Preignan

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownPreignan
Insee code32331
Postcode32810
Latitude43.7120000
Longitude0.6310010
AltitudeFrom 112 to 197 meters
Surface10.67 km²
Population1279 inhabitants
Density119 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townAuch (at 9.9 km, 13 min)Montaut-les-Créneaux at 3 km
DepartmentGersRoquelaure at 4.3 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located 10 km north of Auch, the town covers 10.67 square kilometers divided into two ridges: one hosting the main cluster, the second, farther north, the Hamlets of the Testere and Gaudoux .

Preignan The village takes its name Prineus Premius anthroponym or Latin. The remains of a Gallo-Roman villa on the ridge shows the Gallo-Roman presence from the 1st century AD.

At the center of the department (75 km Toulouse, Agen 65 km, Mont-de-Marsan to 110 km, Tarbes at 82 km), the town is ideally placed at the intersection of RN 21 (north south to the Pyrenees and Spain) and RN 124 (east west towards Toulouse and the Atlantic coast).

Served by bus from the station and the TGV Agen-Bordeaux-Paris, is near the civil airport of Auch (3 km), and airports of Toulouse (73 km), and Agen (63 km).

Its population of 600 inhabitants in the early '80s, is currently identified to 1475 inhabitants.

Since 1997, the town is twinned with a local Spanish province of Castilla La Mancha, Corral de Calatrava.


SIGHTSEEING

The Romanesque church dedicated to Saint-Etienne was probably built on an ancient Merovingian cemetery with recycled materials including a fragment of mosaic depicting spirals and stylized flowers. It also contains a gilded wooden altarpiece of the 17th century recently restored. This religious building is located outside the walls of the castle, restored (private property) overlooking the valley of the Gers.

Among the outstanding monuments of the town include the chartreuse Empire General Jean-Joseph Dessoles, located at Pastis (private property) and the mill Rambert (private property), water mill of the former lords of Preignan.

Gaudoux, former joint attached to Preignan in 1821, was a feudal motte. On its territory, near the RN 21, was built in the 19th century, the castle of Testere (private property), Renaissance.


EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Local Festival: 1st weekend in July.
  • Garage sale: 3rd Sunday of September.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Montaut-the-slots to 3 km.
  • Roquelaure 5 km.
  • Roquefort 6 km.
  • Lavardens and castle at 10 km.

PHOTOS

Top VillageTop Village
 
Town HallTown Hall
Porch of the church GaudouxPorch of the church Gaudoux
 
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WEATHER

Thursday 2 October
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Min. 6°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 3 October
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Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 4 October
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Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Papillon  
8.6
Montaut-les-Créneaux
A few kilometers from Auch, Le Papillon invites you on a gastronomic time to enjoy its peaceful atmosphere. Pastel colored walls and large windows invite you to enjoy the scenery while...
Located 1.3 km from Preignan32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Auch  
8.8
  SPECIAL OFFER
Auch
Welcome to the Campanile Auch city, situated in the Gers. The hotel welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and offers an interior with more contemporary lines. Sit indoors and enjoy the...
Located 6.6 km from Preignan22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table d'Oste  
9.2
Auch
The restaurant offers La Table d'Oste discover Gascon specialties around the farm products. Chef Patrick Bonnans applies to concoct creative cuisine. A pleasant, ideal for meals with...
Located 8.1 km from Preignan32 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Marquisette    
9.7
Avezan
Charm and authenticity you expect Avezan, near Saint-Clar, Fleurance and Lectoure, where Nicole and Jean-Louis will welcome you warmly. Their elegant guest house is surrounded by a...
Located 23 km from Preignan58 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLarrouquet    
9.8
Escorneboeuf
Catherine and Alain welcome you in a typical house Gers, we stand at the gates of Biscay a few km from Gimont, 25 km from the city of Auch. Le peace and quiet is to go.
Located 23 km from PreignanFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe Hour    
9
Béraut
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 29 km from Preignan57 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 13 personsDomaine En Laurenc 5p & 8p =13 total
Castelnau-Barbarens
New for 2013: indoor tenniscourt at the spot. 'En Laurenc' is our farm in the South of France where we have 2 gîtes (selfcatering guesthouses). There is one gîte for 4/5 persons and...
Located 16.2 km from PreignanFrom 1750 € to 2950 € per week 
House for 9 personsLa Tour des Clés   NEW
Castelnau-d'Arbieu
House with tower in a fortified village, in the heart of Lomagne, 400 m² garden and countryside views. Quiet. Completely renovated: kitchen, 2 bathrooms and wc, large living room, 5...
Located 20 km from PreignanFrom 400 € to 500 € per week 
Farm for 6 personsDomaine de daran  
8.8
Riguepeu
This former 16th century farmhouse, a hillside and in 17 acres of woodland and grassland, dominates the valley with the Pyrenees in the background panorama. Every stone and restored...
Located 23 km from PreignanFrom 390 € to 1080 € per week 

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HOTELS

Les Chalets des Mousquetaires - Hotel in PreignanLes Chalets des Mousquetaires    
8.8
Mirepoix
This hotel is located in the heart of Gascony. It offers 11 chalets with furnished terrace and garden, an outdoor swimming pool with solarium and views of the Gers Valley. Each chalet...
Located 5.7 km from PreignanRoom from 45 €
ibis Auch - Hotel in Preignanibis Auch     
7.7
Auch
Located a 10-minute drive from the centre of Auch, ibis auch is a hotel offering a 24-hour front desk, a bar and a terrace. Other facilities include luggage storage and free Wi-Fi access....
Located 6 km from PreignanRoom from 64 €
Campanile Hotel Auch - Hotel in PreignanCampanile Hotel Auch     
7.4
Auch
The Campanile Hotel Auch is situated 3 km from the city centre and features low-cost accommodation near the industrial park in northern Auch. Free Wi-Fi access and a TV are provided...
Located 6.1 km from PreignanRoom from 49 €

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Hôtel de France
The hotel offers services of higher quality within an amazing historical building located in the city center of the old City of Auch, the heart of Gascogne....
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