Cahors

Welcome everyone at the 8th International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms (IWEMM8) and the Sixth Congress Tuber aestivum / uncinatum  European Scientific Group (TAUESG 6)October, 10-17, 2016, Cahors, France.

 

Below is the map of Cahors with the Congress Centre which is in the “Espace Associatif Clément Marot”’

Cahors  is the capital of the Lot department in south-western France.

 

Cahors is a beautiful roman and medieval city surronded on three sides by the Lot River and its Pont Valentré is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today Cahors is perhaps best known as the centre of the famous AOC 'black' wine known since theMiddle Ages and exported via Bordeaux, long before Bordeaux had developed its own viniculture industry. The black truffle Tuber melanosporum is also an important part of the history of Lot.

Set in the majestic surroundings of the Lot Valley, Cahors, «City of Art and History» and «Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées» is just waiting to be explored. From the Valentré bridge to the Cathedral of St. Etienne, from the market place to the boulevard terraces, the Lot’s major city combines the vibrant atmosphere of the South with a rich heritage and all the pleasures of good food and wine. The unshakable Valentré Bridge with its three towers, emblem of the city, and the cathedral of St. Etienne are both UNESCO World Heritage listed in the context of the Pilgrim Ways to Santiago de Compostela. Stroll through the narrow mediaeval streets and the Secret Gardens which flourish around the town, the boulevard Gambetta, legacy of 19th C. modernisation… and don’t forget the delicious abundance of the market, and the vineyards, the historic home of the Malbec grape and Black Wine…