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Le Pin is a quiet village in the Tarn-et-Garonne close to the 'most beautiful village' of Auvillar. It has a beautiful chateau with fairy-tale like spires and an impressive gate-house. These are private and not open for visits.

Exploring Le Pin

The majority of the village runs along a main street with the church on one side and some pretty houses on the other, including some with arcades to the front.

The church is set in a large grassy area planted with trees and bushes adding to the appeal of the village.

Le Pin, Tarn-et-GaronneA little lower in the village is the Chateau of Saint Roch with a lovely slate roof boasting a number of pointed turrets and giving it a fairy-tale-like appearance. It is built in a Neo-renaissance style.

The castle is private and not able to be visited. It is also quite difficult to see as it is surrounded by large trees, however as you drive down from the village you can get some not bad views of it.

From the village centre if you walk towards the castle on the road at the top of the village you come to the gatehouse of the castle and another lovely building with a stripy pattern built into its brickwork. Surrounding the castle is an English-style park.

Places to Visit Nearby

The 'most beautiful village' of Auvillar is close to Le-Pin. As well as being very attractive Auvillar boasts a very unusual circular market hall.

Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, with its brick-built castle and attractive central square is about 7 km away and of course Moissac with its spectacular cloisters, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world is just 16km away.

22km to the west is the town of Dunes which was a suprise to me. This must be one of the best kept secrets of Gascony as it receives little publicity and yet has a beautiful medieval centre.

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

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Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave

Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave

The castle and the arcaded buildings around the central square are among the places of interest in Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave

Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave guide
Bardigues

Bardigues

Bardigues is a small village, very pleasant to stroll along the main street and to enjoy the views

Bardigues guide
Auvillar

Auvillar

The lovely village of Auvillar has a very unusual round market hall in the village centre

Auvillar guide
Saint-Antoine

Saint-Antoine

The most unique charateristic in the pretty village of Saint-Antoine are the painted walls inside the church, a very unusual site nowadays although common 500 years ago

Saint-Antoine guide
Valence-d'Agen

Valence-d'Agen

Valence d'Agen has no important monuments but is an enjoyable unspoiled small town to explore

Valence-d'Agen guide
Moissac

Moissac

Moissac might go unnoticed except it has the 12th century Abbey Church of Saint-Pierre, and one of the loveliest cloisters in France

Moissac guide

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Address: Pin, Auvillar, Castelsarrasin, Midi-Pyrenees, 82340, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.0361111, longitude 0.9688889

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Auvillar: most beautiful village (7 km)
  • Moissac abbatiale St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (12 km)
  • Gramont Chateau: national monument (20 km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Maurin (Saint-Maurin): religious monument (20 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Layrac): religious monument (27 km)
  • Lauzerte: most beautiful village (28 km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin: remarkable garden (28 km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour): religious monument (29 km)
  • Lectoure: recommended detour (30 km)
  • Montauban: secteur sauvegarde (31 km)
  • Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax): religious monument (31 km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech): religious monument (33 km)

The French version of this page is at Le-Pin (Francais)

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