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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Lectoure - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

An old Gallo-Roman town, the main residence of the Counts of Armagnac in the Middle Ages and a former bishop's palace, the little town of Lectoure is located at the heart of Gers Lomagne and offers a rich heritage as a reminder of its glorious past.

The 15th and 17th-century cathedral of St. Gervais and St. Protais with its museum of sacred art, the former episcopal palace – now the headquarters of the town hall – and its pleasant Chestnut Tree Garden, Rue Nationale lined with private mansions, the Fountain of Diana, an ancient fountain and restored in the 13th century, and the medieval ramparts of the town are among the riches to discover on a tour of the area. Other unmissable sights include the Bastion Promenade and its beautiful panoramic view of the Gers Valley and the Pyrenees!

The lapidary museum based in the vaulted cellars of the town hall contains collections of Gallo-Roman archaeology, including a superb set of altars dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries!

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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.

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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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