We all know Agen for its famous prunes. However, Agen conceals many other treasures, such as its canal bridge for example, which we enjoyed visiting for a few days in this finally sunny month of June 2018. We will share our visits and good addresses in Agen and its agglomeration in this new post of our OneDayOneTravel blog and in video following a mission with Destination Agen.
Contrary to Toulouse or the Tarn which we visited for the first time last May, we had no picture in our head of the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne before arriving (except for the prunes of course). It is thus virgin of any cliché that we make our first steps in Agen, a city rich in history, more than 2 times millennium.
The “Pearl of the South”, as the emblematic Occitan poet Jasmin wrote, is a quiet city, on a human scale, perhaps a little too discreet. It is an ideal destination for short stays but also for slow travel.
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How do I get to Agen?
Agen is located in the department of Lot-et-Garonne, in the New Aquitaine region, only about 1 hour drive from Bordeaux or Toulouse on the A62, and 1h30 from Paris on a direct flight with the company HOP! You can also come to Agen by train. Coming from Paris, we chose the plane, more convenient for us at the end of this tour de France. A great opportunity also to celebrate the arrival of summer.
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To and from Agen with HOP: 3 daily flights to Paris-Orly, from €49 including tax one way. More information on the HOP! website.
Our outbound flight went really well. We could write a book about our return flight which was more complicated than expected because of a last minute cancellation that forced us to take off from Toulouse.
Where is Agen located?
Here are our visits of Agen and the villages of the agglomeration on this interactive map.
Built on the banks of the Garonne and dominated by the hillside of the Hermitage, the town of about 35,000 inhabitants has several tourist attractions. Between the unavoidable canal bridge and the pedestrian footbridge with futuristic architecture that span the “Garonne” (as we say here) without forgetting the Saint-Caprais cathedral, the Fine Arts museum, the Jacobins church or the walk on the hillside of the Hermitage to discover a nice view over the roofs of the city, there is a lot to visit in Agen. We’ll tell you more about it in this guide. After the effort, comfort at the Aginum Thermae where we stumbled upon players of the rugby team of SU Agen, the local club. And yes, rugby, we live it 200% here!
When you visit Agen and wander through its streets, you open up a hell of a history book. From one district to another, from one building to another, from one facade to another, one travels instantly from the medieval era to the end of the 19th century almost without realizing it.
When you walk down Beauville Street, for example, you take a leap back to the 15th century with the corbelled houses typical of the period.
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When you stroll along Boulevard de la République and Boulevard du président Carnot like many people in Agen, you find yourself in the 19th century with the Haussmann-style buildings and the Art Nouveau and Art Deco houses. That’s Agen!
And then, visiting Agen for the first time is also to get lost in the magnificent hilly landscapes of the surroundings and to stroll in the villages of the agglomeration as in the one of Astaffort where we slept. There are airs of Tuscany and even Puglia sometimes. And then, like us, you might come across some very good gourmet addresses.
To visit Agen is also to taste the cuisine of the south-west. With more than 100 restaurants in the city and also very beautiful tables in the surrounding villages, you really have no trouble to eat well in Agen. Sausages and sausages, hams and rillettes, foie gras and gizzards, cheeses, etc. are often on the menu, but not only. Wine is also part of the local terroir. We’ll talk to you about all that a little further down.
Visit Agen for the first time: Story, advice, video, good addresses
1. Visiting Agen: What to see, what to do?
Of course, we didn’t visit everything, far from it. Do not hesitate to send us your suggestions for visits and other good addresses in Agen and the surrounding area as comments.
1.1. Visit Agen: The canal bridge by barge, on foot or by bike
One of the must-see attractions in Agen is the canal bridge made of cut stone. At the same time, you can’t miss it! 662 metres long, it has proudly spanned the Garonne since 1849. This engineering structure is one of the important heritage elements linked to the Canal Latéral à la Garonne, also known as the Canal des Deux Mers (Two Seas Canal). Since 1856, the canal has linked Toulouse to the Atlantic Ocean and crosses the Lot-et-Garonne for almost 85 km.
You can discover the canal bridge by barge, bicycle or on foot.
