Cabrerets

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Cabrerets
Road to Cabrerets
Road to Cabrerets
Location of Cabrerets
Cabrerets is located in France
Cabrerets
Cabrerets
Cabrerets is located in Occitanie
Cabrerets
Cabrerets
Coordinates: 44°30′25″N 1°39′19″E / 44.5069°N 1.6553°E / 44.5069; 1.6553Coordinates: 44°30′25″N 1°39′19″E / 44.5069°N 1.6553°E / 44.5069; 1.6553
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementCahors
CantonCausse et Vallées
IntercommunalityGrand Cahors
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Dominique Segond
Area
1
43.38 km2 (16.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
229
 • Density5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
46040 /46330
Elevation130–367 m (427–1,204 ft)
(avg. 1,301 m or 4,268 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cabrerets (Languedocien: Crabairet) is a commune in the Lot department in southwestern France.

The village of Cabrerets derives its name from cabre, meaning goat in the Occitan language.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006228—    
2007231+1.3%
2008228−1.3%
2009236+3.5%
2010231−2.1%
2011228−1.3%
2012224−1.8%
2013224+0.0%
2014230+2.7%
2015230+0.0%
2016229−0.4%

Geography[edit]

The village lies at the confluence of the rivers Sagne and Célé, at the foot of the Rochecourbe cliffs. The village also forms part of the pilgrimage route for those travelling to Santiago de Compostella and is the final stop before Cahors.

History[edit]

The overhanging cliffs that dominate the town are home to a ruined castle, built by the English and also known as the château du diable ("devil's castle"). The castle was first mentioned in a document dating from 1259, and was the medieval home of the lords of Barsac. In 1380, during the Hundred Years' War, it fell into the hands of a force from Aquitaine controlled by the English. It was liberated ten years later by Jean d'Hébrard, lord of Saint-Sulpice, who subsequently ordered its demolition.

The nearby Pech Merle cave is home to prehistoric cave paintings, being one of the few prehistoric sites in France which remain open to the general public.

The Château de Cabrerets has been listed since 1996 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Construction began in the early years of the 16th century.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture listing