THINGS TO DO ON A LONG WEEKEND
Coming for a just a few days and want to experience a little bit of this amazing region? Here are a few suggestions for your short stay.
Three of our local villages are classified as "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (Most Beautiful Villages of France) these are villages selected for the quality of their heritage, their architecture and their environment.
The hilltop village of Lauzerte overlooks the valleys and hills of Quercy Blanc. Known as the Toledo of Quercy, this mediaeval fortified town, founded in 1241 by the Count of Toulouse, has a superb rectangular square surrounded by old stone and timber-framed houses. It is also on the route to Santiago de Compostela.
The royal bastide town of Tournon-d'Agen stands on a rocky promontory overlooking the beautiful Agenais countryside. Founded in the 13th century by Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse, it boasts some fine heritage, including Place des Cornières and its old well, a bell tower with a moon clock, the ancient house of the Agen bishops and ramparts.
The village of Auvillar is situated at the edge of the Lomagne region on the banks of the Garonne river. It has some beautiful monuments like the circular hall, the clock tower and the Church of St. Peter.
We also like Montcuq, especially on Sunday market day, and Montjoi is a really charming little village situated on the border of the Tarn-et-Garonne and the Lot-et-Garonne, it's only small and doesn't take long to explore, but it is a very picturesque village and worth a visit.
For something a bit bigger, Cahors town is about an hours drive away and is known for its' fantastic Saturday food market and lovely architecture.
10 minutes drive from us you will find Cafe De Midi in Montaigu de Quercy and Cafe Du Centre in Roquecor. The weekly market in Montaigu De Quercy is on Saturday mornings and in Roquecor on Sunday mornings - so there is more people watching at those times!
We are surrounded by Vineyards to the North in the Lot region and in the South towards Montauban.
Fancy doing something a bit more active - you will find Bouloc Skydive just down the road from us!
NOTE: We are situated in the very west of the Tarn-et-Garonne, so some things mentioned on the Tarn-et-Garonne tourist website might be situated quite a drive from us if they are in the east of the department.