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Monflanquin

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne

Monflanquin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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The bastide town of Monflanquin, which overlooks the Haut Agenais region and Lède valley from its hilltop position, was founded in 1256 by Alphonse, Count of Poitiers and Toulouse and brother of St Louis and today enjoys "One of France's Most Beautiful Villages" status.

The town features a magnificent central square bordered by arcades. Note the interesting gemel windowed facade of the elegant 14th-century Maison du Prince Noir.

This medieval bastide town is traversed by a network of carrerots – picturesque, narrow pedestrian streets crossed by little house-to-house bridges. It is also home to a Gothic cathedral.

Worth a visit is the Musée des Bastides, a fun, interactive museum all about the medieval new towns built in southwest France in the 13th and 14th centuries.

A market has taken place every Thursday morning in the Place des Arcades (arcaded main square) since 1256! A local producers' market is also held on Thursday evenings in July and August.

On 15 August, the Médiévales de Monflanquin festival takes inhabitants and tourists back to the Middle Ages with entertainment, shows, processions, a market and a medieval banquet.

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Monflanquin

Monflanquin is a picturesque 13th century bastide town, perched on a pech in a hilly region between Agenais, Périgord and Quercy, compared by Stendhal to "a little Tuscany". It celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2006.

Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse created the Bastide in 1256 when the Charter of Customs was signed, instituting political and civil liberties for the citizens.

Commune of the Aquitaine region, located northeast of the department of Lot-et-Garonne, in the constituency of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Monflanquin is chief town of canton. She is a member of the Community of Communes "Bastides in Haut-Agenais Périgord".

The village is fortunate to have inherited centuries past, an exceptionally well preserved heritage, classified among the most beautiful villages of France and enjoying the label Station Green Holiday.

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Monflanquin view of the church
Monflanquin view of the church
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Monflanquin, place des Arcades
Monflanquin, place des Arcades
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Monflanquin, market on the Place des Arcades
Monflanquin, market on the Place des Arcades
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Bastide Museum
Bastide Museum
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Monflanquin, rapeseed field
Monflanquin, rapeseed field
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Festivals Medieval Monflanquin
Festivals Medieval Monflanquin
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The must buffoon guide, Janouille
The must buffoon guide, Janouille
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Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
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Market of Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
Market of Monflanquin (© farm Couderc)
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