Miramont-de-Guyenne, Lot-et-Garonne: tourism & sightseeing
Visit Miramont-de-Guyenne (Aquitaine, France)
Miramont-de-Guyenne is a traditional bastide town, founded by the English King Edward I at the end of the 13th century. The town is situated in the Dropt Valley, south-west of Eymet and in the northern part of the Lot-et-Garonne department.
Although the layout of the town still largely follows the original grid pattern typical of a bastide town, in fact it was so badly damaged during the Hundred Years War that the town was 'refounded' in 1494. In the 19th century the town had a period of prosperity based on the manufacture of sheepskin slippers.
It doesn't take long to explore Miramont today, but is a pleasant place for a stroll around the traditional arcaded centre and market hall where you will also find a selection of shops and restaurants, and to see the Town Hall in the town centre.
There are two churches of note in Miramont: the quaint 13th century Church of Beffery; and the 19th century Church of Saint-Marie best known for its modern stained glass windows using a vibrant colour now called 'Miramont blue'.
The tower of the church no longer seems to be part of the 'main' building but stands a few feet away - this is because the original church foundations were not strong enough, and after threatening to collapse the church was closed from 1929, then subsequently restored in 1962, but with a space between the church and the original belltower.
The weekly market in Miramont-de-Guyenne takes place on a monday morning.
Attractions close to Miramont
Although quiet itself, Miramont is with in the Dropt valley that contains a good number of interesting towns and villages - see Dropt Valley for details of many of these.
The town of Bergerac, about 30 kilometres away, is a lively town with an attractive historical centre on the banks of the Dordogne river.
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Address: Miramont-de-Guyenne, Lauzun, Marmande, Aquitaine, 47800, France || GPS: latitude 44.6025, longitude 0.361944
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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby
- Parc et potager de Pouthet: remarkable garden (8 km)
- Jardins de Beauchamp: remarkable garden (19 km)
- Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame: remarkable garden (19 km)
- Ets Latour-Marliac: remarkable garden (28 km)
- Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot): religious monument (29 km)
- Bergerac: ville fleurie 4* (29 km)
- Jardins du Sardy: remarkable garden (35 km)
- Pujols: most beautiful village (35 km)
- Montcaret Archaeological site: national monument (37 km)
Market days in Miramont-de-Guyenne, France
Regular market(s) are held in Miramont-de-Guyenne each Monday.
A seasonal market is held in Miramont-de-Guyenne on Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Miramont-de-Guyenne (Francais)