Montpezat-de-Quercy, a medieval town in the heart of the Quercy wine-growing area!
Full of character
Sitting on a hill amid vineyards and orchards, the town of Montpezat-de-Quercy, once surrounded by a wall interspersed with 4 gates, was built on the last foothills of Quercy.
Its white stone houses, tiered above the ramparts, hug the Gothic Collegiate Church built in the 14th century by Cardinal Desprès. Inside are some unique Flemish tapestries that evoke the life of Saint Martin and his legend.
In the heart of the village, you will see the town gate dating back to the 14th century, classified as a historical monument, the Canons’ House from the 15th and 17th centuries, houses from the Middle Ages, the square in front of the town hall, other more tucked-away squares, and finally, the 17th-century Ursulines cloister during your stroll.
Guided tours are organized in July and August and on reservation.
The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin
A jewel of Montpezat-de-Quercy heritage, the Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin, built in the middle of the 14th century by Cardinal Desprès, is a beautiful example of southern Gothic architecture, with its unique nave with five bays opening on a choir with angled corners and punctuated by eight side chapels between mighty buttresses.
A must-see Tarn-et-Garonne treasure: the tapestries in the Collegiate Church, 5 magnificent wall hangings telling the story of Saint Martin in the superb setting of the choir, recently renovated to accommodate this unique piece of history dating back nearly 500 years.
Church of Saux
Located in a wooded area, this church is reached by a dirt road. Radiant and proud in a superb cream color, it rises amid this landscape where wolves once roamed. You’ll love its walls, cupolas, chapels and choir, illustrated with high-quality frescoes not discovered until 1954!
The scenes and characters illustrate subjects from the Bible, from the Old and New Testament. Various painters continued the work until the 16th century, which explains the differences in style.
Winegrowers in Quercy
In the heart of Quercy, there is a small wine-growing area, hidden but accessible, where you will experience a simple and authentic encounter with passionate winegrowers in search of quality who respect the environment and the land. There is a family spirit, well anchored in local history.
An invitation to discover new flavors, a feast for the eyes and a feast for the taste buds.
PDO wines since 2011.
Musée du Combattant
Once the chapel of the nuns in the Ursuline convent, this beautiful building opens its doors today as a veterans museum. A handful of volunteer veterans have taken up the task to revive these memories.
The museum recounts the 1st and 2nd World Wars, as well as the colonial wars, and there is a large section devoted to the Algerian war with numerous archives.
You can visit in July and August, and the rest of the year by appointment at the tourist office.
Need a gourmet break?
Stop off at Montpezat-de-Quercy; the village has three restaurants: La Table du Cardinal, Au Local and Le Pré de Montpezat. You will also find an open-air restaurant, as well as a small supermarket, a bakery and a weekly market.