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La Romieu

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

La Romieu - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers
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La Romieu is a small town located in the north of the department of Gers, in Gascony. The village is classified among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

"Romieu" comes from the Gascon word Roumieu meaning "Pilgrim of Rome". Because it was in 1082, returning from a pilgrimage to Rome, that two German monks decided to stop and create a rescue in these places. In the 14th century, the village gained importance when Arnaud d'Aux de Lescout (camerian and camerleone to Pope Clement V) had a magnificent collegiate church built in his village. In the 14th century, La Romieu became a bastide and its arcaded square is now adorned with numerous stone cats which, placed on the windows of the houses, bring the legend of Angéline and her cats to life.

Located on the way to Santiago de Compostela (GR 65 coming from Puy-en-Velay), La Romieu is on the historic Lectoure-La Romieu-Condom section and receives a large number of pilgrims to Santiago every year of Compostela.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Romieu
Postcode32480
Tourism label
Latitude43.9818039 (N 43° 58’ 54”)
Longitude0.4976010 (E 0° 29’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 104m to 217m
Surface area27.48 km²
Population587 inhabitants
Density21 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuch (49 km, 54 min)
Insee code32345
IntercommunalityCC de la Lomagne Gersoise
DepartmentGers
TerritoriesGascony, Midi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Larroque-Engalin4.6 km (7 min)
Gazaupouy5.5 km (10 min)
Castelnau-sur-l'Auvignon6.1 km (10 min)
Marsolan6.5 km (10 min)
Lagarde7 km (15 min)
Berrac7.3 km (12 min)
Ligardes8.4 km (14 min)
Saint-Mézard9.2 km (12 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Goyne10.2 km (12 min)
Pouy-Roquelaure10.4 km (14 min)
Terraube11.3 km (16 min)
Condom11.5 km (14 min)
Caussens11.7 km (14 min)
Castéra-Lectourois13.5 km (19 min)
Blaziert13.7 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

General view
General view
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The cloister of the collegiate church of Saint-Pierre de La Romieu
The cloister of the collegiate church of Saint-Pierre de La Romieu
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The collegiate church
The collegiate church
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Flowers
Flowers
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The village of sculpted cats
The village of sculpted cats
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Sculpture
Sculpture
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Other sculpture
Other sculpture
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They are watching us...
They are watching us...
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There are also real ones!
There are also real ones!
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Château de Madirac
Château de Madirac
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The collegiate church of La Romieu listed as a world heritage site
The collegiate church of La Romieu listed as a world heritage site
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Collegiate church of La Romieu
Collegiate church of La Romieu
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La Romieu, listed as the Most Beautiful Village in France
La Romieu, listed as the Most Beautiful Village in France
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Weather

Thursday 30 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C
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Friday 1 july
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
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Saturday 2 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 30°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bamboo maze, cellar tour and Armagnac tasting
Local flavoursFreeLarroque-sur-l'Osse (17.8 km)
Tasting and sale of wines and duck conserves
Local flavoursFreeEauze (30 km)
Tour of the Sables Fauves Saffron Farm
Local flavoursFreeParleboscq (35 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of the two banks
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate6h45Valence (34 km)
The 2 banks Cycling Circuit de Garonne
Cycling itineraryEasy1h50Valence (34 km)
Castle Tour
HikeEasy5h00Valence (34 km)
Bazian-Riguepeu over the fields
HikeEasy2h30Bazian (38 km)
Circuit of the Vallons
HikeEasy2h40Gasques (39 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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