Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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Today serving as the mayor's office, the originally medieval Château de Fumel was remodelled in the 18th century. Its splendid terraced gardens overlooking the Lot valley offer a wonderful panoramic view of the river and surroundings. It also boasts a French-style formal garden on the upper terrace and a landscaped garden below planted with a variety of tree species, such as cedars of Lebanon, chestnut trees and plane trees.
There's nothing like a trip on a traditional flat-bottomed boat (gabarre) to continue exploring Fumel and the Lot valley. During the summer, take one of the cruises with commentary (approx. 1hr15) from the foot of Fumel bridge.
Château de Fumel
The castle was the seat of the barony of Fumel, it was used to control the Lot Valley, especially during the Hundred Years War. Since the 1960s, the castle of Fumel home to the town hall.
Fumel Castle was built in the fourteenth century and has a keep on a terrace.
Work took place in the seventeenth century on the south building and the west wing.
It is surrounded by gardens and terraces overlooking the Lot and offer panoramic views of the valley.