Located on a rocky outcrop in the Pays de Serres, the borders of Quercy, this former country house overlooking the valley of the Little Séoune, away from main roads of the region.
Tarn-et-Garonne is 5 km away and the towns of Agen and Villeneuve sur Lot are respectively at 25 and 30 km. In addition, the Toulouse Blagnac airport is only an hour.
Etymology: Bovis Beauville comes from the Latin villa, villa or literally (wide area from Roman times) of oxen found on the heraldic emblem of the village. "Boo" is the beef in Gascon, the village would be called successively Bouville, then deformed in Boville, finally bringing Beauville.
Standing guard at the end of the plateau, the village seemed born of the rock proudly overlooking the valley. Bastide classical in structure, it is organized around a square corner to alternating old stone houses and half-timbered houses. The streets intersect at right angles, including the streets of the lower town. At the village entrance, a large square of about 100 m square is planted with chestnut trees. It is called the square today.
The walls that surround the, offering magnificent views over the valleys and surrounding hills. Beauville, formerly Boville (city beef) resisted, apparently victorious at the headquarters of English during the 100 years war.
What to see:
Castle of the 13th and 14th centuries. Being restored at the western end of the village. The bow of the ship. Beautiful silhouette. Private sectors. Partial visit possible. Ask at the tourist office.
Place to angles with its old stone houses and half-timbered houses.
Parish Church St. Jacques. 14th and 16th centuries with bell tower. Beautiful Renaissance door, surmounted by a shell in the testimony of St. Jacques pilgrimage.
Church of Marcoux. Romanesque style of the 12th century. Beautiful view of the surroundings.
Church of Pau. Romanesque church. Included in the farm buildings of Pau.
Walk on the walkway that runs along the outside walls. We can observe the importance of fortifications made in the 13th and 14th centuries and discover much of the surrounding countryside.
Farmer's Market every Sunday morning to late June to late August.
Greedy and lively night markets Friday evening in July and August.
Franco-British meeting petanque July 14. Invented by Nick Twilett, a British citizen based in Beauville, this friendly competition of petanque is quite original. Since 1994 and its first edition, the competition is held each year at the bowling alley of shaded Beauville on the Place du Square, people of both nationalities wishing to entertain. Each doublet consists of a French and an English ( British, Irish, Americans and other nationalities are also welcome ). These need to communicate at best to try to reach the final of the contest. Reached it, they will play 2 games. The first will be to determine the tournament winner doublet, but especially the second, let you know that the French or the English prevail this year. For this last match, the doubles finalists are blended by nationality. The afternoon always ends with a traditional banquet for if it is still necessary to strengthen the ties between the two nations. His achievements, the French are masters of Boulevardier Beauvillois.
Moto -cross Beauville : the last Saturday of July. Organized by the Moto Club Beauville field of " Gary", this event is a tradition. There are 2 types of events counting towards the Championship of France, this 2 different patterns. Saturday night to night, it's on a small, narrow track that runs the super -cross.
Large Flea - garage sale : 2nd Sunday of August. The large flea market - garage sale of Beauville is a major event for the village. Always on the shaded square Square ( about one hectare ), nearly 200 exhibitors who come to offer their products throughout the day.
Feast of St. Roch : 1st Sunday after August 15. For almost 500 years, each year a special tribute is paid to Saint Roch. Also known as the Blessing of the animals, this festival is as its name suggests, to bless religiously animals to protect them from disease. Initially reserved for cattle, all kinds of animals can now be brought by their owners health conscious. This is also an opportunity to discover or rediscover, many animals of various species are exposed on the square that day.
Christmas Craft Market : 2nd Saturday in December from 15h to 20h. Set up there is a little less than 10 years, he has held the arcaded square of the village. It consists only of art creators and local producers.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The remains of the Abbey of Saint-Maurin in the town of Saint-Maurin.
The museum of traditional crafts and rural life in the early 20th century Saint-Maurin.
The menhir located in the town of Tayrac.
Castle Combebonnet to Engayrac (private but visible from the outside). Open for Heritage Days.