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Cheap eats in Cahors

This little town in SW France is likely not on anybody’s must-do list but it does have a few points of interest including an excellent contender for the best medieval bridge in Europe. It’s on a leg of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. Cahors is also near the village of St Circ Lapopie which RS seems to like. We found ourselves in Cahors after heading S from Sarlat-la-Caneda and visiting St Cirq. We were pleased to find a good food value. La Parentheses is an unpretentious creperie with a big menu and very reasonable prices. It’s not in the “old town” district where tourists wander but it is easy to find just a block or two from the train station. This is the workaday part of town so don’t expect much ambience. The place is clean but most flowers are plastic. The crepes however are great. Most run 8 euros, they come unrolled spread out like a pizza but with a real crepe crust. We measured them at nearly 10 inches diameter. You can get a reasonable side salad for only 1 euro more. And wine is value priced too. We had what we considered to be a good dinner- a big crepe each with salad and 1/2 L of house wine to share for under 22 euros. That’s less than we’ve paid for lunch in a lot of places.

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Thanks for the review. I've never been to Cahors, but I really like the wine. It is very hard to find in the US. Does not have a big name, and maybe that is a good thing. Keeps prices down.