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La Sauvetat-du-Dropt

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La Sauvetat-du-Dropt - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne

La Sauvetat-du-Dropt is a small village along the Dropt that keeps many elements of its architectural past, which was once the seat of a monastery.

The Sauvetat derives its name from the Latin "salvitatem" means action to save, hello, sauveté. It was the name given to all cities of refuge, which enjoyed a non-aggression guarantees granted by the local lord. The Sauvetat was under the sovereignty of Priors Abbots who were the lords who, because of the perpetual state of violence, surrounded by thick walls. Towards the end of the 11th century under the feudal system and during the establishment of the great fiefs, it was part of the domain of the lords of Caumont. Nompar de Caumont, first name, was the overlord in 1211.

In 1211, her name was, moreover, the Sauvetat de Caumont. In 1789, she took the name Sauvetat du Drot then finally in 1910 its present name La Sauvetat-du-Dropt.

The Sauvetat gave birth in 1619 Jean Claude, son of the pastor of the Reformed Church of The Sauvetat, himself became pastor in 1645. Disciple of Calvin, it was seen as one of the greatest men of his time because of its theological authority. Forced into exile following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), he found refuge in The Hague with the court of the Prince of Orange, where he died January 13, 1687 at the age of 68 years.

The town also saw the birth of the General Jacques Delmas de Grammont (1796-1862), who in 1850 had adopted the first law punishing mistreatment of pets.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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

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)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Church and dovecote La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Church and dovecote La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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The Roman bridge of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
The Roman bridge of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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Belfry of the church La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Belfry of the church La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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House Renaissance La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
House Renaissance La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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The Roman bridge of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
The Roman bridge of La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
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)
Flyboarding on Lake La Cadie
Sports sensations60 € Mouliets-et-Villemartin (34 km)
Water fun park with giant inflatables
Entertainment7 € Casteljaloux (42 km)
Tour and tasting at Château Vieux Mougnac
Local flavours5 € Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps (49 km)


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
HikeEasy1h00Beaumont-du-Périgord (36 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals