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Agen

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne

Agen - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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Prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne, Agen is halfway between Bordeaux and Toulouse, on an axis linking the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Bathed by the Garonne River and bordered by the Canal de Garonne, the city is illuminated in this particular light the Southwest. Renowned for its rugby and its prunes, Agen reveals itself to those who take the time to stroll through its streets to discover a rich architectural heritage.

2000 years of history. Capital of rugby and prunes, Agen is a city with a long and turbulent history. Inhabited for three millennia, the country has witnessed the events and upheavals of history. It is from the Neolithic period, about 900 BC, the human presence is attested in the hillside caves overlooking the city, then it is 800 to 600 BC a first settlement wave reached the region. Around 100 BC, the Nitiobriges offer resistance to Rome, but it's Julius Caesar that will ensure the conquest. The Gallo-Roman Aginum therefore extends over a large part of the current city first to fourth century. This rich and shining city will be devastated by the barbarian invasions that create unrest and destruction until the ninth century. From the thirteenth century, it is easy, through successive speakers noted the extension of the city and increase its population... The city has a very attractive charm, and the richness and diversity of its monuments testify to what happened so long and so rich.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAgen
Postcode47000
Tourism label
Latitude44.2031420 (N 44° 12’ 11”)
Longitude0.6163630 (E 0° 36’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 37m to 162m
Surface area11.49 km²
Population34899 inhabitants
Density3037 inhabitants/km²
Insee code47001
IntercommunalityCA d'Agen
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Le Passage3.3 km (8 min)
Bon-Encontre5.5 km (12 min)
Boé5.7 km (10 min)
Colayrac-Saint-Cirq6.7 km (10 min)
Roquefort6.9 km (13 min)
Foulayronnes6.9 km (10 min)
Pont-du-Casse7 km (12 min)
Brax7.8 km (14 min)
Estillac9.6 km (14 min)
Moirax9.8 km (14 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Lusignan10 km (13 min)
Castelculier10.1 km (13 min)
Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois10.8 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Museum of Fine Arts housed in hotels Platforms to Vaurs, Vergès and Monluc.

Jacobins church (XIII century).

Cathédrale Saint-Caprais (twelfth century). It reveals its unique novel bedside. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage, this former collegiate church was completed in the early sixteenth century. All interior paintings done in the nineteenth century is remarkable for its richness and its colors.

Eglise Notre-Dame du Bourg (twelfth century).

Theatre Ducourneau whose first stone was laid in 1906 by the President of the Republic Armand Fallières.

The City Hall is the former courthouse of the city. It was built in the seventeenth century.

Saint-Hilaire church (XV century).

Sainte-Foy church.

Garden Jayan.

The former Episcopal palace of the late seventeenth century houses the Prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne.

Furrowing the city, many hotels, including that of Escouloubre, Hutot of the Tower, Platforms...

Do not miss the canal bridge.

Beauville street and the whole of medieval houses with timber-framed and corbelled carefully restored.

Richard Lionheart street will lead you to the church of the Jacobins. Former chapel of the Dominicans, the imposing church of the thirteenth century brick hosts major temporary exhibitions.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

The last weekend of August: Grand Pruneau Show. Great free concerts and shows ... During 3 days, companies invest streets downtown, distributions of prunes and sporting plate along the Garonne!

November: Days of wellness Parc des Expositions Agen.

Detailed information

Big Prune Show
A family festival of gastronomy and music dedicated to prunesAugust / September 2017

Photos

Nice little corner of Agen
Nice little corner of Agen
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Channel Agen
Channel Agen
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Canal Bridge of Agen
Canal Bridge of Agen
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One of the many locks Agen
One of the many locks Agen
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Barges on the start of the Canal Bridge
Barges on the start of the Canal Bridge
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La Garonne
La Garonne
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Bridge over the canal
Bridge over the canal
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Monument at the corner of the Pont Canal
Monument at the corner of the Pont Canal
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Small decoration on Agen
Small decoration on Agen
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One of the many trees that populate Agen
One of the many trees that populate Agen
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Weather

Wednesday 7 december
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
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Thursday 8 december
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
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Friday 9 december
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bamboo maze, cellar tour and Armagnac tasting
Local flavoursFreeLarroque-sur-l'Osse (37 km)
Canoe or kayak on the Tarn
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 30 € Moissac (40 km)
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 30 € Montayral (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Tombeboeuf Lake
HikeEasy1h45Tombeboeuf (36 km)
Cancon - Moulinet
HikeAthletic4h15Cancon (37 km)
Agen Tulips Outing
HikeEasy3h00Villebramar (38 km)
Around the fortified town of Montcabrier
HikeEasy1h30Montcabrier (52 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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Hotels