Clermont-Dessous

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TownClermont-Dessous
Insee code47066
Postcode47130
Latitude44.2466260
Longitude0.4215330
AltitudeFrom 30 to 190 meters
Surface15.08 km²
Population823 inhabitants
Density54 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townAgen (at 19.4 km, 21 min)Saint-Laurent at 1.7 km
DepartmentLot-et-GaronneBazens at 1.9 km
RegionAquitaineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • 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 ...).

SIGHTSEEING

  • 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.
Detailed information
MonumentsChurch Saint-Jean-Baptiste

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • 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 ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a flexwing or multi-axis microlightSports sensationsFrom 35 € to 135 €Montpezat (13.9 km)
Private relaxation area: sauna, Turkish bath, spaWellbeingFrom 60 € to 181 €Barbaste (14.5 km)
Z'Animoland animal theme parkEntertainment6 €La Croix-Blanche (22 km)

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PHOTOS

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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WEATHER

Friday 22 August
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Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 23 August
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Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 24 August
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Min. 10°C - Max. 26°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Alsatian restaurantTaverne de Lacaze   NEW
Aiguillon
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 restaurantLa Table d'Armandie
Agen
CONTEMPORARY STYLE - Relaxed, modern and bright, Armandie table is a very good restaurant that knows how to stay simple and user friendly. At the entrance of Agen, just next to the...
Located 16.5 km from Clermont-Dessous41 € per person 
Italian restaurantBistro Dell’Arte  
7.6
Agen
RED AND BLACK - Ebony Bistro tables, banquettes and red leather seats, clean lines : Bistro Dell'Arte, we know marrying a modern setting with 100% revenue tradi Italy. GIANT CARD......
Located 16.8 km from Clermont-Dessous24 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsGîtes & chambres d'hôtes Lencouet  
Feugarolles
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    
10
Calignac
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 
Farm with 6 bedroomsLa Vigneraie    
8.5
Damazan
Step bedrooms 500 m from junction 6 of the motorway A 62,1 km from the greenway Canal Garonne village all trade Damazan. On small farm near stadium and velodrome-Landes forest.
Located 13.2 km from Clermont-Dessous50 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsHouse for 5 persons  
9.7
Clermont-Dessous
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
Clermont-Dessous
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   NEW
Saint-Hilaire-de-Lusignan
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 7.6 km from Clermont-DessousFrom 250 € to 300 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
33 places over 19 haLac de neguenou    
9.6
Prayssas
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   
10
Damazan
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 € to 16 € per day 
52 places over 9 haCamping Moulin de Campech    
10
Villefranche-du-Queyran
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 16.20 € to 23.20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Prince Noir - Hotel in Clermont-DessousLe Prince Noir     
8.3
Sérignac-sur-Garonne
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 67 €
Au Colombier du Touron - Hotel in Clermont-DessousAu Colombier du Touron     
7.7
Brax
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 55 €
Aquaresort - Hotel in Clermont-DessousAquaresort     
7.7
Nérac
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-DessousRoom from 57 €

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Residence Astoria
The Résidence Astoria is located in Agen, half-way between Bordeaux and Toulouse. It has an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a large sunbathing terrace....
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