Albas is a Lot town, in the Occitan region, about 20 km west of Cahors.
The historic heart of the village developed on a cliff overlooking a loop of the river, on the left bank of the Lot, and its history is linked to this strategic situation.
A first castle was built at the beginning of the second millennium, becoming more residential from the 13th century, when the bishops of Cahors made it one of their homes.
Port popular with boatmen, Albas became one of the capitals of the Cahors appellation vineyard in the twentieth century. It also produces truffles. The charm of the small town rich in views over the valley, like its artisans, also makes it a popular stop of tourists.
Albas, by its heritage as its unique setting, certainly deserves a stop for anyone staying in Quercy.