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Interesting History

The Maison and the Fountaine are on the far side of the Pont de Valentre, so if you walk across the... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
FiveDockDiner
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Sydney
Living history still in use.

What an excellent find, after looking for a good vantage point to view the Pont we arrived just by... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
217peterm
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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May 5, 2018
“Interesting History”
Aug 9, 2017
“Living history still in use.”
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The Maison and the Fountaine are on the far side of the Pont de Valentre, so if you walk across the bridge, continue down the path along the river to access them. The history and the function of both is interesting.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

What an excellent find, after looking for a good vantage point to view the Pont we arrived just by this site, ancient shrine to a Celtic goddess, used by Romans, and still in use today. This is one of the must see sites in Cahors

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Cahors will not take long to visit the attractions (bridge and cathedral!). Having made the effort to view Pont Valentre from the riverside, walk the few extra yards to this visitor attraction. It will not take long and provides a interesting history on how this...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Since it is free to the public and the displays are ok but all in French, one can only imagine how this pump house helped in developing Cahors in the 19th century or read about it in the free brochure. the large-scale equipment is pretty...More

Thank Harold J
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Produces one million cubic metres of water per year - giving all inhabitants of Cahors drinking water. An exceptional place. The Maison d'eau was closed but that really didn't matter as it was this wonderful power of nature that we wanted to see. One can...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2015

The ancient fountain, probably dedicated to the celtic Goddess Divona, witnesses that in this place people practiced the cult of water. In Middle Ages it was renamed the fountain of the Carthusians. Nowadays it feeds the city's drinking water.

Thank Sara G
Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Fontaine des Chartreux offer crystal clear waters and a lovely setting with a foot bridge. The Maison d'eau was closed when we visited except for the cafe on the other side of the building and the views of the bridge are amazing from there.More

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Romain P, Office de Tourisme Cahors/Saint-Cirq Lapopie at Maison de l'eau et Fontaine des Chartreux, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2015

Hi, Thanks for your advice. Do you know than people living in Cahors drink its water from many centuries ? Too bad the Maison de l'Eau was closed when you came here, there is a very interesting exhibition about the bridge and the water. Hope...More

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