The dramatic Pont de Valentré, Cahor's 14th Century bridge, was the back drop of the silent march against the shale gas plans.
The plans in the Lot are titled the Permis de Cahors and covers a region that extends from north of Montauban, past Cahors and towards Brive la Gaillarde.
Shale gas drilling involves the injection of high pressure fluids into the rock, forcing the gas to the service, but it's a technique that leaves many questions behind.
Worries over where the fluids eventually end up are high, as examples in the US exist of the water table being poisoned and the countryside being damaged.
The silent march in Cahors was one of a number of protests and information evenings that have taken place recently in the region as opposition grows.
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