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Miramont-de-Guyenne

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne

Miramont-de-Guyenne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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Miramont-de-Lauzun, as was the former name of the walled town founded on the lands of the Duc de Lauzun, with the location of a refuge station or monitoring of the Templars. Like many country houses, Miramont has a grid pattern that forms an almost perfect quadrilateral whose four main streets are cut to four corners of the central arcade.

This is certainly one of the few walled towns to have two charters to confirm his birth in 1278 by an English Edward 1st of England (kept at the Tower of London) and a French one in 1494 by Charles VIII. It is under the administration of Alphonse de Poitiers, brother of St. Louis, Miramont knew one of the most auspicious periods of its history. Having regained the English in 1259, Miramont was already a peaceful village and industrial. During the Hundred Years War, the city was repeatedly devastated and its inhabitants scattered into the neighboring countryside. In 1453, when the French had reconquered Guyenne, Miramont rose gradually from its ruins. In 1494, Charles 8th restores its former country house and authorized the election of two consuls in charge of raising and allocating tax.

Miramont crossed religious wars and the Revolution. But it was not until the Restoration it renewed with its industrial past and in particular through the production of sheepskin slippers.

Long Miramont was the city of the shoe through Soussial Isidore, deported to North Africa where he learned to make sheepskin slippers. Thus was the starting point of a boom that saw the city become a metropolis of the shoe.

Miramont also houses a circus school. Circus Short Brothers (inventors of the modern circus) there took winter quarters before the war.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMiramont-de-Guyenne
Postcode47800
Latitude44.6019060 (N 44° 36’ 7”)
Longitude0.3610930 (E 0° 21’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 42m to 120m
Surface area16.66 km²
Population3504 inhabitants
Density210 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAgen (60 km, 58 min)
Insee code47168
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Lauzun
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pardoux-Isaac1.9 km (6 min)
Lavergne3.3 km (5 min)
Roumagne3.5 km (6 min)
Peyrière5 km (8 min)
Bourgougnague5.2 km (6 min)
Puysserampion5.5 km (11 min)
Armillac5.7 km (8 min)
La Sauvetat-du-Dropt6 km (8 min)
Allemans-du-Dropt7.1 km (10 min)
Agnac7.8 km (8 min)
Moustier8.1 km (10 min)
Seyches8.2 km (9 min)
Montignac-Toupinerie8.2 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Like any bastide, Miramont has its central hall with arcades surrounding a recently renovated.

The Church of St. Mary (1860) has beautiful stained glass signed Emil Wachter, which you can admire the blue, called "Miramont".

Circuit lanes (info at the Tourist Office).

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Traditional market every Monday morning.

Whit Monday: horseracing.

The third Sunday of May attic.

The first weekend of August Bastid'art (International Arts Festival Street).

August 15: votive festival with horse racing.

The third Sunday of September attic.

The first weekend of November: purse collectors (exhibition and sale of collectibles).

Photos

City Hall
City Hall
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Steeple Miramont-de-Guyenne
Steeple Miramont-de-Guyenne
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Beffery Church
Beffery Church
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St. Mary Church
St. Mary Church
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Stained Glass with Blue told Miramont
Stained Glass with Blue told Miramont
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Ceiling of the church of Beffery
Ceiling of the church of Beffery
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Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin)
Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin)
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Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin )
Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin )
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Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin)
Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin)
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Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin)
Bastid'Art Festival (© Alain Chopin)
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Weather

Tuesday 31 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 1 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
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Thursday 2 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Bicycle touring circuit of the Duc de Lauzun circuit of 102 km and discover the "Pays de Lauzun (available from tourist offices).

Circuit des Chateaux and Bastide towns in Guyenne.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
River outing on the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 45 € Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt (29 km)
Explore the Dordogne by canoe or kayak
Sports sensations10 € to 18 € Pessac-sur-Dordogne (33 km)
Discover the Lot Valley
Culture and education25 € to 32 € Penne-d'Agenais (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Agen Tulips Outing
HikeEasy3h00Villebramar (12.2 km)
Around Tombeboeuf Lake
HikeEasy1h45Tombeboeuf (12.8 km)
Cancon - Moulinet
HikeAthletic4h15Cancon (22 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumont-du-Périgord (37 km)
Bossugan-Ruch through the vineyard
HikeEasy2h30Bossugan (38 km)

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