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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Lectoure - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Spa town, medieval city and capital of Gascony melon, Lectoure has a rich heritage plural and singular.

Stop on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela, this historic town is perched on a rocky outcrop surrounded by 3.2 miles of ramparts overlooking the valley of the Gers.

From architectural point of view, Lectoure is a gem because it retains many buildings that testify to its history. The main street of the city is lined with homes and mansions built between the 17th and 19th centuries.

In addition, the city has nine buildings protected as historical monuments and 30 houses of the Middle Ages inventoried.

Medieval certainly Lectoure is also a dynamic city, punctuated by many events throughout the year, such as the Fireworks Festival, the Melon Fest Exhibition and Fair of Saint-Martin.

The capital of the Counts of Armagnac is also famous for its production of melons as well as garlic Lomagne and its great wineries.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.9336040 (N 43° 56’ 1”)
Longitude0.6236210 (E 0° 37’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 68m to 223m
Surface area84.93 km²
Population4172 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuch (36 km, 41 min)
Insee code32208
IntercommunalityCC de la Lomagne Gersoise
TerritoryGascony, Midi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Pauilhac7.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Avit-Frandat8.1 km (12 min)
Castéra-Lectourois8.9 km (13 min)
Lagarde9.4 km (15 min)
Terraube9.5 km (14 min)
Marsolan9.5 km (13 min)
L'Isle-Bouzon9.7 km (13 min)
Castet-Arrouy10.3 km (14 min)
Sainte-Mère11 km (11 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Goyne11.9 km (14 min)
Lamothe-Goas12.2 km (18 min)
Plieux12.2 km (16 min)
Fleurance12.3 km (15 min)
Castelnau-d'Arbieu12.4 km (20 min)
Sempesserre13.4 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


View Lectoure from Saint- Gervais Cathedral
View Lectoure from Saint- Gervais Cathedral
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Garden Chestnut
Garden Chestnut
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Old Hospital Lectoure
Old Hospital Lectoure
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Thursday 30 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 31 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 1 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bamboo maze, cellar tour and Armagnac tasting
Local flavoursFreeLarroque-sur-l'Osse (28 km)
Walk at La Colline aux Chevaux
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 35 € Coutures (29 km)
Scenic horse ride in an idyllic setting
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Auch (32 km)
Canoe or kayak on the Tarn
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 30 € Moissac (42 km)
Tour and tasting at Lagajan wine estate
Local flavoursFreeEauze (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bazian-Riguepeu over the fields
HikeEasy2h30Bazian (38 km)
Lake Aignan
HikeEasy1h40Aignan (51 km)
Lombez, audio tour of the historic heart
HikeEasy35 minLombez (56 km)


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