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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Preignan - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Located 10 km north of Auch, the town covers 10.67 square kilometers divided into two ridges: one hosting the main cluster, the second, farther north, the Hamlets of the Testere and Gaudoux .

Preignan The village takes its name Prineus Premius anthroponym or Latin. The remains of a Gallo-Roman villa on the ridge shows the Gallo-Roman presence from the 1st century AD.

At the center of the department (75 km Toulouse, Agen 65 km, Mont-de-Marsan to 110 km, Tarbes at 82 km), the town is ideally placed at the intersection of RN 21 (north south to the Pyrenees and Spain) and RN 124 (east west towards Toulouse and the Atlantic coast).

Served by bus from the station and the TGV Agen-Bordeaux-Paris, is near the civil airport of Auch (3 km), and airports of Toulouse (73 km), and Agen (63 km).

Its population of 600 inhabitants in the early '80s, is currently identified to 1475 inhabitants.

Since 1997, the town is twinned with a local Spanish province of Castilla La Mancha, Corral de Calatrava.

Geographical information

Latitude43.7120000 (N 43° 42’ 43”)
Longitude0.6310010 (E 0° 37’ 52”)
AltitudeFrom 112m to 197m
Surface area10.67 km²
Population1275 inhabitants
Density119 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuch (9.9 km, 13 min)
Insee code32331
IntercommunalityCA du Grand Auch Agglomération
TerritoryGascony, Midi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Montaut-les-Créneaux3.7 km (8 min)
Roquelaure5.4 km (10 min)
Sainte-Christie6.6 km (8 min)
Roquefort7.1 km (9 min)
Mirepoix8.2 km (11 min)
Peyrusse-Massas8.4 km (14 min)
Castillon-Massas9.2 km (15 min)
Gavarret-sur-Aulouste9.8 km (13 min)
Montestruc-sur-Gers9.8 km (9 min)
Auch10.1 km (15 min)
Puységur10.3 km (15 min)
Tourrenquets10.4 km (12 min)
Montégut10.6 km (15 min)
Nougaroulet10.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

The Romanesque church dedicated to Saint-Etienne was probably built on an ancient Merovingian cemetery with recycled materials including a fragment of mosaic depicting spirals and stylized flowers. It also contains a gilded wooden altarpiece of the 17th century recently restored. This religious building is located outside the walls of the castle, restored (private property) overlooking the valley of the Gers.

Among the outstanding monuments of the town include the chartreuse Empire General Jean-Joseph Dessoles, located at Pastis (private property) and the mill Rambert (private property), water mill of the former lords of Preignan.

Gaudoux, former joint attached to Preignan in 1821, was a feudal motte. On its territory, near the RN 21, was built in the 19th century, the castle of Testere (private property), Renaissance.

Events and festivities


Top Village
Top Village
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Porch of the church Gaudoux
Porch of the church Gaudoux
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See photo


Tuesday 26 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
Wednesday 27 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 26°C
Thursday 28 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Barbet Golf Course
Sports sensations32 € Lombez (34 km)
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (40 km)
Walk at La Colline aux Chevaux
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 35 € Coutures (40 km)
Bamboo maze, cellar tour and Armagnac tasting
Local flavoursFreeLarroque-sur-l'Osse (41 km)
Horseback riding on the Routes d'Artagnan
Sports sensations280 € Sabazan (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bazian-Riguepeu over the fields
HikeEasy2h30Bazian (25 km)
Lombez, audio tour of the historic heart
HikeEasy35 minLombez (35 km)
Lake Aignan
HikeEasy1h40Aignan (44 km)


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