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La Sauvetat-du-Dropt

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

La Sauvetat-du-Dropt - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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La Sauvetat-du-Dropt is a small village on the edge of the Dropt which preserves many architectural elements of its past and which was once the seat of a monastery.

The Sauvetat derives its name from the Latin "salvitatem" which means action to save, salvation, rescue. It was the name given to all the towns of refuge which enjoyed a guarantee of nonaggression granted by the local lord. The Sauvetat was under the sovereignty of the Priory Abbots who were its lords, and who, because of the perpetual state of violence, surrounded it with strong walls. Towards the end of the eleventh century, under feudalism and during the establishment of the Great Fiefs, it was part of the domain of the lords of Caumont. Nompar de Caumont, first of the name, was its suzerain in 1211.

In 1211, it was called, besides, La Sauvetat-de-Caumont. In 1789, it took the name of Sauvetat-du-Drot; Then finally in 1910 its current name of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt.

La Sauvetat saw the birth of Jean Claude, son of the pastor of the Reformed Church of La Sauvetat, who became a pastor in 1645. He was a disciple of Calvin and was perceived as one of the greatest men of his time because of Its theological authority. Constrained to exile following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), he found refuge at The Hague in the Court of the Prince of Orange where he died on January 13, 1687, at the age of 68 years.

The commune also saw the birth of the General, Jacques Delmas de Grammont (1796-1862), who in 1850 passed the first law punishing the maltreatments towards domestic animals.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Postcode47800
Latitude44.6480370 (N 44° 38’ 53”)
Longitude0.3409550 (E 0° 20’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 36m to 123m
Surface area10.37 km²
Population587 inhabitants
Density56 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAgen (66 km, 1h06)
Insee code47290
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Lauzun
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
TerritoryAquitaine
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Agnac3.4 km (4 min)
Moustier3.6 km (4 min)
Allemans-du-Dropt5.6 km (8 min)
Pardaillan5.8 km (9 min)
Saint-Pardoux-Isaac5.8 km (7 min)
Miramont-de-Guyenne6 km (8 min)
Eymet6.6 km (7 min)
Soumensac6.9 km (10 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Duras8 km (9 min)
Auriac-sur-Dropt8.3 km (8 min)
Monteton8.9 km (10 min)
Roumagne9.2 km (10 min)
Cambes9.2 km (12 min)
Lavergne9.5 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

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Beautiful light on the village
Beautiful light on the village
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Place du Prieuré
Place du Prieuré
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Canoeing and kayaking Club Dropt Valley
Canoeing and kayaking Club Dropt Valley
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Timber-framed houses
Timber-framed houses
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Roman bridge of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Roman bridge of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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Avenue of Grammont
Avenue of Grammont
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Welcome to the village
Welcome to the village
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Street of the Moulin
Street of the Moulin
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Church and pigeon house in La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Church and pigeon house in La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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Church tower of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Church tower of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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House Renaissance in La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
House Renaissance in La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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Center of the village
Center of the village
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Tower of the Templars and church
Tower of the Templars and church
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Romanesque bridge on the Gothic side
Romanesque bridge on the Gothic side
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Weather

Friday 24 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 14°C
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Saturday 25 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 20°C
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Sunday 26 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mini golf and farm animal centre
Entertainment7 € Castelnau-sur-Gupie (18.5 km)
River outing on the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 45 € Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt (24 km)
Explore the Dordogne by canoe or kayak
Sports sensations10 € to 18 € Pessac-sur-Dordogne (28 km)
Accrozarbres Adventure Trail
Sports sensations7 € to 20 € Laveyssière (34 km)
Flyboarding on Lake La Cadie
Sports sensations60 € Mouliets-et-Villemartin (34 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Agen Tulips Outing
HikeEasy3h00Villebramar (17.1 km)
Around Tombeboeuf Lake
HikeEasy1h45Tombeboeuf (18 km)
Cancon - Moulinet
HikeAthletic4h15Cancon (26 km)
Bossugan-Ruch through the vineyard
HikeEasy2h30Bossugan (34 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumontois-en-Périgord (36 km)

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