Discover the canal bridge by barge
We went on a cruise with the company locaboat holidays on board a barge for a floating picnic. Normally, these boats can be rented for a weekend or more from the small port of Agen located not far from the canal bridge. The great thing is that you don’t even need a permit. Don’t hesitate to consult their offers for a stay along the water.
Dazzle yourself in front of the canal bridge by bike
And if not, by bike on the towpath, while the historic centre of Agen is still close by, you will soon find yourself in the middle of nature.
At the foot of the canal bridge, we recommend a stop at the Café Vélo (Facebook page). This establishment is much more than just a café. Installed in a former Agen waterworks (you can still see the pumps and pipes inside the building), the establishment offers a restaurant, a gîte d’étape and even a bicycle rental and repair workshop.
Arriving safely by bike, we just decide to enjoy the view of the arches of the canal bridge in front of us while enjoying an excellent gourmet coffee.
The canal bridge on foot
Third and last solution which is very pleasant especially at the beginning or at the end of the day especially in case of strong heats: a walk.
The site is popular with jogging lovers. It must be said that the setting is particularly pleasant. And then, it is not so common to be able to stroll or run over a river as powerful as the “Garonne” while having fun watching the numerous fish in the canal on one side and being stunned by the power of the “Garonne” below on the other. At the end of the canal bridge, at the level of the locks, the refreshment bar awaits us. It’s motivating!
1.2. Visit Agen : The Saint-Caprais Cathedral of Agen
Whether you like to visit churches or not, the Saint-Caprais Cathedral in Agen is not to be missed. Built in the 12th century on the site of an episcopal basilica dating from the 6th century, the inevitable Saint-Caprais d’Agen cathedral is also located on one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. Strolling through the narrow streets of the district is very pleasant but visiting the religious building is just as pleasant. First of all, on the outside, you will notice the result of a very good renovation work, especially on the Romanesque apse which is a splendid example.
The Saint-Caprais Cathedral of Agen, incredibly beautiful and harmonious!
The entrance is through the door on the side facing a pretty shady square and its merry-go-round. Thus, the first vision of the building and its volumes can be surprising (in the right direction). In any case, we are immediately seized by the very rich decoration and especially by the extremely well preserved murals that cover the walls from floor to ceiling.
Then we have the chance to climb to the top of the bell tower. By the time we get to the top, the twelve noon bells start ringing. A magical moment.
That’s it! We’re on the terrace. The 360-degree panoramic view over the city of Agen and the surrounding area is just incredible!
- Free visit – Unauthorized access to the bell tower
- Free organ concerts in July and August
1.3. Visit Agen and its suspended walkway
This is a nice idea for a walk in Agen, the 263-metre long Agen suspended footbridge. Built in 2002, the structure is only accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. It allows from the Promenade du Gravier in Agen to reach the other bank of the Garonne.
Just to enjoy the view 20 m high above the Garonne with the canal bridge as a backdrop, we did not regret taking it. Nice at the beginning and end of the day to enjoy the beautiful colours.
View from the footbridge on the Agen canal bridge
1.4. To visit Agen is also to visit its Fine Arts Museum and the Jacobins Church.
1.4.1. Visiting the Fine Arts Museum of Agen
Open since 1836, the Museum of Fine Arts in Agen is a must-see.
The visit starts in the caves where crystals and fossils are exposed. Then, we go from one floor to the next by taking a remarkable, organic-looking, stone spiral staircase. Of course, we go through the eras as the visit progresses through the works on display but also through the buildings that house all the collections. Indeed, the museum extends over 4 former mansions (Estrades, Vaurs, Vergès and Monluc without forgetting the Aunac wing) built between the 16th and 19th centuries.
As for visits, we do not intend to describe here all the works that we have been able to contemplate in the museum, but just to point out the presence of 5 works by the famous painter Francisco Goya, including his Self-portrait dating from 1783. These are works that cannot be missed when visiting the Fine Arts Museum of Agen.
Close to the Fine Arts Museum, don’t hesitate to get lost in the surrounding alleys. The Ducourneau municipal theatre, inaugurated in 1914 on the Place du Docteur Esquirol, is sure to catch your eye.
