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Damazan

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

Damazan - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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Damazan corresponds to the ancient Ad Fines station mentioned by the Antonine Itinerary.

Situated along the Canal de Garonne, founded in 1259 by Alphonse de Poitiers, brother of St. Louis King of France, Damazan was then known as "Castrum COMITALE.

More than a country house, Damazan was a fortress, where, around the castle walls stood Comtal, joined to wide and deep ditches that made it almost inaccessible.

On the death of Alphonse de Poitiers, the bastide returned to the King of England, according to the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

Then, in 1277, she returned to Edward I.. Damazan has not finished moving from domination to another and suffer the seats to the battle of Castillon.

Besides these rivalries, Damazan will the legacy of disputes of local lords in the 15th and 16th centuries, and those of the Wars of Religion. Indeed, the city taken in 1568 by Protestants and then retaken by the Catholic church sees his burned and devastated by the latter in 1585.

The feudal system died, the kingship extends two centuries of peace history Damazan, and vines ensures prosperity of the land.

Geographical information

MunicipalityDamazan
Postcode47160
Latitude44.2905000 (N 44° 17’ 26”)
Longitude0.2764190 (E 0° 16’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 28m to 147m
Surface area16.37 km²
Population1368 inhabitants
Density83 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAgen (39 km, 28 min)
Insee code47078
IntercommunalityCC du Confluent
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Léon2.8 km (5 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Buzet4.5 km (10 min)
Buzet-sur-Baïse4.7 km (6 min)
Puch-d'Agenais5.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Léger6.7 km (9 min)
Aiguillon7.1 km (10 min)
Villefranche-du-Queyran7.6 km (10 min)
Thouars-sur-Garonne7.8 km (12 min)
Monheurt7.9 km (12 min)
Caubeyres8.1 km (11 min)
Razimet8.9 km (11 min)
Villeton9.3 km (11 min)
Nicole9.6 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

The central square, with a plane-shaped quadrilateral, with angles and houses half-timbered, oak and chestnut in the country and mixing mud and hay land. Repainted facades and paving restored recently.

The walls of the mansion that had four openings: Osten door to the East door of Cap-de-Bosc to West; Buzet door to the south, the doors of Saint-Pe to Septentrional. The other streets intersected by streets ended in a cul-de-sac and have been open to traffic until 1936.

The town hall built around 1818 in the center of the square, above the hall, and which can be accessed by a staircase from the 14th century.

The Count's castle in the north-west corner of the square, originally the residence of the military governor appointed by the King. Store tobacco since 1832, partially destroyed by fire in 1990 and now being restored.

The Notre Dame in the northeast corner of the city, foundation Gothic, since the original building was burned by the Protestants in the 16th century. It consists of a nave and two aisles, which open arches forming chapels. The nine windows of the aisles are the work of renowned glass master Bordeaux Joseph Villiet, executed in 1853, and those made by the bedside Jacques Leuzy, glassblowers at Moissac, in 1950.

The fountain of English.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Annual Garage sale May 1 (and parking place A. Fallières the Count's castle).

Night Market producer countries, animation, every Tuesday evening (July-August) from 18h Place Armand Fallières.

Photos

Center of the village (© Alain Chopin)
Center of the village (© Alain Chopin)
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Place Armand Fallières
Place Armand Fallières
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Mayor
Mayor
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City (© Alain Chopin)
City (© Alain Chopin)
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Entrance Village
Entrance Village
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House alderman
House alderman
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Rue de la Poste
Rue de la Poste
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A small place
A small place
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Canal Damazan
Canal Damazan
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Street Buzet
Street Buzet
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Bell
Bell
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Well the main square
Well the main square
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Picturesque alley
Picturesque alley
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Picturesque alley
Picturesque alley
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Place covered Tourist side
Place covered Tourist side
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medieval Colorful houses on the main square
medieval Colorful houses on the main square
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Weather

Friday 29 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°C
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Saturday 30 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Sunday 31 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse riding
Entertainment5 € to 25 € Clairac (11.1 km)
Water park giant structures gonfables
Nature and the great outdoors7 € Casteljaloux (15.2 km)
Renaissance Paintings Course Internship
Culture and education35 € Villeneuve-sur-Lot (36 km)
Discover the Lot Valley
Culture and education25 € to 32 € Penne-d'Agenais (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Tombeboeuf Lake
HikeEasy1h45Tombeboeuf (28 km)
Agen Tulips Outing
HikeEasy3h00Villebramar (31 km)
Cancon - Moulinet
HikeAthletic4h15Cancon (39 km)
Heritage trail
Village visitEasy1h20Bazas (42 km)
Flora trail
Village visitIntermediate1h15Bazas (42 km)

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