Agen tourism and travel guide

Photo of Agen in Lot-et-Garonne

Visit Agen: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The principal town in Lot-et-Garonne, Agen is pleasant to explore if not a 'tourist town'

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Agen. For detailed visitor information see the Agen travel guide.

Agen is situated in the Lot-et-Garonne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Lot-et-Garonne department (general information: Agen is 534 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caudecoste at 13 km and Puymirol at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Agen, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Agen in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot-et-Garonne

Map of places to visit near Agen

Markets in and near Agen

Market days in Agen: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Agen: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Bon-Encontre: market Sunday (2km)
  • Layrac: market Friday (8km)
  • Astaffort: market Monday (15km)
  • Pujols: market Sunday (21km)
  • Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot: market Friday (22km)
  • Valence, Castelsarrasin: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Nerac: market Saturday (24km)
  • Castelmoron-sur-Lot: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Aiguillon: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)

More information about Agen, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Agen, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Agen.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Gramont Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Layrac) (8km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie (Aubiac) (8km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Maurin (Saint-Maurin) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Ets Latour-Marliac (21km)
  • Jardin et arboretum de Coursiana (26km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin (41km)
  • Jardins de Beauchamp (50km)
  • Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Fontirou (13km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Aquitaine (9km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Blaziert (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Agen

Canton: Agen

Arrondissement: Agen

Department: Lot-et-Garonne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 47000

Distance to Agen

from Agen (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 534 km

from Calais: 756 km

from Nice: 535 km

from Bordeaux: 119 km

from Strasbourg: 732 km

Getting here

Agen is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at Bordeaux or Bergerac. To drive from the UK allow around 10-11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Agen from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boe, Bon-Encontre, Brax, Castelculier, Colayrac-Saint-Cirq, Estillac, Foulayronnes, Lafox, Le Passage, Pont-du-Casse and Roquefort.

This page in French: Visiter Agen