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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Larressingle
Insee code32194
AltitudeFrom 75 to 177 meters
Surface8.55 km²
Population222 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²


National labelBeaumont at 3.7 km (6 min)
Chief townAuch (at 45 km, 48 min)Mouchan at 5.5 km (9 min)
DepartmentGersCondom at 5.7 km (9 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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The village Larressingle, ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages of France, is located west of Condom the line which separates the plateau valleys of Osse and Baïse.

According to legend, this fortified village of the 13th century takes its name from the Gallo-Roman times when, having withstood a siege of the Roman army of Crassus, Caesar's lieutenant. The latter reportedly shouted to his soldiers "Retro Singuli" back one by one. But another etymology would draw its roots from the Latin "Cingulum" feudal castle compound and the syllable "re", rehabilitation, reconstruction and is now Larressingle.

Larressingle enters the story at the beginning of the 11th century. Father Hugh, founder of the abbey of Condom is heir of the Dukes of Gascony. Became bishop of Agen and Bazas, he leaves his office abbey of Condom and donated to his successor's land Larressingle. Thus, the abbots and bishops of Condom became the Lords of the premises.

In the 12th century, it replaces the original church by a church in the defensive work. In the 13th century, the crowns of France and England fought for the Aquitaine. We then see in the region, villages are fortified (sly, Bastides). These are the abbots of Condom who make this fortress. The village will never be contested until 1589 when the Huguenots led by Montespan seize it for use as a base to carry out their raids and misdeeds and that until 1596.

From the 17th century, the castle was abandoned by the bishops in favor of that of Cassaigne art. And it is the late 18th century that Archbishop of Anteroches, late Bishop of Condom, is dismantling the roof and carry the timber to Cassaigne. Sold as a national asset, he is dismembered and gutted. Then the village itself falls into oblivion. Small and inconvenient, you live more easily outside.

In the early 20th century, the fortress is doomed to disappear, only 3 houses are inhabited, others converted barn or abandoned lose roofs and stones.

The village owes its restoration to the initiative of the Duke of Treviso, who founded a Committee on Safeguards with Boston financiers who fed funds up? In 1938.

To learn more about the Roman church dedicated to St. Sigismund, King of Burgundy, built in two stages (classified as an historic monument), walls (listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments) and Castle (classified as Historic Monuments) whose facade hints at the evolution of the art of building over the centuries, we invite you to come closer to the Tourist Office of Ténarèze to follow a guided tour of this beautiful village.

The Bridge Artigue, cited in the text in Beaumont, skips the Osse River between the town of Larressingle and that of Beaumont.


