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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Saint-Clar - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Nestling at the heart of Lomagne, the fortified village of Saint-Clar has the particularity of featuring two squares with arcades: Place de la Mairie, in the middle of which stands a picturesque 13th-century covered market hall, and Place de la République, to the north of which the neo-gothic Church of St. Clair has pride of place.

The tour of the area continues with a look at the castle village, with its old church crowned with a beautiful bell, its old timber-framed houses, and its charming four seasons garden.

Lomagne white garlic, a speciality of Saint-Clar, is celebrated every year at the Thursday morning market (on the stalls from July to December), and at the Garlic Festival and Garlic Contest that take place in August. The House of Garlic, open from June to October and based on a typical farm in the hamlet of Barban, contains an exhibition on the history and culture of garlic.

Additional information

Saint-Clar Gers is a typical country house of the 13th century, situated in the heart of Lomagne, local agricultural heritage is particularly rich. This is the main center of production of white garlic.

Things to see and do

Saint-Clar center is the old wooden hall of the 13th century, exceptionally preserved, backed by the mayor. All around the hall instead of the stone houses of the 18th century form a "Garland" (succession of arches). The village has another square surrounded by arcades: it is one of the few walled towns in the region that have two seats to "corner".

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Two annual events take place around garlic:

The garlic festival which takes place on the first Thursday of August in a traditional atmosphere: a "meal of the farmers", accompanied by a musical animation, is served under the hall.

The Garlic Competition takes place on the third Thursday in August: after the award ceremony for the most beautiful garlic displays, a giant "tunaade" is served under the hall and the arcades of the main square.

Festival of theater the weekend that follows the 14 of July. Professional companies.


Town Hall Square
Town Hall Square
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The Garlande arcades
The Garlande arcades
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Besides the local heritage (washing and pigeon for example), the nearest locations are Lectoure and spa, La Romieu and collegiate Flaran Abbey, Castle Lavardens ...


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