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Lombez - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Very old city, one finds traces of Lombez from the Roman period. Around the year 600 arrives from St Jacques de Compostela, Majan, a bishop of Antioch, who moved to Lombez to Christianize the region. Legend has it that the terrace dragon terrorized the region, throwing his episcopal ring in its mouth. A miraculous fountain whose water healed the blind and people with blindness arises in place of the dragon struck.

At the end of the eighth century the Duke of Aquitaine surrender the place to the Abbey of St. Thibéry in Herault. The Benedictines built an abbey and monastery. They are supported in the twelfth century by the Augustinians of Toulouse. In the fourteenth century Lombez is elevated to rural diocese by Pope sitting in Avignon after the schism that gripped Christendom. The abbey church will undergo the transformations to be elevated to a cathedral.

The city will shine the Middle Ages to the Revolution and 32 bishops will succeed and participate in the development of the region. The second bishop, Jacques Colona, ​​from a famous Italian family and the son of Gaucerande Isle Jourdain is a friend of the poet and humanist Petrarch; it will spend the summer 1330 Lombez and explain the merits in its "letters to posterity."

Lombez was a city of "dresses" (Cistercian women become primary school Petrarch School, Capuchin Monastery became police after the French Revolution, now housing and crèche).

After the French Revolution, Lombez is named Sub-Prefecture and will have his court, became town hall.

In 30 years, a new city was founded on the place called "The Ramondère" where there are new subdivisions, a senior residence secure. A "Dutch" town was founded in 1996 with 180 houses of which is available for rental.

The city center is now eligible for renewal decided by the municipality whose early efforts were launched: new premises for the tourist office become Tourist Office in 2013, opposite the cathedral boarding school dormitory Fenelon converted into new housing by an individual, behind the hall.

Early 2014 we can count more than 2 000 inhabitants with input from newcomers.

Geographical information

Latitude43.4758039 (N 43° 28’ 33”)
Longitude0.9120100 (E 0° 54’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 162m to 286m
Surface area19.55 km²
Population2070 inhabitants
Density106 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuch (26 mi, 44 min)
Insee code32213
IntercommunalityCC du Saves
TerritoryGascony, Midi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Samatan1.5 mi (4 min)
Puylausic2.7 mi (8 min)
Sauveterre3.4 mi (8 min)
Montadet3.5 mi (11 min)
Saint-Soulan3.9 mi (14 min)
Montégut-Savès3.9 mi (10 min)
Montamat4 mi (11 min)
Sauvimont4.2 mi (11 min)
Monblanc5 mi (9 min)
Nizas5.2 mi (12 min)
Labastide-Savès5.3 mi (9 min)
Cadeillan5.8 mi (10 min)
Saint-Lizier-du-Planté5.9 mi (13 min)
Savignac-Mona6 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Lombez Aerial view
Lombez Aerial view
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Old City Hall court became
Old City Hall court became
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front of the cathedral in front of the Tourist Office
front of the cathedral in front of the Tourist Office
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Lombez under snow
Lombez under snow
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Chapelle Saint-Majan
Chapelle Saint-Majan
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Reliquary of St. Majan
Reliquary of St. Majan
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Night Market Art and Gastronomy
Night Market Art and Gastronomy
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Country demonstration in months August
Country demonstration in months August
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night market hall Expo
night market hall Expo
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Zumba demonstration the night market
Zumba demonstration the night market
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historical Map of Lombez
historical Map of Lombez
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Monday 17 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
Tuesday 18 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 11°C
Wednesday 19 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horseback riding around Gimont
Sports sensations20 € Gimont (9.4 mi)
Bargain-hunting at a non-profit upcycling centre
EntertainmentFreeCazères (21 mi)
Guided Tour of the Saint Cyprien District, Toulouse
Culture and education13 € Toulouse (28 mi)
Escape Game at La Cellule
Entertainment16 € Toulouse (28 mi)
Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Toulouse
Culture and education52 € Toulouse (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lombez, audio tour of the historic heart
HikeEasy35 minLombez
Along the waterway
Village visitIntermediate2h00Carbonne (20 mi)
Bazian-Riguepeu over the fields
HikeEasy2h30Bazian (32 mi)


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