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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Clermont-Dessous
Insee code47066
AltitudeFrom 30 to 190 meters
Surface15.08 km²
Population823 inhabitants
Density54 inhabitants/km²


Chief townAgen (at 19.4 km, 21 min)Port-Sainte-Marie at 2.7 km (5 min)
DepartmentLot-et-GaronneBazens at 4.3 km (7 min)
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  • The common Clermont-Dessous consists of five villages or hamlets. It is bounded on the north by the creek and the mass to the south by the river Garonne.
  • A Brief History communal ...
  • Among twenty heads places in France are called "Clermont", two thirds are located in the south, the northernmost of those there are also the most important: Clermont-Ferrand. The term "clermont" etymologically means light and clarity. The Clermont agenais, nicknamed "below" by mistranslation of the word original Occitan, do not feel inferior to anyone! Judge for high position of dominance.
  • At the dawn of our history the inhabitants safe on this promontory, watching vigilantly the Gallic riparian forest where the river, then pressing and formidable cast his misbehavior. Over the centuries, successive generations watched with a cautious fear or curiosity passage of the Roman legions, the Visigothic troops or fleets Norman staggering. Then, throughout the Middle Ages, the path of hope for pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostela crossed the river at the ford of Thouars.
  • In the 13th century, Agen, Toulouse land movement had suffered from the Albigensian Crusade fratricide. Simon de Montfort ravaged Penne d'Agen. After his death at the siege of Toulouse in 1218, wants his son Amaury, in 1221, encircling the hill of Clermont, but must lift the siege without results.
  • During the interminable Hundred Years War, Agen, border zone between English Aquitaine and Languedoc Toulouse passed alternately from one sovereignty to another chance to battle.
  • Later in the 16th century, despite the proximity of the Huguenot cities of Nerac and Tonneins Clairac Clermont would not suffer too much of religious strife and looked to pass, indifferent, the procession of Marshal Albert de Luynes in 1621 returning to his failure to Montauban to die before Tonneins the Chateau de Longueville.
  • In the Enlightenment, the philosopher Montesquieu spent on land Clermont to get from his castle to Vivens Clairac in his barony of Montesquieu.
  • At the dawn of the Revolution, the parish of Clermont joins Agen writing notebooks of grievances of the third estate. In 1790, the Constituent Assembly created the Department of Lot-et-Garonne and defines the common Clermont-Dessous uniting his own parish as St. Medard and Puymasson.
  • In this shattered and tragic end of the 18th century, the area Clermont-Dessous belonging to the family of which the holder Rastignac Marquis Chapt Rastignac emigrate not like all the other nobles is found both in Paris and the Dordogne and that 'Agen he was not a moment left the soil of France and can preserve their land for sale Clermont as a national asset. The Marquis de Rastignac survived the storm and peer of France died in 1835. His only heir, the Duchess de la Rochefoucauld Liancourt sell the castle and all the land in 1850. This dislocation of the fief lord of Clermont. The castle fell into disuse recently was sold at public auction to benefit the state. What remains despite the ravages of time, still look great, the magnificent 12th century Romanesque church that served as a chapel and dungeon lord always offered to our admiration over the prestigious panorama it commands.
  • An advantageous location: 15 km from Agen (County Administrative Board), 120 km from Bordeaux and Toulouse (near highway).
  • Economic activities: artisanal zone along the D813 out of Fourtic to Port St. Mary and small craft.
  • Agriculture: fruit and vegetable production, organic farming, animal husbandry (angora goats, pigs, cattle, ducks ...).


  • Three villages on the slopes (view on the Garonne and the plain):
  • Clermont-Dessous: City of the medieval era, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley of the Garonne to the south and the valley of the mass to the north. Stronghold in the Middle Ages, surrounded by walls, there remains a castle tower is being restored and fortified church dating from the twelfth century site listed monument, is a pure masterpiece of Romanesque style.
  • Saint-Médard: village lies the village hall and the beautiful church of the twelfth and fourteenth century.
  • Puymasson: village located at the east end with a splendid view and very wide on the valley of the Garonne. To see a church of the twelfth and fourteenth century very well restored.
  • Two villages in the valley:
  • Fourtic: Located along the D813 (formerly N113) - administrative center with the town hall, school. Walks on the shady banks of the Garonne. Point of shad fishing.
  • Lapouleille: Located along the D813. Village extended along the Garonne. Nice fishing spot to the refurbished pier.
  • The variety of leisure activities: hiking, biking and equestrian (marked trails).
  • Breeding of Angora goats producing mohair, visit the farm.
  • Interesting places various: ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa, manor houses, fountains, Valley of the mass.
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MonumentsChurch Saint-Jean-Baptiste


  • Buzet and wine
  • Vianne, its glass and night market
  • Nerac, its castle and its history
  • Agen and in particular its aqueduct, pleasant walks along the canal with the possibility to rent boats
  • Caves Fontirou
  • Discover the villages as Prayssas, Pujol ...


