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Lauzerte and surrounding areas

Lauzerte, whose etymology means light, enlightened place, appears like a mirage to pilgrims walking the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela.

A historic, legendary path of spirituality and socio-cultural confluence, the Via Podiensis is crossed by a long-distance hiking trail, the GR 65, departing from Puy-en-Velay.

Lauzerte, which has welcomed since the 12th century. many pilgrims, marks the entrance of the path into the department. "Originally, the hill of Lauzerte was a Gallic oppidum. Its current name dates from around the year 1000. Taken from the Latin "lucerna", lamp, it designates an ideal position, visible from afar like a light. It is considered as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Lauzerte is a charming destination known for its sightseeing and delicious cuisine. It offers a range of attractions to travelers, including historical monuments, picturesque streets and stunning views. The town is home to a variety of restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy traditional French cuisine. 

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