View back to Montcuq
Over narrow forest paths the way goes briskly along.
Short ascent to Roulliac
The little church of Roulliac
We hike through the small village of Roulliac into the valley and have a beautiful view back from there (picture below).
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).
A much photographed boxwood cross on the way
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.
Soon the little town of Lauzerte comes into view.
The view of Lauzerte can be enlarged very much. Click on the picture
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.
The church of St. Bartholomew was built in the 13th century and extended in the 16th century.
Inside there is a baroque altar ...
... and in a side chapel interesting paintings.
On the market place in front of the church we fortify ourselves with a coffee.
We leave the picturesque little town.
A view back to Lauzerte during the ascent on the opposite slope.
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).
Chapel St. Sernin
The path leads through wooded areas and increasingly in open country.
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.