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Lectoure

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Lectoure - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers
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An old Gallo-Roman town, the main residence of the Counts of Armagnac in the Middle Ages and a former bishop's palace, the little town of Lectoure is located at the heart of Gers Lomagne and offers a rich heritage as a reminder of its glorious past.

The 15th and 17th-century cathedral of St. Gervais and St. Protais with its museum of sacred art, the former episcopal palace – now the headquarters of the town hall – and its pleasant Chestnut Tree Garden, Rue Nationale lined with private mansions, the Fountain of Diana, an ancient fountain and restored in the 13th century, and the medieval ramparts of the town are among the riches to discover on a tour of the area. Other unmissable sights include the Bastion Promenade and its beautiful panoramic view of the Gers Valley and the Pyrenees!

The lapidary museum based in the vaulted cellars of the town hall contains collections of Gallo-Roman archaeology, including a superb set of altars dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries!

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Lectoure

Thermal city, medieval city and gascon capital of the melon, Lectoure is rich of a plural and singular heritage.

Stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela, this historic city is perched on a rocky spur surrounded by 3.2 kilometers of ramparts dominating the valley of the Gers.

From an architectural point of view, Lectoure is a real jewel because it retains many buildings that bear witness to its history. The main artery of the city is lined with mansions and mansions built between the seventeenth and nineteenth century.

In addition, the city is endowed with 9 buildings protected under historical monuments and 30 medieval houses inventoried.

Medieval city, Lectoure is also a dynamic city, punctuated by numerous events throughout the year, such as the Pyrotechnic Festival, the Féria du Melon and the Exhibition of Saint Martin.

The capital of the Counts of Armagnac is also famous for its production of melons but also garlic from Lomagne and for its large wine estates.

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View Lectoure from Saint- Gervais Cathedral
View Lectoure from Saint- Gervais Cathedral
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Garden Chestnut
Garden Chestnut
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Old Hospital Lectoure
Old Hospital Lectoure
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