Rue Beauville, one of the oldest streets in Agen, is also a stone’s throw from the Fine Arts Museum. Not to be missed!
So, convinced to say that Agen is a real open-air history book like here in the Rue des Cornières?
For lunch or dinner just a stone’s throw away, go a little further down to discover our good addresses.
1.4.2. Visiting the Church of Our Lady of the Jacobins
The church of the Jacobins of Agen dating from the 14th century became the exhibition centre of the Museum of Fine Arts after a restoration in 1979.
We loved the architecture, especially the interior of the building, with its pillars that seem to rise to the sky. Pillars that reminded us in part of those of the Jacobins church in Toulouse.
1.5. Visit Agen and the Hermitage hillside
If you are looking for a walk in the middle of the most beautiful and quiet district of Agen, go to the hillside of the Hermitage.
To do this, you first take the Avenue de l’Ermitage and then the Avenue Joseph Amouroux, which climbs up in small laces. At the level of the Ermitage Private Agricultural High School, you will be able to enjoy a very beautiful view of the roofs of the city of Agen from an arranged viewpoint.
To enjoy an even more magical view of the whole city with the canal bridge in the foreground, you have to climb to the top of the Hermitage hill. At the end of Rue de Bellevue, a very small access path was spotted on an application but which is obviously not always maintained. If you’re luckier than us (too high grass), you’ll see, it’s superb up there and not known at all as a spot.
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1.6. Visiting the surrounding villages
1.6.1. Visit Astaffort, “the village of Cabrel”, between traditions and gastronomy.
Astaffort is one of the villages that make up the Agen agglomeration. Located 18 km south of Agen, the village can be reached in about 20 minutes by car. Arriving in the village plunges us into an atmosphere that is both bucolic and impressionistic with the small waterfalls and the reflections of the old stone buildings that go well.
The narrow streets of the village and the architecture of certain buildings remind us of the atmosphere of certain villages in southern Italy. Everything is quiet. The impression that time has stopped. And yet the village is very lively with a few shops including a café, an “art gallery and cheese dairy” where you can buy the goat cheeses of Quentin and Virginie from the Côteaux du Marassé that we met on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, an active community life and a starred hotel-restaurant where we dined the first evening. We’ll tell you more about it in our gastronomic favorites.
The breeding of 40 goats of Quentin and his wife Virginie is not far from Astaffort in a 30 hectare estate. 100 to 150 cheeses are produced there every day.
The goat producers in organic farming also have gîtes on the farm, the coteaux du Marassé, which we were able to visit. There is even a swimming pool. And for the moment, we couldn’t find a quieter place. We are alone, surrounded by rolling landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see.
The perfect site to taste one of the fresh, refined or dry dung of the couple from Toulon. The result of a radical change of life for the couple 5 years ago.
- Les Coteaux du Marassé
- Leaving Astaffort, take the road to Miradoux then turn right on the road to Marassé.
- 06 77 64 44 03
1.6.2. Visiting Sérignac-sur-Garonne and its twisted bell tower
When you arrive in Sérignac, you can’t miss the twisted bell tower of its Romanesque church. We didn’t need any more to sharpen our curiosity. After a few pictures of the spiral bell tower, we realize that it is too late to visit the interior. It seems that the frame is incredible. Think of passing at the tourist office of the village to have access to it. The twisted bell-tower is also a story of families moreover.
Built in the 16th century, the bell tower of Sérignac was destroyed by bad luck by lightning in 1921. It was not until 1989 that the bell tower was rebuilt by the Compagnons carpenters of the Tour de France thanks to donations from the inhabitants. Some still remember it through their father and grandfather who participated in this restoration. (testimonials on our Facebook page)
Finally, Sérignac-sur-Garonne, on the heritage side, you should not miss the half-timbered houses and arcades near the Romanesque church.
Sérignac is much more than that!
