History

General Information

Lot-et-Garonne is part of the historic region of Aquitaine in the south west of France. There is a long history of links between the English and the French in this region, indeed the English ruled it during the 12th century when Helen of Aquitaine and Henry Plantagenet succeeded to the English throne.

If bustling village markets, buzzards catching thermals, bastides and 'Bon Vivant' are your kind of thing then Lot-et-Garonne, and Larroque in particular, must be your kind of place. We are in 'Hundred Years War' country, as demonstrated by the fortified or 'bastide' towns and villages set in the rolling landscape of sunflower fields, meadows, valleys and hills. For the nature lover the area is a delight.

The region is noted for the warmth of its welcome and hospitality. Discover delicacies such as the local speciality pruneaux, locally produced foix gras and confits of duck and goose. Other local produce such as peaches, strawberries, plums and melons give a clue to the climate of the Lot-et-Garonne.This region contains numerous fortified bastide villages, including Pujols, Castelmoron-sur-Lot, Clairac, Clermont Dessous and Penne d'Agenais. Each has its own attraction, such as the marche fermier (the farmer's market), the auberges (inns) and bars, the architecture and the atmosphere. Enjoy a quiet aperitif while sitting in the arcaded square of a bustling village.