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Montpezat-de-Quercy

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

Montpezat-de-Quercy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne
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Montpezat-de-Quercy, a fortified town in Quercy Blanc, is typical of the area with its central square with covered galleries and its half-timbered houses. This charming place has a glorious past, with the illustrious Des Prés family having left the village with some remarkable features. Indeed, in the 14th century, Cardinal Pierre des Prés erected the beautiful Southern European Gothic-style Collegiate Church of St. Martin. Two centuries later, at the initiative of Jean IV des Prés, who was the Bishop of Montauban at the time, tapestries depicting the life of St. Martin were specially created for the chancel in the collegiate church. This wonderful series of Flemish draperies has been well-preserved and is greatly admired by lovers of ancient tapestries. On top of this gem comes another treasure, made up of religious statues and wedding chests.

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Montpezat-de-Quercy

Montpezat-de-Quercy is located in the Midi-Pyrénées region in the department of Tarn-et-Garonne, on the edge of Lot, 35 km from Montauban and 27 km from Cahors.

Not far from the old castle where stayed for centuries, the powerful lords of the family of Montpezat then the family Des Prés; amid chestnut trees and Judas trees, the mighty college built by Cardinal Pierre Des Prés (1288-1361), attracts thousands of visitors.

Des Prés family also gave bishops in Montauban, the Protestant and a marshal of France; others have marked the history of Montpezat, white.

Agriculture (fruit, wine, livestock) remains the mainstay of the municipal economy. A small industry, few companies and a varied commercial fabric, are revitalizing the local economy.

Active and flourishing, Montpezat-de-Quercy, "Holiday Green Station" is proud of its site, its monuments, its amusement park; place to stay, relaxing and authentic holiday.

Things to see and do

The collegiate church of Saint-Martin, the fourteenth century, with Flemish tapestries depicting the life of St. Martin of Tours.

The door to the City, the fourteenth century.

Alleys and squares with typical half-timbered houses.

The manor of the Borde des Près, the fourteenth century.

The 7 churches in hamlets including the Church of Saux.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Every Saturday morning: Market Avenue School from 7am.

Votive Feast of the Ascension for 4 days from Wednesday to Saturday during the Ascension (funfair, meals, bandas, concert...).

July 14, food and dancing.

The first weekend in December: Telethon (animations, rally, meals, hiking...).

Photos

From a distance
From a distance
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Ursuline Convent
Ursuline Convent
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Montpezat View
Montpezat View
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Montpezat View
Montpezat View
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Resistance Place
Resistance Place
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Bandas
Bandas
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House Canons
House Canons
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Collegiate St. Martin
Collegiate St. Martin
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City Gate
City Gate
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landscaped pool in the Faillal Recreation Park
landscaped pool in the Faillal Recreation Park
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Bicentennial Square
Bicentennial Square
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Avenue Schools
Avenue Schools
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Bar
Bar
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Festival Gandoulès
Festival Gandoulès
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Réduchon Blue Trumpet Festival
Réduchon Blue Trumpet Festival
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Church of Saux
Church of Saux
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Green Lake
Green Lake
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hike Walk
hike Walk
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collegiate
collegiate
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Festivities
Festivities
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Resistance Square
Resistance Square
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Flemish tapestry
Flemish tapestry
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gourmet market
gourmet market
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Réduch Square
Réduch Square
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Garage sale
Garage sale
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Fire
Fire
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Evening
Evening
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Ascension Day
Ascension Day
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