Lot-et-Garonne places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Lot-et-Garonne department of Aquitaine. See also our Lot-et-Garonne travel guide


photo of Agen

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

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photo of Allemans-du-Dropt

Although small, Allemans-du-Dropt has a few monuments of interest of which our favourite is the church with its medieval frescoes.

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photo of Barbaste

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

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photo of Beauville

Beauville is one of several very small but pretty villages in the heart of the countryside

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photo of Casteljaloux

Towards the south of Lot-et-Garonne, Casteljloux has a small historic centre and a popula spa treatment centre

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photo of Castillonnes

Castillonnes is another Lot-et-Garonne bastide town, rather less touristic than most of the others

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photo of Caudecoste

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

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Chateau de Bonaguil

photo of Chateau de Bonaguil

The medieval Chateau de Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland setting, is one of our favourite castles in France

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Chateau de Fumel

photo of Chateau de Fumel

The Chateau de Fumel is not open to the public but a walk through the adjacent gardens can be pleasant in spring

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Chateau de Gavaudun

photo of Chateau de Gavaudun

Chateau de Gavaudun, a ruined medieval castle, sits high on a rock in the scenic Gavaudun Valley

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photo of Duras

Duras is a quiet town that is above all known for the local wine and the Chateau de Duras in the town

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photo of Frespech

Frespech is another in the cluster of picturesque villages typical of this region

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Jardins de Beauchamp

photo of Jardins de Beauchamp

The Jardins de Beauchamp is an attractive garden on the edge of Marmande

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photo of Laroque-Timbaut

Laroque-Timbaut is one of our favourite tiny villags in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne

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Latour-Marliac waterlily garden

photo of 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.

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photo of Lauzun

Lauzun has a small castle, but ist main interest is its position in the valley of the Dropt River and the attractions nearby

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photo of Marmande

The town of Marmande is not usually visited by tourists but if you are passing be sure to stop and take a look

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photo of Mezin

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

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photo of Miramont-de-Guyenne

Miramont is slightly removed from the tourist areas; visit on Monday when the market takes place if possible.

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photo of Monflanquin

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the 13th century bastide town of Monflanquin has an attractive arcaded central square

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photo of Nerac

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

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Penne d'Agenais

photo of Penne d'Agenais

The street up through the historic centre of Penne d'Agenais leads you to the imposing, if quite recent, basilica on the hill.

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photo of Poudenas

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

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photo of Pujols

The small village of Pujols manages to squeeze a great deal of character, interesting houses and lovely views for such a small village!

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photo of Puymirol

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

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photo of Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois

Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois is a fortified village with a church on a hilltop west of Agen

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Tournon d'Agenais

photo of Tournon d'Agenais

The steep streets of Tournon d'Agenais lead you around the historic centre of one of our favourite villages in central Lot-et-Garonne

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Villeneuve de Mezin

photo of Villeneuve de Mezin

This tiny village is just one of several in the northern Gascony region that have a fortified ancient church.

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photo of Villeneuve-sur-Lot

In Villeneuve-sur-Lot it is the views from th bridge across the river, the bastide square and the church that are of interest to visitors

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photo of Villereal

Villereal is one of our favourite medieval bastide towns, with an impressive wooden market hall occupying the centre of the main market square

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For more information see the Lot-et-Garonne guide


Market towns & days in Lot-et-Garonne

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Agen: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday
Aiguillon: Tuesday & Friday
Astaffort: Monday
Bon-Encontre: Sunday
Cancon: Monday
Casteljaloux: Tuesday & Saturday
Castelmoron-sur-Lot: Wednesday
Castillonnes: Friday (high season only)
Castillonnes: Tuesday
Duras: Thursday (high season only)
Duras: Saturday & Monday
Lavardac: Wednesday
Layrac: Friday
Mezin: Sunday
Miramont-de-Guyenne: Monday
Miramont-de-Guyenne: Friday (high season only)
Monflanquin: Thursday
Monsempron-Libos: Thursday
Nerac: Saturday
Pujols: Sunday
Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot: Saturday
Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot: Friday
Sauveterre-la-Lemance: Wednesday (high season only)
Tonneins: Wednesday & Saturday
Villereal: Saturday
Villereal: Wednesday (high season only)

Tourist attractions to visit in Lot-et-Garonne

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Theme Park

Walibi Aquitaine

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Nerac: Tourist guide

Religious Monuments

Abbaye de Saint Maurin (Saint-Maurin)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Layrac)

Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot)

Eglise de Sainte Marie (Aubiac)

Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech)

Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax)

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Monflanquin: Tourist guide

Pujols: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Agen cathédrale St Caprais (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide