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Lectoure

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Lectoure - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers
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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

MunicipalityLectoure
Postcode32700
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Latitude43.9336040 (N 43° 56’ 1”)
Longitude0.6236210 (E 0° 37’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 68m to 223m
Surface area84.93 km²
Population4202 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuch (36 km, 41 min)
Insee code32208
IntercommunalityCC la Lomagne Gersoise
DepartmentGers
RegionMidi-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)

Things to see and do

The historic city.

Saint -Gervais cathedral.

The factory - built hospital from 1759 to 1812 closed its doors in 2013.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Every last weekend of August: Fireworks Festival.

All November: Fair of Saint Martin.

Every Monday night in July and August: Night Market.

Photos

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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Weather

Saturday 23 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
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Sunday 24 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
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Monday 25 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bazian-Riguepeu over the fields
HikeEasy2h30Bazian (38 km)
Lake Aignan
HikeEasy1h40Aignan (51 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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Hotels