To drive to Cahors from Toulouse, follow A62 north to the junction with N20 and continue on N20 north into Cahors.
Trains serve Cahors from Toulouse, Brive, and Montauban. You may have to transfer in neighboring towns. For train information and schedules, call tel. 08-92-35-35-35. There's infrequent bus service from some of the outlying villages, several of which are of historical interest, but it's vastly easier to drive.
The Office de Tourisme is on place François-Mitterrand (tel. 05-65-53-20-65; fax 05-65-53-20-74; www.tourisme-cahors.fr).
The Festival du Blues turns this town upside down for 3 days in mid-July, when blues groups, including some from the United States, descend. Most of the performances are open-air affairs, many free, with bands playing at cafes along the boulevard Gambetta. Formal concerts are usually at the Théâtre des Verdures, an open-air courtyard in the heart of the medieval city. Tickets are 20€ to 40€. For exact dates and information, contact the Office de Tourisme . For tickets, contact Cahors Blues Festival (tel. 05-65-20-87-83; www.cahorsbluesfestival.com).
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