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Agen tourism and travel guide

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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'

Agen is situated in the Lot-et-Garonne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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!

Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois

Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois is a fortified village with a church on a...

See Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois guide
Caudecoste

Caudecoste

at 13 km (direction south-east)

Caudecoste is just one of the scenic villages along the border...

See Caudecoste guide
Puymirol

Puymirol

at 14 km (direction east)

Not far from Agen, the small town of Puymirol has...

See Puymirol guide
Laroque-Timbaut

Laroque-Timbaut

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

Laroque-Timbaut is one of our favourite tiny villags in the heart of...

See Laroque-Timbaut guide
 
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Dunes

Dunes

at 17 km (direction south-east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Not well known as a tourist destination, we found Dunes to be...

See Dunes guide
Donzac

Donzac

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The red-brick architecture and unusual church tower add to...

See Donzac guide
Frespech

Frespech

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

Frespech is another in the cluster of picturesque villages...

See Frespech guide
Pujols

Pujols

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

The small village of Pujols manages to squeeze a...

See Pujols guide
Latour-Marliac waterlily garden

Latour-Marliac waterlily garden

Garden at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

The Latour-Marliac waterlily garden has a stunning collection of waterlilies and...

See Latour-Marliac waterlily garden guide
Beauville

Beauville

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Beauville is one of several very small but pretty...

See Beauville guide
Nerac

Nerac

at 23 km (direction west)

The quiet town of Nerac in the southern Lot-et-Garonne is ideally...

See Nerac guide
Valence-d'Agen

Valence-d'Agen

at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Valence d'Agen has no important monuments but is an enjoyable unspoiled...

See Valence-d'Agen guide
Montjoi

Montjoi

at 24 km (direction east), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Monjoi is a very unspoiled small village that preserves a great deal...

See Montjoi guide
Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Villeneuve-sur-Lot

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

In Villeneuve-sur-Lot it is the views from th bridge across the river,...

See Villeneuve-sur-Lot guide

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

Map of places to visit near Agen

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Agen, France

What to do at Agen? 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)
  • Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame (50km)
  • Jardins de Beauchamp (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)
 
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Geography and distances

Agen is 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).

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

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

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