lot, less than 5 minutes walk from the city centre, this delightful 3-star hotel, with a swimming pool, will ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.  The hotel has 50 recently refurbished, en suite rooms and you can savour traditional specialities served in their restaurant or on a beautiful shaded terrace.


    • Comfortable rooms
    • En suite bathrooms
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning 
    • TV
    • Free WiFi
    • Large swimming pool 



    Savour traditional specialities cooked by the excellent chef, accompanied by rich Cahors wines, in the spacious restaurant with its beautiful shaded terrace overlooking the River Lot. The menu offers a combination of traditional Quercy dishes and renowned French recipes. Local specialities on the menu might include pan-fried foie gras with a delicate raspberry sauce or perhaps a fillet of fresh red mullet. In the warmer months, it is possible to eat out on the shady riverside terrace.

  • 2

    Cahors to Lascabanes day 2


    A strenuous route up the cliffs offers wonderful views. Lascabanes is a pretty and welcome stop. In the morning you can join the morning mass where pilgrims can have the symbolic feet washing by the Priest.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 3

    Lascabanes to Lauzerte day 3


    Gentle walking today to ‘one of the most beautiful villages of France’ a distinction granted to only 155 villages in the country.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 4

    Lauzerte to Moissac day 4


    Follow tarred roads and grassy tracks through the hamlet of Espis. Just beyond Gal de Merle choose either the standard route or take the longer more scenic route, which has more inclines. Allow time to visit the city of Moissac an important stop on the Compostela route as it is home to one of the largest Monasteries in Europe.

    • Simple double bedroom with lounge area
    • Simple bar
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel Le Chapon Fin

    Le Chapon Fin, in Moissac, is in a pleasant setting and close to the historic town centre and the cloister of Moissac Abbey, which dates from the 12th century and is officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The warm and welcoming Hotel Le Chapon Fin is sure to offer a comfortable stay.


    • Quiet location
    • Comfortable rooms - some with air-conditioning
    • Warm welcome
    • Lounge/bar for relaxing



    Breakfast is served in the hotel and dinner is taken in a nearby brasserie.

    15 mi
    (24 km)

  • 5

    Moissac to Auvillar day 5


    Leave along a shady canal path. At the lock, take the strenuous climb along a ridge with views over a lake. The alternative is to continue along the flat canal towpath.

    • Hotel exterior
    • Hotel interior

    Hotel Restaurant l’Horloge

    Strategically located at the historic gateway of Auvillar and bearing the famous clock, the hotel offers a comfortable stay. On the banks of the Garonne, Auvillar appears through one of the 3 gateways that cut through its fortifications and lead to the square where a circular corn exchange can be admired – the only one of its kind in south west France.


    • Comfortable rooms
    • Ensuite facilities
    • Warm welcome
    • Perfect location in the historic town



    Pleasant restaurant where dinner can be served on the terrace - truly authentic French food, sourced in the main from local producers.

    12 mi
    (19 km)

  • 6

    Auvillar to Miradoux day 6


    An hour passing through Sainte-Antoine discover the Château de Flamerens before the path leads to Miradoux, one of the oldest bastide towns on the route.

    10 mi
    (16 km)

  • 7

    Miradoux to Lectoure day 7


    Enter the undulating countryside of the Gers with acres of sunflowers. Pass the Château de Lacassagne, with its unique replica of the Great Council Chamber of the Knights of Jerusalem in Malta.

    • Hotel exterior with pool area

    Hotel de Bastard

    Situated in the heart of Gascony in the south west of France.  Access to the bedrooms is by a beautiful chestnut staircase, the rooms are well equipped and tastefully decorated for a comfortable stay.


    • TV
    • Telephone
    • Shower and bath
    • Hairdryer
    • Continental breakfast



    Sample Menu


    • Raviole de Champignons au Foie Gras Poêlé                                                           
    • Gigotins de Grenouille Rissolés et Artichaut, Jus Lié à l'Ail                                 
    • Foie Gras de Canard mi-cuit, Brioche Pomme-Poire, Safran de Lectoure rème de Potiron et Copeaux de Foie Gras


    • Foie Gras de Canard Poché, Caramel d'Estragon                
    • Dos de Lieu Noir Rôti, Purée de Coco, Rutabaga
    • Parmentier de Confit de Canard (Purée de Pommes de Terre et Cèleri)
    • Ris de Veau Doré au Sautoir, Risotto aux Copeaux de Truffes Blanches et Parmesan   


    • Noix de Coco, Ananas Poché, Ecume Piña Colada                                                
    • Brownie, Mousse Chocolat Noisette, Glace Chocolat Cardamome                    
    • Soufflé aux Pruneaux et à l’Armagnac                                                                   
    • Biscuit Noisette, Gelée et Mousse Pomme Verte, Macaron Caramel  

    9 mi
    (14 km)

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