Unusual visits in Lot-et-Garonne?

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This department, crossed by a river, the Garonne , and a river, the Lot , which have carved out its two main valleys: the Lot valley and the Gascony valley , is a fertile and culturally rich land. There are great and small treasures there: magnificent natural sites , an atypical heritage , traditions and a wine culture … A mixture that offers us original visits to discover the many facets of this beautiful countryside.

A journey to the center of the Earth


We begin our journey to the center of the Earth , just that! In the Lastournelle cave , between a flashlight visit every morning in season, and a treasure hunt for children, the site knows how to stand out. Take out your caver outfit and dive into our article: we take you into the bowels of the earth .


Caves of Lastournelle

Photo: Caves of Lastournelle

In search of the mysteries of wine


Lot-et-Garonne is a country of winegrowing tradition . To immerse yourself in this culture, the Cave du Marmandais offers you an escape game on the theme of wine . As a bonus, a tasting will be offered to you, if you manage to escape of course ...

Do you like escape games ? The Museum of Mysteries offers you a more classic but nevertheless very mysterious!


Escape Wine Cave du Marmandais

Photo: Escape-wine from the Cave du Marmandais

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Discovery of wine tourism


Amazing what you can do in a vineyard! The Vignerons du Buzet make wine tourism one of their priorities and offer you all kinds of original visits. It is classic to explore the vineyard on foot, but by electric bike , it is less tiring! Yoga in the vineyards is even inspiring ... And for a more fun activity, to do with the family, a geocaching course is available free of charge. All complemented by a good tasting , in moderation for the parents ... Here is our report: In the essence of the vines ...

If you want more, here is our article on the 5 vineyard tours in Lot-et-Garonne for wine lovers . You will find nice surprises there ...


Vignes de buzet

Photo: vignes buzet 

 

The secrets of chocolate revealed


We go to Castillonnès , for another delicacy ... When a cocoa enthusiast shares his secrets with you , we will delight our ears and taste buds! The Chocolate Museum at the Rody Chocolate Factory is a marvel for young and old alike . Fun, interactive and creative, this museum will awaken all your senses . And you can even get your hands dirty… with cocoa of course, by creating your own chocolate bar.


Rody Chocolate Factory

Photo: Chocolaterie Rody

 

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A trip to fairy land


Once upon a time, in the Lot Valley , there was a magical castle ... From the imagination of a fairy and designed by magicians , it transports you to a childish world . Let's say no more, follow our blogger in a report and video instead ...


The Stelsia

Photo: The Stelsia

 

An architectural curiosity


We take you to Barbaste . A fortified mill is already unusual. But this one forms a particularly impressive whole. Beyond its architectural interest , it is a part of the history of our famous Henri IV which is revealed to you. At the time when he was still only the young Henri de Navarre and when he signed “ Henri, meunier de Barbaste ”… For more practical information, here is the sheet of the Moulin des Tours and its Romanesque bridge .


Barbaste

Photo: Moulin des Tours de Barbaste, charline Prodhomme

A very "select" entry into the equestrian world


To make your entry into the equestrian world a success, we suggest you go and bet a few cents on your favorite, during a race at the Sangruères racecourse . And to see on the other side of the barrier, a visit to the Villeneuve-sur-Lot stud farm is a must. You will know everything about horses, horse trades and animal traction.

A ride in Gabarre


It's hard to discover Lot-et-Garonne without taking a little trip on the water. For a change, we embark on a barge, a traditional boat in Nérac , with the Prince Henry Cruises for a guided excursion or a meal on the water . To find out more, read our report . Or in Fumel , the Gabarres fuméloises take you quietly on the Lot.

Prince Henry's cruises

Photo: Cruise on the Lot Source: Croisières du Prince Henry


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Storming the Bastides


There are many bastides to visit in the region. But what were they used for? What was everyday life in a bastide town in the Middle Ages ? ... The Bastides Museum in Monflanquin tackles an unusual subject and will answer all your questions about these fortifications typical of the region. For an overview of your next visit, here is our article .


Musée des bastides

Photo: Museum of the Bastides de Monflanquin


Meet the industrial age


For this last step, we show you an extraordinary machine. Watt's machine is a strange machine… A huge wind tunnel invented by James Watt, a Scottish engineer. The Fumel plant is fortunate to have one of the two machines still in working order. Currently, the town hall can no longer show it, but do not hesitate to consult the reference page on the town hall website to find out more .

We hope to have given you lots of ideas for surveying this department and to have brought you another look at this beautiful country territory .

Do you want to know more: its geography, its history…? Become an expert on the Lot et Garonne!



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


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