Clermont-Dessous CastleClermont-Dessous Castle
Castle Clermont-DessousCastle Clermont-Dessous
Clermont-Dessous and Garonne valley (© A. Chopin)Clermont-Dessous and Garonne valley (© A. Chopin)


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Monday 26 January
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Tuesday 27 January
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Alsatian restaurantTaverne de Lacaze
LIFE CASTLE - Castle Lacaze was built in the early seventeenth century, according to a model of inspiration ' in Italian. Can you imagine a more beautiful setting for a meal for two,...
Located 9 km from Clermont-Dessous16 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Cristallin   SPECIAL OFFER
VILLAGE - Fall under the spell of a small village in the Lot-et-Garonne. It is here, in Vianne, a few miles from Agen you will discover Le Cristallin, a traditional restaurant, conveniently...
Located 9.7 km from Clermont-Dessous29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Grande Brasserie   SPECIAL OFFER
dropoff window CENTRAL - Can not miss La Grande Brasserie, located in the city center of Agen right next to the train station. A welcoming front which gives way to a neat and modern...
Located 16.5 km from Clermont-Dessous26 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsChez Isa et Jeff    
Isa and Jeff welcome you in a green setting in the heart of the Lot et Garonne in Aquitaine. Ideally situated between Agen, Marmande and Villeneuve sur Lot. The cottages Isa 's and...
Located 5.1 km from Clermont-Dessous70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsGîtes & chambres d'hôtes Lencouet  
At the heart of Gascony, in Albret, lodges and guest rooms of the place called 'Lencouet' alongside the Buzet vineyards and adjacent to the small valley carved by the stream The Galeau....
Located 7.7 km from Clermont-DessousFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsHourné    
Surrounded by fields bathed in light reminiscent of Tuscany, Hourné, a former barn, has been tastefully transformed into a 3-star B&B.
Located 12.9 km from Clermont-Dessous95 € the double room 

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House for 5 personsHouse for 5 persons  
Located in the heart of a green valley, this stone house near the independent owners' home but without opposite stands on a beautiful wooded park of 3.5 ha. Le quiet serenity of this...
Located in Clermont-DessousFrom 380 € to 750 € per week 
House for 10 personsLe saltre haut
This villa feel, full of feet is totally independent dedicated entirely to your vacation. Easy access, near a wooded glen on a closed ground of 2500 m² you can relax in the poolside...
Located in Clermont-DessousFrom 1250 € to 2200 € per week 
House for 4 personsMaison de Cyril  
House 60 m ² in the middle of an enclosed and secure 1400 m ² garden, shared with the owners. The heart of a village, 10 km from Agen, this detached house includes 1 living room, 1...
Located 7.3 km from Clermont-DessousFrom 250 € to 300 € per week 

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33 places over 19 haLac de neguenou    
At the heart of the south-west, 18 km from Agen, Domaine du Lac de Néguenou open from March to October in a unique environment for relaxation, sports and outdoor leisure nature. Camping...
Located 10.4 km from Clermont-DessousFrom 12 € to 20 € per day 
47 places over 1,1 haCamping du Lac   
At the heart of the Lot et Garonne, in the Aquitaine region, the village gate Damazan country house with a rich history, surrounded by the famous vineyards of Buzet sur Baise, 800 meters...
Located 11.9 km from Clermont-DessousFrom 12.50 € to 16.50 € per day 
46 places over 9 haCamping Moulin de Campech    
Moulin de Campech boasts one of the finest, tranquil and Beautiful Campsites in Lot et Garonne. It has a heated swimming pool, fishing lake, bar and restaurant.
Located 18.6 km from Clermont-DessousFrom 14.50 € to 26 € per day 

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Le Prince Noir - Hotel in Clermont-DessousLe Prince Noir     
The family-run Prince Noir is located in the small village of Sérignac-sur-Garonne, in eastern Aquitaine. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a shaded courtyard and terrace, and a tennis...
Located 6.5 km from Clermont-DessousRoom from 63 €
Au Colombier du Touron - Hotel in Clermont-DessousAu Colombier du Touron     
Located 7 km from Agen Train Station, Au Colombier du Touron sits in a 500m² park and offers a restaurant with panoramic views and free Wi-Fi throughout. With views of the park or Garonne...
Located 11.6 km from Clermont-DessousRoom from 50 €
Aquaresort - Hotel in Clermont-DessousAquaresort     
Aquaresort is located in the former Gallo-Roman city of Nérac. This residence offers equipped apartments and free parking. Aquaresort apartments have a private bathroom with towel warmer...
Located 13.5 km from Clermont-Dessous

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Deltour Hôtel Bias
Situated in Bias, 3.3 km away from Villeneuve-sur-Lot and its train station, Deltour Hôtel Bias has free Wi-Fi, free private parking, a garden and air-conditioned...
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