The Lot et Garonne
Nestled on the borders of Périgord, Quercy, Landes and Gascony, the Lot et Garonne department, a hotspot for green tourism, is crossed by the two rivers that gave it its name. This rich land of orchards, renowned for its cultivation of Agen prunes, is crisscrossed by nearly 200 kilometers of waterways and 3,500 kilometers of hiking trails!
In addition to these natural assets, there is a beautiful built and rural heritage, made up of country houses, castles, churches, Priories, dovecotes and mills. A destination that will delight architecture and history enthusiasts as well as nature lovers!
The Lot et Garonne in 5 regions:
- L’Agenais extends naturally around Agen, capital of prunes. Stroll through the old streets of Agen, a city where life is good and discover the Roman treasures of its surroundings.
- L’Albret , land of Gascony, of King Henri IV and his castle of Nérac, hilly land and good living. Visit Nérac, Barbaste, discover the vineyards of Buzet…
- The Pays du Dropt , on the borders of the nearby Périgord, steeped in history. Visit Duras and its famous castle, take a detour through Allemans du Dropt, discover the region’s Bastides, taste the wines of Côtes de Duras…
- The Val de Garonne / Gascogne , with its orchards, rivers and canals, from Casteljaloux to Marmande, from the Garonne to the edge of the Landes forest…
- The Lot Valley , the “majestic Lot”, with its lush orchards, castles and bastides, hilltop villages and grandiose panoramas.
Welcoming and steeped in history, Lot et Garonne offers a host of cultural and leisure activities. Let yourself be taken in by the charms of its castles, fascinating fortresses in Bonaguil, Duras or Nérac. Let yourself be guided through the alleys of its bastides and medieval villages such as Monflanquin, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Pujols, Penne d´Agenais and many others.
Gourmet and generous, it is the leading French department for the diversity of its cultivated fruits and vegetables. Agen prunes, Marmande tomatoes, asparagus, hazelnuts, strawberries, kiwis, melons, Côtes de Duras or Buzet wines … gastronomy and local products are the basis of its identity.