Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois travel guide

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The village of Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois is on a hill in the countryside just a few kilometres south-west of Agen.

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The village is small and easy to explore - the village has a historic centre which still retains some of its original defence walls and includes a church and a ring of houses.

Historic entrance to Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois

The church spire is its most unusual feature: it is an octagonal spire on a square tower, and the spire is built entirely of stone (no tiles). We have seen a good number of churches with roofs made of lauze (slabs of stone used as tiles) but I don't remember ever seeing a church with a spire carved out of blocks of stone! On the entrance to the church you can see some traditional stone carvings.

From various places in the village there are views across the countryside of the Lot-et-Garonne department: if you leave the village in any direction you will see them! You will also notice several small traditional buildings such as pigeonnieres.

From next to the main entrance to the village you can also follow the Chemin de Ronde around the outside of the ramparts, another way to enjoy the surrounding scenery.

Traditional pigeonnier on edge of Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois

Attractions nearby

Agen is a busy regional town, although not usually thought of as a tourist attraction. Most visitors will prefer to explore the historic town of Nérac to the west. There are a multitude of small traditional villages you will come across as you explore the countryside - we suggest you include the fortified mill at Barbaste and the fortified village a Larressingle in your trip.

You can find more travel ideas in the Lot-et-Garonne guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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The principal town in Lot-et-Garonne, Agen is pleasant to explore if not a 'tourist town'

Agen guide


The quiet town of Nerac in the southern Lot-et-Garonne is ideally visited on Saturday, market day

Nerac guide


In the center of Barbaste you can see a 13th century fortified mill and a 12th century bridge

Barbaste guide


Caudecoste is just one of the scenic villages along the border between Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne

Caudecoste guide
Latour-Marliac waterlily garden

Latour-Marliac waterlily garden

The Latour-Marliac waterlily garden has a stunning collection of waterlilies and a garden and is where Monet bought his waterlilies for Giverny.

Latour-Marliac waterlily garden guide


Not far from Agen, the small town of Puymirol has a good number of interesting medieval houses in its old town

Puymirol guide

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Address: Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois, Laplume, Agen, Aquitaine, 47310, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.178611, longitude 0.516389

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Walibi Aquitaine: theme park (5 km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie (Aubiac): religious monument (5 km)
  • Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax): religious monument (9 km)
  • Agen cathédrale St Caprais (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (9 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Layrac): religious monument (13 km)
  • Nerac: secteur sauvegarde (15 km)
  • Grottes de Fontirou: site of natural beauty (20 km)
  • Jardin et arboretum de Coursiana: remarkable garden (22 km)
  • La Romieu Collegiale St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (22 km)
  • Ets Latour-Marliac: remarkable garden (22 km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot): religious monument (25 km)
  • Pujols: most beautiful village (27 km)

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