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Summer of Malbec

Outings Rachel By Rachel, the 06 July 2016


Here we are, it’s summer time! … and this year, summer means summer of Malbec !

Under the prestigious label Lot of saveurs, the renowned gastronomic rendez-vous in Cahors, the Grand Rue in Puy l’Evêque livens up to celebrate the products of excellence made in our Lot Valley and Vineyard.

Fleeting identity boutiques bearing the colours of the “Black wine”, the Malbec Shops, will open every day, except on Sundays, from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 19.30, between the 10th of July until the 15th of August 2016. The Malbec Shops are meant as places dedicated to wine and food tasting, exhibition and sale. You will be welcomed by wine-growers of course, but also by producers of local specialties, artisans and artists who will be happy to share with you their passion and their “savoir-faire”.

Just imagine… In the heart of the medieval city of Puy l’Evêque, the whole Grand Rue celebrating the Malbec through the treasure of its historical patrimony as well as the richness of its soil!

Simple wine lover or oenologist’s apprentice? You will be able to taste the Cahors and all the other appellations of the area throughout the summer of Malbec event! Even our young visitors will initiate themselves into Malbec in its juicy version! And if you fancy a “Malbec soirée”, you will enjoy the Cahors Malbec Evenings  (Informations 05 65 23 82 35/38) on the 29th of July and 1st of August in the Malbec Shops, as well as the tastings at the Cave des Vignerons, 14 Grand Rue, every Thursday night (Informations 05 65 24 38 47).

Gourmet? You will discover all the local flavours and savours, wether salted or sweet, concocted by our producers and artisans!

Passionate of beautiful pieces of art? Our craftmen and various artists of the Valley will make you dream in front of their greatest realizations!


Besides, the event has a lot of surprises in stock for you!...

The summer of Malbec opens on the 10th of July with the prize giving of the "Foulées des Vignobles" pedestrian race (Registration 05 65 23 53 85). The association walk and wine tasting will last throughout summer with the Randochais, organized by the Tourist Office Lot and Vineyard (Program and informations 05 65 21 37 63).

From the 18th to the 24th of July, the Vignerons Indépendants du Lot offer you a free tasting of 6 wines a day ! And discover the 38 other vintages of the Vignerons Indépendants for the price of 2€ a glass.

The bicycle is also associated with the celebration of the Malbec this summer with the "Grand Prix de Puy l’Evêque" on the 9th of August 2016, from 10.00 to 18.00

Music won’t be outdone thanks to the performances of the Bandas de Puy l’Evêque in July and August, thanks to the "Temps des Guitares" festival from the 19th to the 22nd of July (Bookings in Puy l’Evêque and Prayssac Tourist Office) and the concert-show "Les Gourmandises de Satie" on the 4th of August (Bookings 05 65 21 37 63).

The Malbec, our soil and our patrimony will have the place of honor throughout summer! And not only in Puy l’Evêque itself, but on the river and along the Lot Valley as well!

Indeed, the Gabarre Copeyre in Puy l’Evêque (Informations 05 65 20 03 25) offers tours with wine tasting where you can enjoy the Malbec as much as the landscape from the river.

You will share convivial moments during the every Wednesday evening as from 18.00 in Puy l'Evêque.

You will follow the course of History with the Guided visit of Puy l'Evêque departing from the Tourist Office, 12 Grand Rue (Informations 05 65 21 37 63).

The Grande Fête des Vignerons Indépendants will take you straight into the universe of the Malbec on the 11th of August as from 17.00 (Infromations 05 65 36 57 53).

And all the happenings at the Théâtre de Verdure in Puy l'Evêque will offer you some very nice time to share with your family or friends! (Program available at the Tourist Office).

The summer of Malbec is the fruit of the work and close collaboration between the UIVC, the Municipality of Puy l'Evêque, the Urban Community of the Lot Valley and Vineyard and the one of the Grand Cahors through the Lot of Saveurs label.

All actors taking part to this exceptional event are looking forward to welcoming you in the the beautiful city of Puy l'Evêque! Be sure that the summer of Malbec is THE place to be  during your stay in the Lot Valley and Vineyard this summer!


We certainly hope to see you soon!


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