  • Guided tours of the medieval village:
  • Antenna of the Tourist Office of Ténarèze the village, open May to September.
  • Visit all year for groups by reservation.
  • Tel. : +33 5 62 68 22 49.
  • The Pilgrim's Stop:
  • Reenactment of life in the Middle Ages. 50 characters in period costume tell you the life of their village in time of war 100 years.
  • Open from April 1 to June 14, Tuesday to Sunday from 14h30 to 18h. Open from June 15 to September 30 every day from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14h to 19h. From October 1 to 31, open Saturdays and Sundays from 14h to 18h. From November to March, Sunday, 14:30 to 17:30.
  • Tel. : +33 5 62 28 08 08 or +33 5 62 28 11 58.
  • Camp Headquarters medieval city machines of the Middle Ages:
  • Enter the drawbridge of the Bastille and join the start of shooting war machines: catapult, trebuchet ... A storm with battering ram, turn wheel, bombed. Pull the bow and crossbow. Trades of the past coinage, hemp rope, chain mail, stone ball. Try helmets and helmet of the knight. Gunnery. Joust the quintain. Sword fighting. Spectacle in Medieval music.
  • Open from March 1st to November 11th every day from 14h to 18h. In July and August, daily from 10:30 to 19h. Open all year for groups by reservation.
  • Tel. : +33 5 62 68 33 88.
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World food restaurantRestaurant Au Théâtre   NEW
dropoff window 32100 CONDOM - Located between the Old Theatre historical monument and Baise, the Restaurant Au Théâtre open every day from 11:30 to 14:00 and from 19:00 to 22:00. Ideal...
Located 5.2 km from Larressingle15 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Bombance
Located in the heart of Armagnac between two of the most beautiful villages in France, La Bombance restaurant welcomes you in an old building of the 18th century. You sit in an elegant...
Located 8 km from Larressingle31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRelais de la Hire
The Relais de la Hire, located in the village of Francescas, near Agen and Nérac warmly opens its doors. In a sober and refined, you'll find contemporary cuisine marked by the seasons,...
Located 16.3 km from Larressingle32 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsDomaine de la Brette    
5 km from Condom in a park with swimming pool (17mx7 m) and tennis court, surrounded by a forest with trails leading to the Baïse Gascone in a house of character, a guest room inspired...
Located 7.8 km from LarressingleFrom 50 € to 90 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe Hour    
Hamlet of 4 ha dedicated to the reception of guests. 5 guest rooms by the owners with objects and recycled materials. Shared kitchen available. Located in the heart of a trusted Midi...
Located 8.5 km from Larressingle59 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Treille    
Located just outside the small village of Ligardes 14 kilometers north of Condom, 'The Lattice' opens its doors for a stopover in a landscape with airs of Tuscany. Old farm restored...
Located 16.7 km from LarressingleFrom 55 € to 75 € the double room 

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House for 2 personsLe Gîte de Madame  
An old isolated farm in northern Gers Condom- a tray ventilated houses this small house of 35 m² and can accommodate up to 4 people. Seeking recreation you enjoy the quietness and to...
Located 6.7 km from LarressingleFrom 220 € to 300 € per week 
House for 6 personsLa maison du château
Adjacent to a 15th century castle home in one of the most ' beautiful villages of France '
Located 8.4 km from LarressingleFrom 700 € to 1100 € per week 
House for 4 personsApres l'ecole
There can be no doubt ; Happiness is in the meadow ; we called ' after school ' because this house is at the end of the playground of the small village school. It is overlooking the...
Located 11.9 km from Larressingle450 € per week 

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40 places over 3,2 haCamping le Mouliat    
Quiet family camping 40 major locations on 3.2ha. Along the river navigable, the snack bar is open 7/7. Rental mobile home, bungalow-canvas or caravan. Location for Tent, Caravan or...
Located 10.9 km from LarressingleFrom 10.30 € to 15.45 € per day 
93 places over 54 haLes lacs d'armagnac    
In the heart of Armagnac, at the edge of two lakes of 13 and 2 ha, are dotted with chalets and mobile homes for rental or owned by lucky owners can enjoy all year round. You can also...
Located 14.6 km from LarressingleFrom 21.50 € to 24.50 € per day 
90 places over 18 haCamping du lac de Lislebonne    
3 * campsite ideal for family holidays. Quiet and friendly hotel in Gascony, near Agen. Rich region of its cuisine and its history / discovery many circuits. Hiking trails, horseback...
Located 16.5 km from LarressingleFrom 14 € to 25 € per day 

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Logis L'Auberge de Larressingle - Hotel in LarressingleLogis L'Auberge de Larressingle    
This fully-renovated former Gascon farm is set in a unique setting, at the foot of a fortified village dating from the 13th-century. The spacious guest rooms of the Logis L'Auberge...
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Le Continental - Hotel in LarressingleLe Continental    
A bar, restaurant, garden, terrace, and air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms feature at Le Continental. Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the entire property. The rooms at Le Continental...
Located 4.9 km from LarressingleRoom from 60 €
Le Logis Des Cordeliers - Hotel in LarressingleLe Logis Des Cordeliers     
A large blue swimming pool, surrounded by shady and sunny terraces and a spacious garden, welcomes you to this friendly and modern hotel, recommended by Le Guide Du Routard and Michelin....
Located 5.2 km from LarressingleRoom from 48 €

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