The coolest photo spots in Lot-et-Garonne

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Lot-et-Garonne is a little natural paradise, nestled between Quercy and Landes. It is a very sunny territory, where the vegetation is lush, with a great wine-growing region. The stone there is ocher and the old buildings give it a lot of authenticity. There is no doubt that the region will offer you warm and colorful photos. We take you on a photo road-trip between the Lot and the Garonne, to help you discover its most beautiful sites.


Opening photo: Villeneuve sur Lot - Photo © David AdobeStock

Successful mix of genres at the Château

The Château de Duras is one of the most beautiful castles in the Lot-et-Garonne. Its architecture oscillates elegantly and harmoniously between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The view from the castle over the surrounding countryside is splendid. Choose a nice day and a time to visit in the morning or at the end of the day for a nice highlight. For show lovers, during the school holidays, falconry and chivalry demonstrations take place, another great opportunity to take quality shots. And of course, the Château itself is worth a photo, its exteriors and its beautifully decorated rooms, right up to the 4th floor framework.


Castle of Duras

Line of sight on the Pont de Barbaste

Barbaste is a village steeped in history. "Le Moulin des Tours" is also called "Moulin Henri IV" because of its proximity to Nérac, the birthplace of this famous King of France and Navarre. It is also said that Henri IV, in his youth, signed “Henri, miller of Barbaste”… The Pont de Barbaste is a work of art of Romanesque style architecture, with its 10 arches! At the end of the bridge, you can visit the fortified mill, with its 4 square towers. A walk also invites you to discover the banks of the Gélise.

Barbaste towers mill - Photo © Mickael AdobeStock
Barbaste towers mill - Photo © Mickael AdobeStock

Height taken on the rocky needle of Bonaguil

Bonaguil means the "good needle", since it is placed on a rocky outcrop called a "rocky needle". This perched village is best known for its superb 15th century castle. What surprises the visitor is that its architecture is typically medieval, whereas the Renaissance period did not really lend itself to it. Then it was in the 18th century that it was finally remodeled with more comfort. It is therefore an astonishing mixture of genres, which offers you interesting architectural photos!

Bonaguil Castle - Photo © Richard Semik AdobeStock
Bonaguil Castle - Photo © Richard Semik AdobeStock

It flows naturally to Allemans-du-Dropt

Visit the village of Allemans-du-Dropt. Don't forget to enter inside the church and put on some coins to light up the beautiful fresco. Allemand-du-Dropt is particularly pleasant in spring, when the flowers bombard with color around the edge of the old bridge, along the banks. It's bucolic!

The good idea: How about going on a Tèrra Aventura in Allemans-du-Dropt?


Allemans-du-Dropt


Postcard photo in Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Villeneuve-sur-Lot is a former royal bastide, in the heart of the Lot Valley. It is an essential visit to discover the typical architecture of bastides, with its well-aligned streets, its half-timbered houses, its central square and its covered arched alleys from the Middle Ages.


Villeneuve sur Lot - Photo © David AdobeStock
Villeneuve sur Lot - Photo © David AdobeStock

Religious inspiration in Penne d'Agenais

Penne-d'Agenais is a pretty country village, surrounded by greenery, between rolling meadows and forests, on the banks of the Lot. The mists rise from the river and halo the village at daybreak. If you are up early, you will take magical photos. Extend your visit to the Sanctuary and the Notre-Dame-de-Peyragude Cathedral, which is simply majestic.

Notre-Dame-de-Peyragude Cathedral


Unmissable souvenir photo in the Bastide of Monflanquin

Monflanquin is the most traditional bastide in Lot-et-Garonne. It also houses the Museum of Bastides, where you will discover the vocation of a bastide, its architecture and its operation. It is one of the “Most beautiful villages in France”. You can see the House of the Black Prince, the market hall or even stroll through its charming medieval streets.

Hidden squares, here the Place des Arts


Perspective on the half-timbered facades of Cancon

Cancon is a perched village and you will need a little courage to climb to the top of this hill. During this ascent, the path is as important as the destination... You will pass through beautiful cobbled streets, dotted with half-timbered houses and beautiful medieval arcades. Once at the top, what a view! The panorama over the plain of Monflanquin stretches as far as the eye can see.

Half-timbered houses in Cancon


Color palette in Pujols

If Pujols attracts tourists because it is classified as one of the "Most beautiful villages in France", it has many other advantages for amateur photographers. It is a very flowery and colorful village , with in the background the stones of a light gray tone, typical of Lot-et-Garonne. It is perched and you can admire an exceptional landscape over the Lot Valley. Finally, it has several points of interest, such as its covered hall, with a truly remarkable framework, its half-timbered houses or its church.

Pujols


Effect on the water at the Ondes de Trentels lock

The Écluse des Ondes is a beautiful traditional construction. In addition, the natural environment forms a very pretty frame for your photos. It is also a perfect spot to test some effects on the water. At certain times, the reflections are absolutely beautiful!

Photo of the Ondes lock - Photo © Panosud360 AdobeStock
Photo of the Ondes lock - Photo © Panosud360 AdobeStock

Dizzying photo at the foot of the Château de Cuzorn

Cuzorn Castle is erected directly above a very jagged cliff. We even wonder how it could have been built and held on this rocky outcrop. It dominates the Valley of Lémance. If it is in ruins, we still perceive its former presence. It is an enigmatic and mysterious site, imbued with legends, which does not leave anyone indifferent. It's up to you to capture his lost soul!


Cuzorn Castle - Photo © Pack Shop AdobeStock
Cuzorn Castle - Photo © Pack Shop AdobeStock

Reflection in the water at Lauzun

Lauzun is a pretty little village that can be explored on foot, in the Pays de Lauzun. With its pretty houses, its squares, its charming and typical alleys, its small cafes, you feel good there... Also visit the Château de Lauzun! A beautiful photo to take, from the small park at the foot of the village, reflections of the buildings and the castle in the water of the lake...

Lauzun Castle

Our trip through the photo spots of Lot-et-Garonne is coming to an end and we hope to have made you want to visit this beautiful region.


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