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EXPLORE:  MONFLANQUIN NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE  |  LOT-ET-GARONNE  |  DORDOGNE  |  GIRONDE

EXPLORE LOT-ET-GARONNE

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

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,

Château de Bonaguil

Château de Bonaguil

(30 min.)

Built in the 13th Century, the Château de Bonaguil was the last of the fortified castles. It has been classified as a Monument Historique since 1862.

(50 min.)

(50 min.)

(15 min.)

(15 min.)

Côtes du Marmandais

Cave du Marmandais Wine Tour

(55 min.)

 

The vineyards of the Côtes du Marmandais appellation cover both riversides of the Garonne. They also have their one singular grape variety : Abouriou.

AquaFun' Park in Caseljaloux

AquaFun' Park

(55 min.)
 

The AquaFun' Park is in Caseljaloux. Designed for families, you will  find giant slides, trampolines, climbing walls and several catapults!

Musée du Fois Gras

Musée du Fois Gras

 

(30 min.)

Yes, you read that right. This is a working farm dedicated to the production, sale, and appreciation of fois gras. (We don't judge. We just taste and smile.)

Cathedrale Saint Caprais, Agen

Cathedrale Saint Caprais

 

(55 min.)

This is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Agen.  It is dedicated to Saint Caprasius and was built in the 12th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Grand Pruneau Show

The Grand Pruneau Show

 

(55 min.)
 

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.

Latour Marliac

Latour Marliac

 

(30 min.)
 

The Latour-Marliac waterlilly garden has a stunning collection of flowers. It's where Monet bought his waterlilies for his garden at Giverny.

Château de Duras

Château de Duras

 

(55 min.)

The first castle was built during the 12th century. It was extensively remodeled during the 17th and 18th centuries, surrounded by French style gardens.

Jardins de Beauchamp

Jardins de Beauchamp

 

(30 min.)
 

The Jardins de Beauchamp is a series of 14 gardens each with a different theme and which run fairly seamlessly one to another. Water is a key theme in the gardens.

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