Marminiac travel guide

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Marminiac is situated in the west of the Lot department of south-west France, to the north-east of the town of Villefranche-du-Périgord in a region known for its attractive countryside of forested hills and small farms.

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France This Way review: Marminiac is a small village, and not a place you would travel far to visit, but if you are nearby or passing through the village it has a pretty and traditional centre with a few sights of interest

Tour des Anglais in Marminiac village centre

The most notable structure in Marminiac is the large square tower called the Tour des Anglais, a four storey tower built in the local yellow stone. There was a castle here from the 13th century, but the rest of the castle was destroyed during the Hundred Years War. Although partly original, the current tower is in part a 15th century reconstruction.

Another building very typical of the region is the market hall in the centre of Marminiac, supported by stone columns.

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The Church of Saint-Vincent, with its entrance below a large square tower, is built in the same yellow stone as the houses in the village. The main part of the church was built in the 13th century, and the two low sides were added in the 19th century. It is a fortified church that played a defensive role in Marminiac during the Hundred Years War.

Elsewhere in the village you can see some charming houses and gardens, and peer through a gate to see a small castle (not open to the public). This is the Chateau de Bonafous, rebuilt in the 19th century, on the site of the original castle (it is named for the Bonafous family, who owned the castle from the early 15th century to the early 19th century)

There is a cafe in the centre of Marminiac where you can sit and enjoy the scenery.

Church Saint-Vincent in Marminiac

Attractions nearby

The nearest tourist office is at Cazals, a few kilometres from here.

There are no major towns close to Marminiac, but there are several small villages which are pleasant to explore such as Daglan and Saint-Pompon. Further north, around Domme you can visit many of the most visited locations in the Dordogne department.

You can find more travel ideas in the Lot guide and the Midi-Pyrenees guide.

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The Jardins de l'Albarede

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Domme

Domme

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Address: Marminiac, Cazals, Cahors, Midi-Pyrenees, 46250, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.6667, longitude 1.1947

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Jardin de la Daille: remarkable garden (5 km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède: remarkable garden (14 km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien): religious monument (15 km)
  • Domme: most beautiful village (15 km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon: remarkable garden (15 km)
  • La Roque-Gageac: most beautiful village (18 km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac: remarkable garden (18 km)
  • Belves: most beautiful village (19 km)
  • Jardin de Conty: remarkable garden (19 km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves): religious monument (19 km)
  • Beynac: most beautiful village (20 km)
  • Gourdon: recommended detour (23 km)

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