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Penne-d'Agenais

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Penne-d'Agenais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot-et-Garonne
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The medieval town and former stronghold of Penne-d'Agenais, whose castle was fortified by Richard the Lionheart, is today an approved "Station Verte" (nature-orientated holiday destination) combining architectural charm, a gentle way of life and a pretty location on the banks of the Lot.

Dominated by the Byzantine-Romanesque-style Notre-Dame de Peyragude basilica, recognisable from afar by its silver dome, Penne-d'Agenais's old quarter is a charming place for a stroll, with narrow sloping streets lined with pretty houses, Place Paul Froment – a pleasant square to stop in for a drink – and many arts and crafts workshops.

There's a fantastic view over the Lot valley from the viewpoint indicator near the basilica!

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Penne-d'Agenais

The name of Penne has a Gallic origin: in the Celtic language "Penn" means mountain ridge. From the Roman period, there remain the traces of many "villas" which testify to three centuries of prosperity. Then came the great invasions successively: Vandals, Alamans, Goths, Franks, Arabs and Normans. In the twelfth century, the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine with Henry Plantagenet caused the Agenais to pass under British domination. Their son, Richard Coeur de Lion, seduced by the strategic situation of Penne, built a powerful fortress at the foot of which the city was nestled. From then on, Penne will be the key to the "Duchy of Guyenne", whose armies, during incessant wars, will dispute possession.

Penne-d'Agenais is located on the borders of Guyenne, Quercy and Périgord, on the sunny slope of a hillside crowned by the silver dome of Notre-Dame de Peyragude and the ruins of a medieval fortress from which one discovers a Admirable panorama, on the valleys of Lot and Boudouyssou.

Things to see and do

Discover the Notre-Dame de Peyragude sanctuary, the gateway to the city, the Ferracap gate and the Ricard gate, the ruins of the castle of Richard Coeur de Lion, the church of Magnac, the Gallo-Roman bridge of Payssel, the monument to the dead carved by Antoine Bourlange...

The cultural and tourist peculiarity of Penne-d'Agenais lies in its art workshops. True creators welcome visitors in their shop-shops from July 1 to August 31 every day. Weaving, jewelery, leather goods, blown glass... Two workshops are open year round: weaving workshop and jewelery.

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Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
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Bridge Payssel to Penne-d'Agenais
Bridge Payssel to Penne-d'Agenais
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Street Ferracap to Penne-d'Agenais
Street Ferracap to Penne-d'Agenais
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Mayor of Penne-d'Agenais
Mayor of Penne-d'Agenais
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Street Ferracap to Penne-d'Agenais
Street Ferracap to Penne-d'Agenais
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keep of the ruined castle of Richard the Lionheart
keep of the ruined castle of Richard the Lionheart
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Rue Notre Dame Penne-d'Agenais
Rue Notre Dame Penne-d'Agenais
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Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
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Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
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Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
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Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
Aerial view of Penne-d'Agenais (© AirFlyParamoteur)
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View of the village
View of the village
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View of the Lot from the orientation table
View of the Lot from the orientation table
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Penne-d'Agenais dominates the Lot valley
Penne-d'Agenais dominates the Lot valley
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The street of Ferracap which leads to Notre-Dame de Peyragude
The street of Ferracap which leads to Notre-Dame de Peyragude
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Rue Bombecul and its workshops
Rue Bombecul and its workshops
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Rue Bombecul and its workshops
Rue Bombecul and its workshops
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