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Visit Roquecor (Occitanie, France)

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Roquecor is a small "perched village" (a village high on a hill) to the south-east of Villeneuve-sur-Lot and in the west of the Tarn-et-Garonne department of France.

Explore Roquecor

France This Way comment: it is true that Roquecor is almost a 'one street' village but there are lots of nice houses as well as good views across the countryside so we recommend you visit for a stroll when you are in the region.

Mairie in Roquecor

The main centre of the village includes the church, with a nice rose window, a cafe, and a war memorial - full credit to the village for its war memorial which is painted to be a realistic soldier and very well maintained.

From here you can wlk along the main street passed a good number of attractive stone houses, some preserving their original arcades. Several of the houses have photos of what they looked like in the past, helping to recall the history of Roquecor and you will notice that many of the houses appear unchanged over the years.

The mairie is also close to the centre of the village and a curious building: from afar you might briefly think it is a medieval tower but as you get closer you start to think it is not quite right! In fact it is a 19th century building broadly based on a medieval tower...

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Behind the mairie there is a viewpoint across the valley and fields below. The town have built an attractive viewing platform including a large metal rectangle that frames the view - well done to whoever came up with the idea, it works very well!

Still in the village centre you can follow a path to the Roc de Nobio. This is a small troglodyte site below a cliff, where it is said that long ago a large boulder fell during some wedding celebrations, sealing forever the newly-wed couple and their friends in a cave.

If you follow the road out of Roquecor towards the north-east you can see a traditional lavoir, now recently renovated.

View across Tarn-et-Garonne countryside from Roquecor

Attractions nearby

This region has lots of villages such as Frespech and Bourg-de-Visa that individually are small and don't take long to explore, but together form an attractive group.

Among our favourite villages not far from Roquecor are Montaigu-de-Quercy and Tournon d'Agenais to the north-east and Penne-d'Agenais to the north-west.

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

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Map of Roquecor and places nearby

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Address: Roquecor, Montaigu-de-Quercy, Castelsarrasin, Midi-Pyrenees, 82150, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.322778, longitude 0.944167

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

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