Liven up your holidays!

Monflanquin

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

Monflanquin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
8.3
15

The bastide town of Monflanquin, which overlooks the Haut Agenais region and Lède valley from its hilltop position, was founded in 1256 by Alphonse, Count of Poitiers and Toulouse and brother of St Louis and today enjoys "One of France's Most Beautiful Villages" status.

The town features a magnificent central square bordered by arcades. Note the interesting gemel windowed facade of the elegant 14th-century Maison du Prince Noir.

This medieval bastide town is traversed by a network of carrerots – picturesque, narrow pedestrian streets crossed by little house-to-house bridges. It is also home to a Gothic cathedral.

Worth a visit is the Musée des Bastides, a fun, interactive museum all about the medieval new towns built in southwest France in the 13th and 14th centuries.

A market has taken place every Thursday morning in the Place des Arcades (arcaded main square) since 1256! A local producers' market is also held on Thursday evenings in July and August.

On 15 August, the Médiévales de Monflanquin festival takes inhabitants and tourists back to the Middle Ages with entertainment, shows, processions, a market and a medieval banquet.

Additional information
Monflanquin

Monflanquin is a picturesque country house of the thirteenth century, perched on his "Pech", located in a region of hills, between Agen, Perigord and Quercy, by Stendhal compared to "a small Tuscany". It celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2006.

Alphonse de Poitiers, Comte de Toulouse creates Bastide in 1256 at the signing of the Charter of Customs, establishing political and civil liberties for citizens.

Town in the Aquitaine region, located northeast of the Lot-et-Garonne department in the district of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Monflanquin is chief town of canton. She is a member of the Community of Communes "Bastide in Upper Agenais Périgord."

Its communal area covers 6221 hectares. There are 2 345 inhabitants according to the last census in 2012.

The village is fortunate to have inherited from past centuries, an exceptionally well-preserved heritage, ranked among one of the most beautiful villages of France and benefiting the label Green holiday resort.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Photos

Monflanquin view of the church
Monflanquin view of the church
See photo
Monflanquin, place des Arcades
Monflanquin, place des Arcades
See photo
Monflanquin, market on the Place des Arcades
Monflanquin, market on the Place des Arcades
See photo
Bastide Museum
Bastide Museum
See photo
Monflanquin, rapeseed field
Monflanquin, rapeseed field
See photo
Festivals Medieval Monflanquin
Festivals Medieval Monflanquin
See photo
The must buffoon guide, Janouille
The must buffoon guide, Janouille
See photo
Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
See photo
Market of Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
Market of Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
See photo

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant