Lacapelle-Biron

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TownLacapelle-Biron
Insee code47123
Postcode47150
Latitude44.6005449
Longitude0.8952740
AltitudeFrom 145 to 243 meters
Surface13.96 km²
Population468 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townAgen (at 64 km, 69 min)Biron at 3.9 km
DepartmentLot-et-GaronneGavaudun at 4.5 km
RegionAquitaineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

History Lacapelle-Biron:

The name of Lacapelle, and the words in 1259 of a "capella" near St. Avitus, suggest the existence in the 13th century on the current site of Lacapelle-Biron, chapel failing village of that name.

The construction of a castle (which few traces remain) must also attract a population concerned with its protection. In the early 17th century, "La Chapelle" is actually a manor owned by the family Carbonnières. After the beheading in 1602 of Charles de Gontaud-Biron, Marshal of France who betrayed Henry IV, some of his relatives, including Jean-Charles de Carbonnières, develop in 1605 a new conspiracy ... in Castle Lacapelle. The king got wind of the affair, "it says, that the castle of Montfort Giverzac, Tayac, Calvayrac and Chapelle Biron will Razes, but the agreement of the Vicomte de Turenne Faict with the king, abolishing crimes by several arrests of those places the ruins "(part of the castle remains in effect until a fire in 1908).

From the 17th century, Lacapelle, which already held four fairs a year, seems to slowly replace the village of St. Avitus ... to finally remove her role as parish in 1822. Life is therefore marked by the distant echoes of history ... until the morning of May 21, 1944 ...

The roundup:

A Lacapelle-Biron, a trap was set up at each entrance to the village. By Road Gavaudun came a company of the infamous Division Das Reich. The German soldiers went to the Mayor, Mr. Lagarrigue, aged 71, and led the usher, an old woman of 75 years they brutalized without mercy. They took him up on a truck and had it at every crossroads, announce to the sound of the drum assembly Now all men without exception. On the square, where now stands the monument, the Mayor, with the register of the City Council in hand, made the call men. Sixty men with a priest and were gathered in a meadow, guarded by soldiers armed with machine guns. At 18 hours, 47 men aged 18 and 60 were reduced on the spot. The order given, they got into the truck. The column escorted by SS steered towards Gavaudun and stopped at the Hotel des Roches in Majoulassy. There were other prisoners joined the column. Finally, about 19 hours, the column of the 118 deportees from the roundup steered Saints to the barracks in Agen. One hundred eighteen men and went to Dachau and Mauthausen ... 24 return of the death camps.

Since 1947 stands on the village square, the place from where the German trucks, the Departmental Memorial of the Deportation. Symbol of Resistance in the department, and the Nazi repression, Lacapelle-Biron has the dubious privilege of holding the county monument to the deportation. This remarkable work is by sculptor Buisseret (Grand Prix de Rome).

Despite these terrible memories, Lacapelle is now a bustling village, who lives at the rhythm of its associations, its legends, its traditions and its rugby ....


SIGHTSEEING

Hamlet of St. Avitus, home of the potter Bernard Palissy. Visit the museum Bernard Palissy.

Stroll through the woods and along a pond.

Adventure park where tree climbing is an activity offered to all people of all ages.

Detailed information
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Lacapelle-Biron
MonumentsChurch Saint-Avit

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hireNature and the outdoorsFrom 5 € to 30 €Montayral (14.3 km)
Discover the Lot ValleyCulture and educationFrom 25 € to 29 €Penne-d'Agenais (20 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessonsSports sensationsFrom 45 € to 159 €Belvès (21 km)
Eco-museum at a farmCulture and educationFreeTournon-d'Agenais (23 km)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 12°C - Max. 27°C
Thursday 4 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 26°C
Friday 5 September
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Min. 15°C - Max. 26°C

