Gourdon is the capital of Bouriane, which is in the Quercy region, next to Périgord.
When we think about the history of the Pays de Gourdon, we always think back to prehistoric times (the Cougnac caves). But it was during the Middle Ages that the power of the local aristocracy and the craftsmen reached its peak.
In Gourdon, the medieval influences can still be seen: its fortified gate, its half-timbered houses, its narrow streets winding up to the forecourt of the former castle…
During the vibrant medieval festivals that are held each year at the beginning of August, the medieval town echoes to the sounds of clashing swords and the songs of the troubadours.