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Villeneuve-de-Mezin is located on the southern border of the Lot-et-Garonne department of Aquitaine, south-east of the department capital, Agen, and about 20 kilometres south of Nerac. The village is part of the commune of Lannes and is on the border with the Gers department, so it also forms part of the ancient Gascony region.

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Villeneuve-de-Mezin itself is a small, sleepy village set in the peaceful countryside of the 'Pays d'Albret', and is included here as typical of many little villages in the region.

Side of the church in Villeneuve-de-Mezin

It won't take long for a little stroll in the village (rather, a large hamlet): the main reason to stop here is to see the Church of Saint-Jean, a fortified church which dates from the end of the 12th century.

The church of Saint-Jean in Villeneuve-de-Mezin is interesting because it was once part of the fortifications of the village, and is thought to have originally been the castle keep. The entrance of the church preserves its original roman style arches and decorations.

Above the church in the same building there is a large room which is where the soldiers were originally based, reached by way of a staircase within the facade of the church. The staircase also gives access to further defences higher up in the church.

Inside the church you can see some traces of ancient frescoes as well as other wall and ceiling paintings.

There is also a restored lavoir and a fountain to see in the centre of Villeneuve-de-Mezin.

Centre of the village of Villeneuve-de-Mezin

Local highlights

There are several other hamlets and small villages in the region, each with their own individual characteristics and typically being a cluster of houses around a small church, and together giving a good impression of the peaceful agricultural France of previous centuries. Mezin itself is close by and has an attractive centre with arcaded houses and a church.

Close to the south there is a cluster of classified 'most beautiful villages in France' with Fources, just a few kilometres from Villeneuve-de-Mezin, being the closest. The village of Larressingle is close by and a very interesting example of a fortified village.

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

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Map of Villeneuve de Mezin and places nearby

Visit near Villeneuve de Mezin with France This Way reviews

Mezin

Mezin

The small town of Mezin has a charming central market square with a fortified church

Mezin guide
Poudenas

Poudenas

The scenic village of Poudenas has a bridge across the small river and a castle with large gardens to visit

Poudenas guide
Fources

Fources

Fources, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' is unusual in being a bastide town that follows a circular layout

Fources guide
Larressingle

Larressingle

Larressingle is a perfect medieval fortified village, with the defensive walls around the town still almost completely intact

Larressingle guide
Condom

Condom

In the town of Condom it is the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre and historic centre that is of interest to visitors

Condom guide
Montreal-du-Gers

Montreal-du-Gers

After exploring the picturesque village at Montreal-du-Gers you can visit the Roman Villa of Seviac nearby

Montreal-du-Gers guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot-et-Garonne

Address: Lannes, Mézin, Nérac, Aquitaine, 47170, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.036111, longitude 0.294167

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Fources: most beautiful village (7 km)
  • Larressingle: most beautiful village (10 km)
  • Beaumont sur l'Osee pont d'Artigues (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (11 km)
  • Nerac: secteur sauvegarde (11 km)
  • Montreal-du-Gers: most beautiful village (12 km)
  • Jardin et arboretum de Coursiana: remarkable garden (17 km)
  • La Romieu Collegiale St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (17 km)
  • Blaziert: ville fleurie 4* (18 km)
  • Walibi Aquitaine: theme park (24 km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie (Aubiac): religious monument (24 km)
  • Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax): religious monument (28 km)
  • Lectoure: recommended detour (29 km)

The French version of this page is at Villeneuve de Mezin (Francais)

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