The region and its sites not to be missed
The road to Compostela, the canal between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean See
('Le Canal des Deux Mers'),
the most beautiful tourist places of Occitanie: Auvillar, Moissac, Lauzerte, Cahors,
Toulouse, Lourdes, Rocamadour ...
Reason enough to dream away and escape from daily reality !
The landscape of the Tarn et Garonne is characterized by the hundreds of dovecotes that you notice on the top of the hills or next to the farms. They come in various architectural styles: from brick or natural stone or half-timbered, simple or machined, round or angular and built on only one or more posts. Since the Middle Ages, this source of income has yielded the highly valued pigeon manure. The pigeon houses were initially only intended for the nobles. After the French revolution in 1789, the farmers were also allowed to build them.
Fortified cities (Bastides)
The fortified cities, the refuges and the castles are the witnesses to the way the "new cities" developed in the South West of France in the Middle Ages. Characteristic are the covered market square, the street plan in checkerboard pattern, the arcades, the ramparts and walls.
DunesBastide (13e) with arcades and rampart.
Church with a retable (17e).
Complex sportif Pôle Sud-Ouest: tennis, petanque, voetbal.
1253: Foundation by the Durfort family and the marshal of Agen.
1310 - Tour des Templiers: over the surrender, the knight monks, attacked by the English, prefer to throw themselves into the pit with their treasure.
1337: Looting during the centenary war.
1789: The community of the 'Sans-Culottes' of Dunes plays an important role during the revolution.
1883 - October 20: birth of Théodore-Léon Lemartin, test pilot at Blériot, crashed on June 18, 1911 at the start of the Circuit Européen in Vincennes.
1912 - November 26: birth of Anne-Marie Kegels-Canet, French-Belgian poet, died in Arlon on July 4, 1994.
1944 - June 23: the SS hangs 12 inhabitants on the village square and fuses 2 people in the fields.
1999: Wim and Martine Nevejans-Defruyt buy the renovated farmhouse Rosiès.
DonzacCave Coopérative de Donzac, visit and tasting.Auvillar
Museum of the vineyard and the wine.One of the most beautiful villages in France.Espalais
Eglise Saint-Pierre (17e) with old Benedictine priory (12e).
Tour de lHorloge dedicated to the court jester (17e).
Panorama of the Garonne valley.
Halle aux Grains, the round market hall with the old grain wagon, is the center of the farmers market on Sunday morning.Golf with 9 holes, covered practice and training green with 3 holes.Valence dAgenMarket on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.Flamarens
City decorated with flowers, worthwhile washing places.On the route to Compostella.Gramont
Château Gascon (13e15e) destroyed in 1943 by a lightning strike.
Restored by the owner since 1983, which recommends a visit.Château de Gramont (13e14e) to visit for the beautiful interiors and furniture, renaissance and gothic style.AgenVoted the happiest city in France.Moissac
Boardwalk the historic center with numerous sights.
Canal bridge over the Garonne(1839).Important stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela with his well-preserved monastery in Romanesque style. Sixty-six arches, resting on special columns and beautifully carved capitals.CaussensCastle in use by the agricultural research institute and development of viticulture. Free visit of the courtyard and possibility of tasting.LectoureArtisan dyeing where one uses the cocagne which gives the old blue.Séviac
Thermal pool, sauna, hammam, spa: www.thermes-gers.com.Archaeological site with Roman villa. Unique mosaics and heating system.FourcèsRound bastide erected on the ruins of its walled castle.NéracCastle of Henry IV with beautiful facade on the banks of the Baïse.Barbaste
Côte de Buzet wine.Watermil in renovation.LarressingleCastle with museum where dolls depict various scenes.Saint Clar
Medieval weapons can be seen in the open air.Bastide. Schoolmuseum.Miramont-LatourSite with castle and pigeonnier.La RomieuWhere the cats adorn the facades.Gondrin
Romanesque abbey.Château Lasalle de Batz, visit with tasting of floc de Gascogne, white and red wine and armagnac.Beaumont-de-LomagneRomaanse abdij.Daytrips to :Lourdes, Cahors, Albi, Toulouse, Bordeau, Saint-Emillion, Rocamadour, Cordès-sur-Ciel ...