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Bardigues is a small village in the Tarn-et-Garonne deparment of the Midi-Pyrenees region. It is close to the most beautiful village of Auvillar and the town of Moissac with its lovely cloister.

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France This Way review: although it is a small village, Bardigues is a pleasant destination with some pretty buildings, and a nice place for a stroll

Bardigues is a small village whose church unusually sits at the bottom of the village and then its streets wind uphill from here to the top of the village.

Its houses are an attractive mix of golden stone and colombage (half-timber) with pretty wooden shutters and the lower part of the village is edged with plane trees.


The church was built in the 19th century and contains a painting offered by the King in 1843 and another offered by the emperor in 1856.

You can see the remains of one of the telegraph towers that linked Bordeaux to Avignon by telegram. These used a system of semaphore to communicate from one tower to the next along the line. The towers were called 'Tour Chappe' after their inventor Claude Chappe.

Chateau de la Motte at Bardigues

A few hundred metres east of the centre of the village, the Chateau de la Motte is an impressive castle with its origins in the 14th century, although it was largely transformed in the 16th century.

The castle is occasionally open to visitors, typically for cultural events and the Journées de Patrimoine (heritage days in France).


Another good reason to visit Bardigues is to eat at the Iris Cafe (previously the Auberge de Bardigues). This is a lovely glass and metal structure with a huge terrace with great views over the countryside below.

Despite its modern style the cafe fits well with the old stone houses of the rest of the village. It is a lovely place to find yourself for a drink or meal and apparently the food is excellent too.

Places to visit nearby

Auvillar is one of France's classified "most beautiful villages" and is well worth the trip to see its circular market hall. These are virtually always rectangular and so this one is very unusual.

Moissac with its famously beautiful cloisters is the closest town to Bardigues. As well as its cloisters it has a pleasant centre.

The Chateau de Gramont with its mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture is to the south of Bardigues. As well as the castle you can visit its museum of honey.

You can find more travel ideas in the Tarn-et-Garonne guide and the Midi-Pyrenees guide.

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Address: Bardigues, Auvillar, Castelsarrasin, Midi-Pyrenees, 82340, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.040833, longitude 0.89

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