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.
Romanesque church of Saint-Germain 11th and 12th centuries with an altar of origin, presence of mural restoration.
Roman Bridge at 23 arches (12 of Gothic and Romanesque 11) listed since 1992.
Remains of the fortifications of the 15th and 16th centuries.
EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Fires of Saint-Jean
During the year, many associations enliven the town: garage sales, meals, fishing contests or alley, rides, Christmas market ...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The country Dropt:
Under the arched bridges, the bastide bastide at the foot of the vineyards and castles, the Dropt crosses the north-west of the Lot-et-Garonne. A soil hilly, green and luminous marked by 800 years of history and an AOC among the oldest in France.
The country Dropt immerses you in every step in medieval history. Starting point: Duras, a charming village on a promontory flanked by a magnificent castle, major site of Aquitaine. Duras is also one of the great wines of the Southwest. Farther Allemans-du-Dropt deserves a visit for its impressive church houses frescoes ranked 15th century, like Lauzun and his elegant castle. On the road fortified over Dropt, do not miss Miramont de Guyenne and circuit alleys, Castillonnès and its pretty central square with arcades, and Villereal, one of the most beautiful medieval towns of the Lot-et-Garonne With its superb wooden hall with its impressive fortified church. Villereal is particularly pleasing to see on Saturday morning, market day.
Bicycle touring circuit of the Duke of Lauzun loop of 102 km and discover the "Pays de Lauzun (available at tourist offices).
Circuit des Chateaux and Bastide towns in Guyenne.