Puy L'Eveque is a pretty village in the Lot Valley to the east of Fumel and west of Cahors. It is a quiet place (although Puy l'Eveque is much busier during the summer months) with a great deal to commend it to visitors.
The town sits on a steep slope above the river, with narrow lanes winding betwen the ancient houses and lots of small courtyards, many of which have a particular feature that will catch your attention such a small fountain, a medieval house with a tower or a traditional raised balcony.
Most visits will start at the tourist office in Grand Rue, and in the streets between here and the river.
These lanes soon lead you down to the riverside in Puy L’Eveque. Among the individual buildings of interest are the Convent of the Capucins, the 14th century Chateau de Lychairie, a 15th century presbytery on a small courtyard and the Saint Michel Chapel. There is also an extensive garden area hidden away on the side of the hill where you can pause for a look at the view across the rooftops to the Lot river, called the Jardins Suspendus.
Before going back up the hill be sure to cross the (modern) bridge and follow the steps down to the right at the end of the bridge. This is where all the 'famous' pictures of the town are taken from, and is much the best view of historic Puy L’Eveque as a whole. You can now climb back up the hill, following a different series of ancient alleys and streets through the old town!
Back at the the north of the town is the market square, called the Place de la Truffiere. The market is held in the square in front of the town hall in the square. The 13th century tower next to the Mairie is a remaining part of the Bishops Palace and is 23 metres tall with three stories
The weekly market is on a Tuesday and nearby Praysaac market on a Friday. There are a good selection of bars and restaurants in the village from fine dining to Pizza restaurants.
There are many things to do locally. Horse Riding, Fishing, Golf, Visiting historic villages and monuments, Wine tours and tasting, walking, cycling, Kayaking on the river Lot and much more