Cancon

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Cancon
TownCancon
Insee code47048
Postcode47290
Latitude44.5363110
Longitude0.6267610
AltitudeFrom 90 to 217 meters
Surface24.49 km²
Population1353 inhabitants
Density55 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townAgen (at 51 km, 53 min)Moulinet at 4.6 km (7 min)
DepartmentLot-et-GaronneBoudy-de-Beauregard at 5.3 km (8 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Capital of the country's nutty plum, Cancon is located in the Lot valley, in Lot-et-Garonne, at the crossroads of major thoroughfares: Paris / Bordeaux and the Pyrenees: Cahors.

Cannot was the first name of the mountain on which the village is spread. Time of the Franks, on the ancient plateau Cannot have built a fortified village where they could dominate and see the enemy from afar. In the 11th century, the tower reflected the strategic importance of the castle Cancon who controlled the Roman road from Agen to Perigueux. Alphonse de Poitiers founded a large number of country houses which all relatives Monclar of Agen and St. Pastour but Monflanquin, Villereal and Castillonnès. Was it to monitor the lord of Cancon? The latter, of Pons Amanieu Madaillan establishes a small town at the foot of his castle in 1255.


SIGHTSEEING

While only remains of this castle with 24 towers, is that its demolition was ordered in 1739 by the Prince of Pons and completed by the Revolution. This site is accessible by the recently repaved streets lined with timbered houses. The walls and curtains are evidence of a fortress, which is no doubt in reaching the summit.

The panorama extends over the plum orchards and nut trees, the roofs of the village. Monflanquin (one of the most beautiful villages of France) seems closer and the castle of Biron in the Dordogne reminds us that he was a partner.

A hall-style Baltard 125 years, is the center of attraction on market day, Monday, by order of King in 1555.

Cancon had several churches. This is where modern officiating. Inaugurated in 1977, is furnished in stone by the monks in Calcat. Its shape is fan friendly. It houses a 16th century pieta classified by the Fine Arts.

Cancon owns a tourist complex with 2-hectare lake, pool, mini golf and accommodation and catering on site this summer.

To discover the medieval village, guided tours are organized every year by appointment. In summer, walks and gourmet discovery. Documents on request to the Office of Tourism: maisondutourisme.cancon @ wanadoo.fr


EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Garage sale: April.

Frequently Asked fat cows and agricultural meeting: the last Monday of July.

Hazelnut Festival: October odd years.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Between the Lot Valley and Perigord Cancon is ideally situated for excursions.

Garage sale in May Castelnaud de Gratecambe.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Discover the Lot ValleyCulture and educationFrom 25.50 € to 29.50 €Penne-d'Agenais (22 km)

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PHOTOS

Medieval village, country and prune capital of the hazelnutMedieval village, country and prune capital of the hazelnut
  

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WEATHER

Thursday 18 December
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Min. 11°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 19 December
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Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C
Saturday 20 December
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Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Lebanese restaurantAldayaa  
9
Monflanquin
COSY LEBANON - In the heart of the medieval walled town of Monflanquin, 'one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France', we made a stop in this exotic super chic Lebanese restaurant....
Located 11.2 km from Cancon28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant La Pierre Blanche  
9.7
La Sauvetat-sur-Lède
Traditional and gourmet restaurant located in the countryside halfway houses Villeneuve sur Lot and Monflanquin.
Located 11.4 km from CanconFrom 20 € to 40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantResto ' Les Ganivelles '  
9.4
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Villebramar
Valerie and Eric have created a space for relaxation greedy that surprise you with both its decor and cuisine. A wooden building reminiscent of both the tobacco barn lot-et-Garonne...
Located 11.9 km from CanconFrom 20 € to 35 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau de St Paul    
9.9
Boudy-de-Beauregard
Château de St Paul dates from the xiith century; it is located in the heart of Upper Agen - Périgord, near the Bastides of Monflanquin and Villereal, 35 minutes from Bergerac and offers:...
Located 3 km from CanconFrom 95 € to 120 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsMissandre La 5ème Saison    
9.9
Monclar
5 cottages of charm in a wonderful property of the fifteenth century in the heart of a calm and generous. In High-Perigord Agen, Peter and Annie-Paule happily welcome you to share their...
Located 7.9 km from CanconFrom 85 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Cascade de Hauterive    
9.6
Pinel-Hauterive
Nestled in Aquitaine, on the banks of the Lot Cascade Highbank, bed and breakfast, welcomes you all year Pinel-Hauterive near Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Ideally located in the heart of South...
Located 12.3 km from CanconFrom 73 € to 79 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 14 personsLes Amis  
10
Saint-Eutrope-de-Born
Welcome at Les Amis, an oasis of tranquility in the wonderful region of Lot & Garonne. The domain of 1,5 hectares houses two beautiful cottages dating from 1829, that combine authentic...
Located 6.2 km from CanconFrom 950 € to 1950 € per week 
Chalet for 4 personsVos vacances en Lot-et Garonne  
9.2
Montignac-de-Lauzun
Our cottage is completely renovated since 2011, it is our one-hectare property located at the end of forest road in the countryside 600 m from Montignac to Lauzun. Il can accommodate...
Located 12.2 km from CanconFrom 230 € to 290 € per week 
Farm for 8 personsLes Figuiers de Monflanquin... !
Monflanquin
Looking for a vacation idea to gather your friends and family in a friendly family atmosphere..  You like good wine, good food, castles, caves, prehistoric sites and parks, or just...
Located 13.2 km from CanconFrom 750 € to 1200 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
32 places over 2 haCamping municipal la ferrette    
9
Castillonnès
Camping located in the northern Lot-et-Garonne, 3 km from the Dordogne region rich in cultural and gastronomic pleasure cottages of france. Animation, aqua-gym, games for adults and...
Located 13.3 km from Cancon10.50 € per day 
109 places over 7 haCamping *** lot et bastides    
9.5
Pujols
The Lot et Bastides Campsite was built in 2012 at the foot of the medieval village of Pujols, listed as one of “France's Most Beautiful Villages”, and right next to the town of Villeneuve...
Located 16.4 km from CanconFrom 15 € to 20 € per day 
56 places over 1,3 haDomaine de la colombiere  
Beaumont-du-Périgord
At the heart of the Dordogne, Perigord between purple and black Périgord, Camping Domaine de la Colombiere *** welcomes you in its lush greenery. Halfway between Bergerac and Sarlat,...
Located 28 km from Cancon 

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HOTELS

Les Voyageurs - Hotel in CanconLes Voyageurs    
7.1
Cancon
Located on the N21 highway, between Castillonnès and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Les Voyageurs offers free WiFi throughout, free parking, a restaurant serving traditional cuisine made with...
Located in CanconRoom from 38 €
Auberge Les Glycines - Hotel in CanconAuberge Les Glycines     
7.5
Cancon
The hostel-restaurant of charm Les Glycines is an ideal stage in the heart of Southwest region of France. It offers 20 rooms equipped with all the necessary comfort: bathroom, TV, telephone...
Located in CanconRoom from 54 €
Roulottes des Bastides de Guyenne - Hotel in CanconRoulottes des Bastides de Guyenne 
Saint-Eutrope-de-Born
Located in Saint-Eutrope-de-Born, Roulottes Des Bastides De Guyenne is a holiday park offering fully equipped chalets and mobile homes. With small river and fields views, each accommodation...
Located 8.5 km from CanconRoom from 45 €

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Les Bastides du Golf d'Albret
Les Bastides is located in the Aquitaine, on Albret 18-hole golf course and just 35 km from Agen. It has an outdoor pool and its apartments have satellite...
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