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In New Aquitaine, Lot-et-Garonne is a territory of valleys and plateaus, conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation.
In the southwest, nestled between the Gironde, Landes, Dordogne, Gers, Lot and Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne is a rural department, shared between Guyenne and Gascony. This generous and fertile territory offers orchards, vineyards, fields and crops.
The essentials of Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne is a land of culture. Gastronomy therefore has a predominant place. Prunes from Agen, tomatoes from Marmande, but also melons, strawberries and asparagus are essential. The wines of Buzet and Duras have made the place famous. Lot-et-Garonne is also a country of bastides and castles to visit in any season. For example, overlooking the Séoune valley, Puymirol is the oldest country house in the department. In Nérac, three heritage gems await you, the Château Henri IV, the Parc de la Garenne and the Moulin des Tours.
During your stay in Lot-et-Garonne, let yourself be charmed by a canoe trip on the Baïse. Between this watercourse, the Lot and the Garonne canal, 200 kilometers of waterways are available. Hiking enthusiasts will find more than 400 signposted circuits, on nearly 5 kilometers of trails. By bike, 260 kilometers of greenways and 3 cycle routes are available. Mountain biking circuits, equestrian routes, climbing sites and caves complete the sporting offer of this territory.
Several major historical sites can be found in the Lot-et-Garonne. Henri IV castle in Nérac of course, but also the medieval castle of Bonaguil which is one of the most beautiful fortified castles in France. The Cocussotte mill in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dropt, or the water lily garden in Temple-sur-Lot are also worth a visit. But the department conceals treasures from the past. A number of washhouses, dovecotes, tobacco sheds, castles, mills, bastides and churches recall the region's sumptuous past.