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Best Western Plus Hotel Divona, Cahors

The wine town of Cahors (46 Lot, Occitanie) now boasts a new modern Cahors hotel on banks of the River Lot with views of the iconic medieval Pont Valentré: the Best Western Plus Hotel Divona

From the terrace overlooking the Lot River, the Best Western Plus Hotel Divona provides stunning views of the Pont Valentré, yet you are only a short walk from the bustling town centre. A very modern hotel with air conditioning, it is quite a contrast to the very French style of this southern town, which lies at the heart of the Cahors wine region, where the Malbec grape rules. The town lies in a loop of the Lot River and there is a lively, colourful market on Wednesdays and Saturdays by the Cathedral.

All of the 38 rooms have a balcony, overlooking the Pont Valentre and offering a comfortable space for an extended stay, with queen or king size bed,  coffee maker, safe, mini bar, free high-speed Internet, and all in a warm wooden atmosphere.
There is also a  swimming pool, sauna and fitness center,

Pont Valentre, Cahors

Pont Valentre, Cahors

Cahors is a long established red wine based on the Malbec grape – long before the grape became fashionable in South America. Historically it tended to be a rich and quite tannic wine, but many local producers now offer a fruitier, more accessible style which nevertheless retains the essential character of the grape, sometimes matured in oak. In the town wine enthusiasts should visit Villa Malbec a tasting and information centre in Place Francois Mitterand as part of the Tourist Office.

Our wine recommendation is Domaine du Prince at Cournou, although there are many other small and larger producers to visit.

For more info on this modern Cahors hotel see Best Western Plus Hotel Divona

Cahors SNCF railway station is a short walk away – Train from Paris Austerlitz

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