All the Lot-et-Garonne museums: cultural and gourmet tours ...

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In the Lot-et-Garonne museums , you will discover the vestiges of prehistory , the rich architectural heritage of the Middle Ages and all kinds of ancient or contemporary artistic works . But also objects from the life of yesteryear , customs and traditions, and local products ...

Ballot between England and France, Bordeaux and the Toulousain country, Lot-et-Garonne has an eventful history . These multiple influences have marked this region: typical architectural ensembles , the country houses , and a culture open to the world . Colorful characters have also left their traces: On part of the land of Gascony , belonging to the powerful Albret family , it is the country of the heart of Henri IV , that of his mother, Jeanne d'Albret . The festive and warm atmosphere is part of its culture and its local gastronomy is up to these bon vivant ...

Museums on history


The history of a region forges its character ... Knowing the major events and anecdotes of the past will allow you to better understand the identity of this territory . Visiting some emblematic places is an immersive experience to penetrate the heart of the country !

  • SauveTerre Prehistory Museum , in Sauveterre-la-Lémance: This museum plays with your senses, to make you explore prehistory through fun, creative and innovative experiences .
  • Archaeological Museum of Eysses , in Villeneuve sur Lot: The museum traces the life of the Eysse district, from the Gallo-Roman period to the present day . A trip from the ancient city of Excisum , then a stopover in the Benedictine abbey of the Middle Ages , to end with the daily life of Villeneuvois in the 19 th and 20 th centuries .
  • Bastides Museum in Monflanquin: Very modern, with models, sculptures and panels, it will allow you to understand the architectural interest of the bastide and its role in medieval society .
  • Château Musée Henri IV , in Nérac: The royal residence houses an exhibition dedicated to Henri IV , the Albret family and the Renaissance art of living , in this Navarre courtyard .
Castle Museum of Nérac

Photo: Nérac castle museum

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Museums on local life and culture

Museums on the life of yesteryear , ancestral know-how , objects or daily activities, such as ecomuseums , will allow you to get into the atmosphere of the culture of this territory .

  • Maison du Jouet Rustique , in Pujols: The museum brings together toys from different cultures and eras , and original creations from its founder. Very educational , it also promotes experimentation and offers creative workshops to transmit this passion for games and toys .
  • Cork and Cork Museum , in Mezin: It will teach you how to select male and female oaks within the " subaraie ", the cork oak forest , to appreciate the properties of this original material , or to know the manufacturing processes. caps ... An original museum on an important activity of the local economy .
  • Museum of the Old Tin Box , in Francescas: Here you will find a collection of rare , old and international objects . These pretty boxes are hidden behind shutters and pyramids for a playful and fun discovery.

Cork and Toy

Art in all its forms


Gascon influences and the various seizures of power over its lands have given its inhabitants a strong and authentic character . The arts are well represented there. But it is also a country which has kept this tradition of openness to the world !

  • Gajac Museum , in Villeneuve sur Lot: In an old mill , the museum presents a fine collection of paintings, sculptures, stamps and engravings . It also hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art .
  • Agen Museum of Fine Arts : Located in a group of mansions , it brings together more than 3000 works of art and renowned artists, such as Goya, Tintoretto, Corot ...
  • Bernard Palissy Museum , in Lacapelle-Biron: It is a place of exhibition and sale of ceramics , for contemporary ceramists . It offers entertainment, a pottery fair and a space dedicated to the works of Bernard Palissy .

Museum of Fine Arts Agen

Agen Fine Arts Museum

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Museums on local gastronomy


One last essential category, in Gascon country and in the Lot valley : gastronomy of course! This terroir is rich in local specialties . We end in greed , with a tour of the sweets of Lot-et-Garonne .

  • Musée du foie gras , in Frespech: The visit begins with the Ferme de Souleilles . Then at the museum you will learn about the history of foie gras from the Egyptians to the present day , the principle of natural force-feeding in wild geese and work on the farm . You end with a tasting of goose products .
  • Maison de la Noisette , in Lacépède: On site, you can access a hazelnut market to learn about all the varieties , production techniques and products made from hazelnuts . Children can follow the " Rouxy investigation " or go for pony rides on the farm.
  • Musée-ferme du Pruneau , in Lafitte-sur-Lot: The real place of production of the famous “ prune d'Agenallows you to discover the species, culture and specialties made from prunes . For families, you can try his Dédal'Prune, a corn maze , with themed games and quizzes .

There is a twin ticket to visit the Musée du Foie Gras, the Maison de la Noisette and the Musée du Prune.



  • Chocolate Museum of the Rody Chocolate Factory , in Castillonnes: When a cocoa enthusiast shares his secrets with you, your ears and taste buds will be thrilled! It's a fun, interactive and creative space that awakens all your senses and ends with a tasting. You can even get your hands on… cocoa paste of course, by creating your own chocolate bar. A visit not to be missed for young and old alike .
  • Museum of the Bee , in Xaintrailles: It will reveal the mysterious world of bees to you . These insects produce nectar with wonderful properties , they are essential to our gardens and our agriculture. But we still don't know much about them. This is a good opportunity to get to know them better in order to better protect them.

Chocolate Museum

Photo: Chocolate Museum of the Rody Chocolate Factory in Castillonnès

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Here is our tour of the Lot-et-Garonne museums completed. Whatever your field of predilection, you will surely find your happiness there to cultivate you , to learn or to satisfy your curiosity .


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Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Guide du Lot et Garonne.


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