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Visit Pellegrue (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)

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The small pilgrim town of Pellegrue is north-west from Duras, in the north-eastern part of the Gironde department of south-west France. It falls towards the western end of the peaceful Dropt valley. Pellegrue is a bastide town set in the rolling vineyards of the Bordeaux region, and has some interesting historical buildings to discover.

Explore Pellegrue

A visit to Pellegrue will usually be combined with a visit to the nearby Saint-Ferme Abbey.

Church in Pellegrue

Start your visit by strolling around the streets of the old village. Buildings that will attract your attention include the market hall (constructed in iron to a 19th century design, like the one at Monsegur to the south) and the clock-bell tower on the tourist office building for example.

Next head through the quiet village streets and traditional stone houses towards the top of the hill where you can see the church. The Church of Saint Andre in Pellegrue dates in part from the 12th century.

The front of the church once had a belfry on top, destroyed in the 19th century then subsequently replaced by a curious belltower to the left (north) of the church. Archaeological work around the church discovered evidence that this area was occupied since at least Roman times, and that various other buildings have stood in this same location, including an earlier church, a priory and a castle.

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Abbey of Saint Ferme

The most attractive and interesting building is found a few kilometres south of Pellegrue (on the road to Monsegur) at the benedictine Abbey of Saint Ferme. In part dating from the 12th century, in roman stryle, and part from a rebuilding following the Wars of Religion (around 1615), the abbey is an imposing structure with interesting carved decorative features.

After admiring the carvings inside the abbey take the little passage to the right of the main entrance to see the attractive open courtyard on the right.

Saint-Ferme abbey

Attractions nearby

There are several places and villages of interest nearby that you will discover along the Dropt valley nearby, such as the church at Allemans-du-Dropt and the chateau at Duras. An unmissable destination is the delightful town of Saint-Emilion at 25 kilometres north-west of Pellegrue and a UNESCO listed world heritage site.

Explore elsewhere in the Dropt Valley. You can find more travel ideas in the Gironde guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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Map of Pellegrue and places nearby

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Monsegur

Monsegur

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

Monsegur guide
Eynesse

Eynesse

A nice place to stroll down to the banks of the Dordogne river - although there is not much else in this tiny village

Eynesse 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
Montcaret

Montcaret

At Montcaret you can visit the archaeological site of a Roman villa to see ancient mosaics

Montcaret guide
Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy

The Jardins de Sardy to the wet of Bergerac are one of our favourite gardens to visit in the region

Les Jardins de Sardy guide
Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

The layout of the town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne still follows its original medieval plan almost exactly

Sauveterre-de-Guyenne guide

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Address: Pellegrue, Langon, Aquitaine, 33790, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.744167, longitude 0.076111

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Montcaret Archaeological site: national monument (13 km)
  • Jardins du Sardy: remarkable garden (13 km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion): religious monument (25 km)
  • Saint-Emilion: heritage site (25 km)
  • Parc et potager de Pouthet: remarkable garden (27 km)
  • Jardins de Beauchamp: remarkable garden (27 km)
  • Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame: remarkable garden (27 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps): religious monument (29 km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey: national monument (31 km)
  • La Sauve Majeure abbaye (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (31 km)
  • La Sauve église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (31 km)
  • Cadillac Chateau: national monument (33 km)

The French version of this page is at Pellegrue (Francais)

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