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Montcuq

View back to Montcuq


Waldweg

Over narrow forest paths the way goes briskly along.


Aufstieg nach Roulliac

Short ascent to Roulliac


Kirche von Roulliac

The little church of Roulliac


Roulliac

We hike through the small village of Roulliac into the valley and have a beautiful view back from there (picture below).


Kirche von Roulliac

 

kleiner See

On the gentle ascent on the opposite side of the valley we pass this small lake. At the top, the village of Montlauzun appears in the distance (picture below).


Montlauzun

Buchsbaumkreuz

A much photographed boxwood cross on the way


Flachsfelder
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Finger

We were very impressed by the colours of the flax field. The picture looks better in full size. Enlarge the browser window and click on the picture.


Lauzerte
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Soon the little town of Lauzerte comes into view.

Finger

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Lauzerte was founded in the 13th century as a fortified town to guard the road from Cahors to Moissac. Many houses from the 13th century have been renovated and give the town a special flair.

Lauzerte, Platz mit Kirche

The church of St. Bartholomew was built in the 13th century and extended in the 16th century.

barocker Altar

Inside there is a baroque altar ...


Gemälde in Seitenkapelle

... and in a side chapel interesting paintings.


Lauzerte, Marktplatz

On the market place in front of the church we fortify ourselves with a coffee.

Lauzerte, Gasse

We leave the picturesque little town.


Blick zurück auf Lauzerte

A view back to Lauzerte during the ascent on the opposite slope.

Taubenschlag

At the top of the hill we walk through a forest and reach the hamlet of Charton, where we admire a pigeonnier (dovecote) built on stilts.

Shortly afterwards we reach the chapel St. Sernin (picture below).


Chapelle St-Sernin à Lauzerte

Chapel St. Sernin

Weg im Wald

The path leads through wooded areas and increasingly in open country.


Stand mit Kirschen

On the way we meet this stand with cherries for pilgrims with a cash box for a donation.

On the next part of the way there were many cherry stones.