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Lot-et-Garonne places to visit and attractions
Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Lot-et-Garonne department of Aquitaine. See also our Lot-et-Garonne travel guide.
The principal town in Lot-et-Garonne, Agen is pleasant to explore if not a 'tourist town'
Although small, Allemans-du-Dropt has a few monuments of interest of which our favourite is the church with its medieval frescoes.
In the center of Barbaste you can see a 13th century fortified mill and a 12th century bridge
Beauville is one of several very small but pretty villages in the heart of the countryside
Towards the south of Lot-et-Garonne, Casteljloux has a small historic centre and a popula spa treatment centre
Castillonnes is another Lot-et-Garonne bastide town, rather less touristic than most of the others
Caudecoste is just one of the scenic villages along the border between Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne
Chateau de Bonaguil
The medieval Chateau-de-Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland setting, is one of our favourite castles in France
Chateau de Fumel
The Chateau de Fumel is not open to the public but a walk through the adjacent gardens can be pleasant in spring
Chateau de Gavaudun
Chateau de Gavaudun, a ruined medieval castle, sits high on a rock in the scenic Gavaudun Valley
Duras is a quiet town that is above all known for the local wine and the Chateau de Duras in the town
Frespech is another in the cluster of picturesque villages typical of this region
Laroque-Timbaut is one of our favourite tiny villags in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne
Lauzun has a small castle, but ist main interest is its position in the valley of the Dropt River and the attractions nearby
The town of Marmande is not usually visited by tourists but if you are passing be sure to stop and take a look
The small town of Mezin has a charming central market square with a fortified church
Miramont is slightly removed from the tourist areas; visit on Monday when the market takes place if possible.
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the 13th century bastide town of Monflanquin has an attractive arcaded central square
The quiet town of Nerac in the southern Lot-et-Garonne is ideally visited on Saturday, market day
The street up through the historic centre of Penne d'Agenais leads you to the imposing, if quite recent, basilica on the hill.
The scenic village of Poudenas has a bridge across the small river and a castle with large gardens to visit
The small village of Pujols manages to squeeze a great deal of character, interesting houses and lovely views for such a small village!
Not far from Agen, the small town of Puymirol has a good number of interesting medieval houses in its old town
Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois is a fortified village with a church on a hilltop west of Agen
The steep streets of Tournon d'Agenais lead you around the historic centre of one of our favourite villages in central Lot-et-Garonne
Villeneuve de Mezin
This tiny village is just one of several in the northern Gascony region that have a fortified ancient church.
In Villeneuve-sur-Lot it is the views from th bridge across the river, the bastide square and the church that are of interest to visitors
Villereal is one of our favourite medieval bastide towns, with an impressive wooden market hall occupying the centre of the main market square
For more information see the Lot-et-Garonne guide
Market towns & days in Lot-et-Garonne
all markets in morning unless otherwise stated
Agen: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday
Aiguillon: Tuesday & Friday
Casteljaloux: Tuesday & Saturday
Castillonnes: Friday (high seasin only)
Duras: Thursday (high seasin only)
Duras: Saturday & Monday
Miramont-de-Guyenne: Friday (high seasin only)
Sauveterre-la-Lemance: Wednesday (high seasin only)
Tonneins: Wednesday & Saturday
Villereal: Wednesday (high seasin only)
Selected tourist attractions in the Lot-et-Garonne department
The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...
Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)
Nerac: Tourist guide
Abbaye de Saint Maurin (Saint-Maurin)
Eglise de Saint Martin (Layrac)
Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot)
Eglise de Sainte Marie (Aubiac)
Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech)
Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax)
Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"
Monflanquin: Tourist guide
Pujols: Tourist guide
UNESCO world heritage sites
Agen cathédrale St Caprais (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide