history : The name of 'Cardaillac' was mentioned for the first time
during the VIII century, but the reputation of the village takes its
roots in the middle ages, when the family of Cardaillac was one of the
most powerful in the region. The English took the place in 1356 and
left 30 years later. During the XVI century, the population converted
to protestantism and the place remained protestant for a long time.
You can visit the fort and even one of the two remaining roman towers.
You will find many explanations (as long as you can read french...),
concerning the history of the place. There is also the 'Musee Eclate'
in Cardaillac, organised by volunteers. It may help you to discover the
economic activity of the region as it was one or two centuries ago. The
fragmented disposition of the museum is such, that you will have the
opportunity to walk all over the place and discover step by step an
unexpected dense historical site.
The are also shops (grocer's, baker, garage, hair-dresser,
hotel-restaurant, cafe, post-office) in the village, and if you need
more, the town of Figeac is only 9 km away. During summer time, the
village is very alive and it is perhaps the best time to discover the
other near magnificent historical sites of the region (Rocamadour, Padirac, Saint Cyr
Lapopie, Figeac ...).
Now if you intend to visit the Musee Eclate, check the opening hours here.
We also have a map
to help you find your way to Cardaillac.