Named after the rivers Lot and Garrone, the area is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790, as a result of the French Revolution. It was created from part of the ancient provinces of Guyenne and Gascony. The population of approximately 300,000 is about the same size as it was 100 years ago.
The north of the department is composed of limestone hills. Between Lot and Garonne, there is a plateau carved by many valleys. In the west, the Landes forest was planted in sand and is composed of maritime pines. Between the forest and Agen to the east, lies the very hilly country of Albret.
Church in Villeneuve-sur-Lot
The Let-et-Garonne activities shown below are within an hour's drive from Monflanquin. (All times are approximate.) For reference, please review a map of the area.
Please note that we have no relationship with these activities and provide this listing merely as a service to you.
Holiday rental in the South of France,
At the end of August, Agen marks the plum harvest by hosting the Grand Pruneau Show. Try freshly dried prunes, sample local foods and wines, and watch concerts, parades, and sporting events.