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Montégut

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Montégut - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers
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Located at the gates of Auch, Montégut is a village perched around an imposing castle. This is the layout of the place which earned him his name, it would be assigned to him since the Roman period or Gallo-Roman (Monte Accuto). Gascon Occitan language or also include the Mount Agut.

The village had to be fortified in the Middle Ages, the current portal would be the place of the old drawbridge. The oldest parts of the castle date from the thirteenth century as the most Gascon castles (built during the Hundred Years War). It was remodeled in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when the Renaissance to make it more comfortable. The third and last period of renovation is at the eighteenth and nineteenth to give the present appearance of a rectangular house with two square towers and extensive terraces with balustrades all surrounded by a French garden. This building is private and can not be visited.

Nearby, the town is Castle Roquetaillade (nineteenth century) wide façade with a slate roof including the stables of the eighteenth century. Currently this building is a pediatric rehabilitation center that belongs to the Order of Malta. The chapel is Roquetaillade novel appearance; inside one can notice a clam on antique ribbed column and a statue of St Jacques dates back to the seventeenth century. The town is crossed by the Arles route of the path of Saint-Jacques de Compostela declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Since the trail crosses Roquetaillade remarkable landscapes where ocean climate and Mediterranean climate are competing for influence on flora and fauna. Four kilometers away, perched on a rocky plumb, the village is taking shape at the bend of the wood fairies including a former mill is also known (tour fairies).

Geographical information

MunicipalityMontégut
Postcode32550
Latitude43.6515240 (N 43° 39’ 5”)
Longitude0.6455130 (E 0° 38’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 135m to 257m
Surface area11.42 km²
Population631 inhabitants
Density55 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuch (7.2 km, 12 min)
Insee code32282
IntercommunalityCA du Grand Auch Agglomération
DepartmentGers
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Pessan4.2 km (9 min)
Lahitte4.4 km (10 min)
Leboulin4.4 km (11 min)
Auch6.1 km (14 min)
Marsan7.9 km (14 min)
Montaut-les-Créneaux8 km (16 min)
Pavie9.1 km (18 min)
Lussan9.8 km (16 min)
Preignan10.6 km (15 min)
Duran10.8 km (15 min)
Nougaroulet10.9 km (17 min)
L'Isle-Arné13.3 km (21 min)
Aubiet13.7 km (18 min)

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Castle Montégut in Gers
Castle Montégut in Gers
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Arrival at the village of Montégut
Arrival at the village of Montégut
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Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
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seen the GR653 Montégut Castle
seen the GR653 Montégut Castle
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Chapelle Saint-Jacques de Roquetaillade Montégut
Chapelle Saint-Jacques de Roquetaillade Montégut
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Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
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Pilgrim Saint-Jacques de Compostela on the GR653 to Montégut
Pilgrim Saint-Jacques de Compostela on the GR653 to Montégut
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Montégut in Gers
Montégut in Gers
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Landscape Gers
Landscape Gers
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Montégut Castle
Montégut Castle
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Castle Montégut, in the Gers
Castle Montégut, in the Gers
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Dovecote Montégut
Dovecote Montégut
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Montégut Castle, 10km from Auch in the Gers
Montégut Castle, 10km from Auch in the Gers
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The Church of Montégut
The Church of Montégut
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Gers Landscape
Gers Landscape
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Chapelle Saint-Jacques de Roquetaillade Montégut
Chapelle Saint-Jacques de Roquetaillade Montégut
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Chapelle Saint-Jacques de Roquetaillade Montégut
Chapelle Saint-Jacques de Roquetaillade Montégut
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Castle Roquetaillade Montégut
Castle Roquetaillade Montégut
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Castle Roquetaillade Montégut
Castle Roquetaillade Montégut
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Roquetaillade Castle
Roquetaillade Castle
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Montégut to the Cross
Montégut to the Cross
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View Montégut in Gers
View Montégut in Gers
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Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
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Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
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Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
Moulin tower of fairies Montégut
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Moulin Tower fairies
Moulin Tower fairies
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tourist trail riding in a privileged
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Auch (9.2 km)
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (35 km)
Walk at La Colline aux Chevaux
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 35 € Coutures (45 km)
Labyrinth bamboo, cellar tour and tasting of Armagnac
Local flavoursFreeLarroque-sur-l'Osse (46 km)
Wine and cheese tasting tour at the Domaine de Sédouprat
Local flavoursFreeEauze (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bazian-Riguepeu over the fields
HikeEasy2h30Bazian (26 km)
Lake Aignan
HikeEasy1h40Aignan (46 km)

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