Many different activities in a rich area, to share with family or friends, here everyone will be satisfied! 🌞
Some photos of the region: beautiful villages, bastides or pretty small towns where hanging around in the many pedestrian areas.
In Lot-et-Garonne : The pratty small town of Villeneuve/Lot and the medieval villages of Monflanquin and of Penne-d’ Agenais: good places to walk for visiting and strolling, for discovring local gastronomy.
In Tarn-et-Garonne : on the GR 85 (one ways of de Saint Jacques) : Moissac (Closter and Saint Pierre’s abbey church) and the town bastide of Lauzerte (classified “beautiful village in France”)
Virtual visit of Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne
The beauty of the hilly landscapes, the sunflower fields, the mild and sunny climate, its roman churches, its castles, its cloisters, the beauty of the medieval bastides with their arcade squares and its famous gastronomy: Here you will enjoy the cordial hospitality and a lot of activities that you would expect for a successful stay.
The departements of Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne are part of a region where the naturel and cultural heritage is rich and varied: a region steeped in prehistory and in history, lands of festivals, also the orchard of France; here the farmers markets display of fruits and vegetables matured with the sun of Aquitaine.
Far from mass tourism, this region create an atmosphere leading to relaxation and laziness: green tourism, cultural visits,sporting activities, water pleasures, meetings during night-time markets and festivities: come with family or friends and discover this region during your future holidays.
Please take a moment to watch these two videos. We hope this quick glimpse will give you a taste for exploring this seductive region, rich of unsuspected charms.
For people interested in history, in art and in culture
The Milandes Castle (nearby Sarlat) will amaze everybody, young and old! Josephine Bakker has been the owner of this castle.
The beautiful medieval city of Sarlat-la-Caneda (1h30 from la Rouquette.
The Lascaux cave: Lascaux II (a identically reconstituted of Lascaux I, to see absolutely because it’s threatened with closure like Lascaux I) and Lascaux IV, international center of parietal art (inaugurated by F.Hollande in 2016). These caves are under two hours drive from la Rouquette, to be discovered to experience all the emotions of the famous original cave Lascaux I, closed to visitors 20 years after its discovery in 1940.
Land of concerts and festivals: te Moncrabeau, the liars on first Sunday of Augustus; te Monflanquin, the live in the Middle Ages on 14-15 Augustus; festival Vianne’s Follies, summer festival the la Cale de Villeneuve sur Lot; jazz festivals de jazz in Tarn-et-Garonne.
Activities for all ages, with family or friends
For the youngers :
Z’animoland: animal and leisure park of Fontirou te La Croix Blanche (tél: 0553412407)
Walibi Sud-Ouest te Roquefort (nearby d’Agen) (tél: 0553965832)
Souleilles Farm te Frespech (tél: 0553412324) : outside games (ducks fishing, giant goose game, massacre games, … )
The Magic Cauldron (Pédagogic Farm) te Brugnac
For relaxing moments for everybody :
Pirates Park te Penne d’Agenais
Happy Forest (te Pont-du-Casse, 5km from Agen): a park to swing from tree to tree (tél: 0606494857)
Parc-en-Ciel te Lacapelle-Biron, in a park of 15ha : swing from tree to tree, natural pool, mini-golf (tél: 05533718458)
The Hazelnut House te Lacépède (tél: 05053959829)
Te Casteljaloux : Leisure Park Castel Adventure (0553849472) : Paintball, Aquatic Park (canoe, kayak, toboggan and pedal boat) and Adventure Course (acrobatic course)
Boat rental without licence, to be the capitain of a boat from one hour to a full day: rest and conviviality guaranteed!
The sportsmen will be able to choose: rowing, kayak, climb (Agen)
Noumerous lakes for fishing
Tennis court : Beauville is the nearest.
Te Beauville, on 14 July : petanque competition “France-England”, advice to enthusiasts!
Golf amateurs will not be disappointed: two 18-hole golf courses: one te Villeneuve/Lot (20km) and one te Casteljalous (35km)
For leisure, discoveries and idleness lovers
Perhaps you prefer to discover the région: by ULM, by quad, renting a boat, by ballon, by paraglider.
Thalassotherapy: wellness and relaxation at Casteljaloux Thermal Complexe.
Prince Henry Cruise te Nérac: river cruise to discover the région during guided excursion of 1 to 2 hours (0553656666
Wellness activities te Bagat-en-Quercy : sauna-hamman-ayurvédic messages oil.
Aginum Thermae (caldarium, fish pedicure, balnéothérapy, massage room) te Boé (6, staat of “la Poste” 47550)
If you have artistic skills, you can follow a painting course of the italian Renaissance at the painy shop Neo Medici te Villeneuve sur Lot (tél: 0553363146 ), you can book online under www.france-voyage.com
For trek lovers
Some of you would be able to make the most of their stay by hiking activities on foot, bicycle, bike (renting te Montaigu de Quercy 11 km ),or on horseback te Lauzinie (6 km): nomerous opportunities, marked ways in Beauville Commune (Tourism Office “Porte d’Aquitaine en Pays de Serres”, Arcades Square te Beauville) and Montaigu de Quercy Commune .
Those who take time to enjoy nature could renting canoe, kayak, bike, VTC or VTT te Montayral. Certains d’entre vous auront aussi la possibilité de faire une partie du GR85, un des Chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle qui passe à Lauzerte et à Moissac.
For gastronomy lovers
Here gastromy is not a sin any more! The West-South is a gourmand’s dream destination: truffles, mushrooms, ducks, lambs, goat cheeses, charcuterie, fruits and vegetables.
The renowed Agen prune: a local product and national pride. Excellent for the health (4-6 per day) and a fighter against cholesterol.
Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne are very rich lands.
The famous wines with prestigious names : Margaux, Sauternes,…
Enjoy your stay here to discover Michel TRAMA kitchen, one of the greatest starred chefs of France.
Te PUYMIROL (17km) , Rue Royale, 52 : Michel TRAMA has opened two gastronomic restaurants.
2 MICHELIN stars and 4 Gault & Millau stars for Aubergade (tél : 0553953146) : minimum price 79€
2 Gault & Millau for la Poule d’Or (tél : 0553952900): minimum price 29€
Some good restaurants in the vicinity of la Rouquette
- Hotel du Midi, Place de la Mairie à Beauville :tél : 0553954118 (4km )
- Auberge de Lauzinie entre Lacour et Bourg de Visa : tél :0563952331(6km )
- Ferme auberge de Lasbourdètes à Bourg-de-Visa (lieu-dit Las Bourdettes): tél : 0563942675(7km)
- L’Ostal Bistrot Le Bourg Lacour-de-Visa ( pizzéria et petite restauration : 10-15€) (7km)
- Chez Michel Morillon à Roquecor ( lieu-dit Saint Julien) : tél : 0563952241 (6km)
- Café du Centre à Roquecor (on the village square) (6km)
- La Sirène à Montaigu de Quercy tél : 0563944482 (11km )
- Restaurant le Roquentin te Laroque Timbault : tél : 0553957878 (11km )
- La Maison on the Square Place te Penne d’Agenais : tél: 05 53 01 29 18 (15km )
- Le Château de l’Hoste à Saint-Beauzeil (12km) : booking online under www.france-voyage.com
- Le Patio d’Hauteville te Penne d’Agenais (15km) : booking online under www.france-voyage.com
During the VHS, don’t forget night markets, these festive events to discover local gastronomy, to meet other holidaymakers and local people.