Notable sites and buildings


Situated on a rocky outcrop between the valleys of the Lot and the Garonne, Montjoi is a village of half-timbered houses and lovely all-round views.

Perched on its rocky ridge, the bastide of Montjoi was founded in the 13th century by Alphonse de Poitiers. It is a haven of peace, traversed by little paved roads bordered by elegant houses built of Quercy stone and red Midi brick. Whether walking the “chemin rond” overlooking the surrounding countryside and the Séoune valley, passing through the 14th century Gothic entrance archway, or walking alongside the half-timbered houses of corbelled construction dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, visitors cannot fail to be charmed by this medieval village.