RESTAURANTS

 
World food restaurantGalerie.M. Café Restaurant  
7.3
Monpazier
For a beautiful encounter between art and the table: The Galerie.M. opens the doors of his domain Monpazier, the heart of the Dordogne. Discover a unique place that combines artistic...
Located 8.9 km from Lacapelle-Biron32 € per person 
Lebanese restaurantAldayaa  
8.7
Monflanquin
COSY LEBANON - In the heart of the medieval walled town of Monflanquin, 'one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France', we made a stop in this exotic super chic Lebanese restaurant....
Located 12.6 km from Lacapelle-Biron28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Dolce Vita  
7.6
Villeréal
Located in a pretty little village of Lot-et-Garonne, the Dolce Vita welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere. The decor is modern and plays subtly with exposed stone walls. Side kitchen,...
Located 12.8 km from Lacapelle-Biron25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsCladet    
7.3
Vergt-de-Biron
5 guest rooms in a restored farmhouse in the Dordogne Bastide Country.
Located 5.7 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 50 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsFontaine des oiseaux    
9.7
Saint-Vite
A pretty farmhouse close to the village of Saint-Vite. Situated in grounds of 5 hectares of pasture & woodland, Fontaine des Oiseaux is the place to pass an unforgetable holiday where...
Located 15.5 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 55 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsAtelier de la Rose    
9.8
Montcabrier
The property is situated on the square of a charming, little bastide village in the Lot, near the Dordogne. The terrace, where breakfast and dinner can be served, has beautiful panoramic...
Located 15.5 km from Lacapelle-Biron55 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 6 personsCastelwood Vacances  
9.2
Biron
At the foot of the Castle of Biron, nestled in a wood, are our 15 wooden chalets. Each chalet has more than 540 sq. ft. living space as well as a spacious porch of 160 sq. ft. They...
Located 3 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 271 € to 833 € per week 
House for 9 personsCroix la Tuque
Parranquet
House built in 2005 atop a hill, surrounded by a garden of 5000m² with a view to the forest and the castle of Biron. Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own bathroom and toilet séparées....
Located 8.1 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 1400 € to 2000 € per week 
Villa for 10 personsVilla Ste Therese, piscine, 10 pers   NEW
Monpazier
An elegant 'country house' with stunning views of the ancient village, Monpazier, at distance of 700 metres, located on 3 hectares with large deep pool. Fully renovated in 2011, minutes...
Located 8.9 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 1500 € to 2800 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
60 places over 2 haLes catalpas    
9.1
Fumel
Located in the heart of South West between Périgord and Gascony and the first orchard in France, Positioned at the crossroads of 3 departments (Lot, Lot et Garonne and Dordogne) our...
Located 13.6 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 15 € to 19 € per day 
25 places over 5 haValenthèze auberge, camping   
8.7
Montcabrier
Our campsite is situated in a picturesque valley bisected by the small river Thèze. We offer 25 individual sites, each with an area of ​​200m², luxury tents for rent and cottages. Enjoy...
Located 16.9 km from Lacapelle-BironFrom 17 € to 21 € per day 
56 places over 1,3 haDomaine de la colombiere     NEW
Beaumont-du-Périgord
At the heart of the Dordogne, Perigord between purple and black Périgord, Camping Domaine de la Colombiere *** welcomes you in its lush greenery. Halfway between Bergerac and Sarlat,...
Located 21 km from Lacapelle-Biron 

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HOTELS

Maisons de vacances Castelwood - Hotel in Lacapelle-BironMaisons de vacances Castelwood     
8.9
Biron
Set in the woods, Castelwood is a 10-minute walk from Biron Castle, 20 km south of the Dordogne Valley. It has an outdoor pool and spacious chalets with terrace. The Castelwood chalets...
Located 3.1 km from Lacapelle-Biron
Hôtel Edward 1er - Hotel in Lacapelle-BironHôtel Edward 1er     
9.2
Monpazier
This hotel is in the medieval village of Monpazier. The 3-star hotel offers rooms with views of the Périgord hills and Monpazier. Rooms at the Edward 1er hotel have en suite facilities...
Located 8.7 km from Lacapelle-BironRoom from 83 €
Logis Hôtel La Bastide des Oliviers - Hotel in Lacapelle-BironLogis Hôtel La Bastide des Oliviers     
8.6
Monflanquin
Set in a 19th-century house, Logis Hôtel La Bastide des Oliviers is located in the picturesque village of Monflanquin and offers a restaurant and a terrace, as well as free Wi-Fi access...
Located 12.7 km from Lacapelle-BironRoom from 68 €

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Moulin de Madame
Located in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Moulin de Madame is a hotel-restaurant with spa. Agen is a 40-minute drive away and the hotel boasts a large terrace and...
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Campanile Marmande
This Campanile hotel is located 2.5 km north-west of Marmande in the Aquitaine region. It offers en suite accommodation...
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