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

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

Gavaudun is a small village dominated by its castle from the 11th century with a remarkable tower, nestled between the valleys of the Lot and Dordogne, near the majestic castles and Bonaguil Biron, country houses and Monflanquin Monpazier. The castle controlled the crossing in the valley, Gavaudun being a sort of Perigord.

Geographical information

Latitude44.5602090 (N 44° 33’ 37”)
Longitude0.8882570 (E 0° 53’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 105m to 243m
Surface area21.33 km²
Population296 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAgen (60 km, 1h05)
Insee code47109
IntercommunalityCC des Bastides en Haut Agenais Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Salles2.3 km (5 min)
Montagnac-sur-Lède5.2 km (8 min)
Lacapelle-Biron6.5 km (9 min)
Cuzorn7.3 km (13 min)
Paulhiac7.9 km (12 min)
Lacaussade9.9 km (15 min)
Biron11 km (14 min)
Condezaygues11.4 km (18 min)
Laussou11.6 km (19 min)
Monflanquin11.8 km (15 min)
Fumel12.2 km (19 min)
Monségur12.6 km (19 min)
Soulaures13.4 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

The castle and the village of Gavaudun.

On the hills, the hamlet has a church Laurenque some very interesting and beautiful homes.

Places of interest



Gavaudun medieval village dominated by its castle
Gavaudun medieval village dominated by its castle
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Valley Gavaudun Lacapelle-Biron is a classified site, with several old water mills. It passes through the pretty village of St. Avitus where is the birthplace of Bernard Palissy, inventor of the ceramic (and museum exhibitions).

An apiary school, located at the entrance to the valley Gavaudun offers training in relation to beekeeping. Tasting of honey and gingerbread are also proposed. Contact: Tel. : +33 5 53 40 81 77.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 30 € Montayral (11.1 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Pays-de-Belvès (26 km)
Ayurvedic massage in Les Bories
Well-being60 € to 170 € Bagat-en-Quercy (31 km)
Visit an Impressionist painter’s studio
Arts and CraftsFreeBeynac-et-Cazenac (37 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around the fortified town of Montcabrier
HikeEasy1h30Montcabrier (15 km)
Cancon - Moulinet
HikeAthletic4h15Cancon (21 km)
Between walled towns and abbeys
HikeEasy5h00Saint-Avit-Sénieur (24 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumontois-en-Périgord (25 km)
Agen Tulips Outing
HikeEasy3h00Villebramar (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals