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Allemans-du-Dropt travel guide

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Allemans-du-Dropt is a village on the banks of the Dropt River, to the south-west of Eymet in the northern Lot-et-Garonne.

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France This Way comment: although it is quite a small village that won't take you long to explore a stop is recommended when you are near Allemans-du-Dropt because it contains a few notable monuments of interest.

The Church of Saint Eutrope

This church is the highlight in the village. Dating from the 10th century, although much altered in later centuries, this church in the centre of Allemans-du-Dropt is unremarkable from the outside, but inside the walls are covered with many 15th century frescoes.

Frescoes in the church of Saint-Eutrope

These frescoes, painted in vivid colours, were rediscovered in 1935 and have now been largely restored - they represent various episodes from the bible, mostly the Last Judgement , and many have an almost startling modern quality about them (you can pay a euro to have the church lights turned on to see the frescoes properly!)

The castle

The castle was largely constructed in the 16th century but in part includes a much earlier building on the same site

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Market halls

There are two traditional French market halls in the village of Allemans-du-Dropt, the original market hall next to the church is constructed in wood, and a larger hall has also been built in stone - this is the prune hall, built in the 19th century and traditionally the centre for the local prune markets.

Prunes have historically been an important crop here, and are still widely grown in the region - typically moist 'half-dried' prunes marketed under the name of 'pruneaux d'agen' - try them, they are delicious!

Other sights

Before leaving Allemans-du-Dropt be sure to stroll down to the bridge across the River Dropt to enjoy the attractive setting, picturesque views along the river, and the old watermill. There is a cafe in the village (across the square from the church) but otherwise facilities are limited.

Prune hall in Allemans-du-Dropt

Attractions near Allemans-du-Dropt

The region around the village is quiet rolling countryside, and many of the most interesting sights are close to the Dropt river: see the Dropt Valley guide for details.

Explore elsewhere in the Dropt Valley. You can find more travel ideas in the Lot-et-Garonne guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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Map of Allemans-du-Dropt and places nearby

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Visit near Allemans-du-Dropt with France This Way reviews

Miramont-de-Guyenne

Miramont-de-Guyenne

Miramont is slightly removed from the tourist areas; visit on Monday when the market takes place if possible.

Miramont-de-Guyenne guide
Eymet

Eymet

The bastide town of Eymet,south of Bergerac, has some lovely medieval houses and an attractive seting on the Dropt river

Eymet guide
Duras

Duras

Duras is a quiet town that is above all known for the local wine and the Chateau de Duras in the town

Duras guide
Lauzun

Lauzun

Lauzun has a small castle, but ist main interest is its position in the valley of the Dropt River and the attractions nearby

Lauzun guide
Monsegur

Monsegur

The bastide town of Monsegur, in the Dropt Valley, has a substantial part of its original fortifications intact

Monsegur guide
Marmande

Marmande

The town of Marmande is not usually visited by tourists but if you are passing be sure to stop and take a look

Marmande guide

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Address: Allemans-du-Dropt, Lauzun, Marmande, Aquitaine, 47800, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.627778, longitude 0.29

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