Lot-et-Garonne Destination Guide
Located in the southwest of France, this area is quite rural with rolling hills, forests and vast countryside showcasing fields of sunflowers (in season), beautiful castles and medieval villages. Famous for its orchards, Lot-et-Garonne specializes in producing the Agen prunes, which feature heavily in the local cuisine.
If interested, you could even visit the prune museum, located in Granges sur Lot with over 100 years of history in the traditional production methods. There is also a fois gras museum in Souleilles. Visitors can partake in more energetic activities such as hiking, horse riding, canoeing and mountain biking, or if a leisurely activity is preferred a visit to the local farms, truffle-growers and beekeepers is quite popular as you can sample the products and purchase right from the source.
The villages are charming and beautiful with medieval churches and abbeys to explore, with markets selling local produce such as fruit and vegetables, cured meats, artisanal bread, cheeses and honey. Pujols in particular has two exquisite churches that are worth a visit. In the old town square you will find the Gothis St-Nicolas and not too far away the 15th-century Ste-Foy la Jeune with its slightly faded frescoes. This little hilltop village grants magnificent views out over the valleys and you will find some lovely little restaurants and cafes to sit down and have lunch in.
If you are travelling with children, you may wish to visit the Walibi Adventure Park with around 40 attractions including water rides, a swinging pirate ship and Fandango. Parc en Ceil in Lacapelle-Biron is another place for family-oriented fun with its adventure playground, mini golf, animal farm and snail museum.
The closest international airport is Bordeaux, and the TGV train station has regional trains travelling to and from Lots-et-Garonne multiple times a day.