- More information here : Intercommunal Tourist Office of the Canton of Laplume
- 7 rue Porte du Lau – Sérignac-sur-Garonne
- 05 53 68 30 00
1.6.3. Visiting Moirax and tasting wine in the dark
Here we are just 10 km from Agen in the charming village of Moirax where time seems to have stopped again. The village lives to the rhythm of the horses and donkeys grazing in the fields surrounding the village. A village that is home to one of the architectural gems of the Lot-et-Garonne: the church of Notre-Dame de Moirax. This former Cluniac priory dating from the 11th century, has a roof with obtuse angles that inevitably attracts our eyes. Due to restoration work, we will not be able to enter the interior of the religious building but the locals guaranteed us that the show was magnificent.
The second curiosity of the town is the residence of the restaurant of the Auberge du Prieuré. A half-timbered house where you might be tempted to have lunch. We tell you more about this excellent address in our gastronomic tips below.
Le Cellier du Brulhois, an unforgettable tasting in the dark.
At 2 minutes by car, we advise you to go to the Brulhois winegrowers’ cooperative. Here they grow the “black wine of the south-west”, an AOC wine since 2010, dark with oceanic and Mediterranean influences. 7 grape varieties are used by the winegrowers of Brulhois: Tannat, Fer Sarvandou, Malbec, Abouriou, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
There’s red, but also white and rosé. Their greatest success is the Grain d’Amour rosé.
You can, of course, simply come and shop at the cooperative’s shop or, like us, come and live an unusual experience.
Here we are, not blindfolded, but in a room plunged into total darkness. So we really don’t know where we are. We are asked to sit down. We are of course guided by the oenologist and owner of the Christian Guérin site.
Opposite us, a table with 5 small tasting bottles and a glass. We taste in turn and blindly red, white and rosé. It’s up to us to find their color in the form of a conversation with Christian. An experience that is both olfactory, around the fragrances of the precious liquids, and gustatory. A fascinating exchange rich in learning.
Tasting wine in the dark increases your other senses tenfold. You get caught up in the game quickly. 4 good answers out of 5! We just confused a white with a rosé.
If this experience tempts you, count about an hour.
- Le Cellier du Brulhois
- RN21 – Layrac
- Tel : 05 53 87 01 65
1.6.4. Visiting Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois
Here we are in Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois, a village of about 1700 souls, 11 km from Agen. What made us fall in love with this village is its church and its bell tower carved entirely in stone. A church roof without tiles is rather rare!
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The stone gate that you have to pass through to reach the old centre is impressive. A monumental Gate, which, with the church portal as a backdrop and the geraniums hanging on either side of the silent alleyway, make the site unforgettable. Passing through the Gate, we arrive in a charming village centre that does not seem to have moved for centuries. We stroll along and take a step into history!
To enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, also think about taking the Chemin de Ronde. And then, to take your time and get an even better feel for the village of Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois, know that there is a shady bistro right next to the gate.
There are of course many other villages around Agen such as Aubiac which the locals have told us a lot about. About 30 km from Agen, the village of Nérac was also highly recommended. We could not visit Agen and all its surroundings in one short stay. We hope to come back and explore more of the Lot-et-Garonne.
In the meantime, after all these visits and beautiful encounters, nothing better than relaxing in an urban spa.
1.7 Relaxing at the urban spa near Agen
The Aginum Thermae urban spa is located in Boé, a few minutes from the centre of Agen. 550 m² are here dedicated to relaxation and well-being. In terms of decoration, we are right in the middle of the inspiration of the ancient Roman thermal baths. The lighting of the site is also very well thought out. In terms of facilities, the establishment has a 90 m² sensory pool, a hammam and a sauna. It is recommended especially after spending the day visiting Agen.
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Treatments are also practiced such as massages, cryolipolysis (burning of fat by the cold) or fish pedicure.
- Aginum Thermae
- Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Nocturnal on Thursdays until 9pm (except from mid-June to the end of August).
- 1 Rue Francois Neveux – Immeuble Atrium – ZAC de Trenque – 47550 Boé
- Tel: 05 53 96 92 07
- Rates with access to the spa from 18€ for 1 hour.
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Where to eat in Agen and in the agglomeration?
We obviously couldn’t test all the tables in and around Agen. And there are a lot of them! As usual, we only communicate on the only addresses tested during our stay. Don’t hesitate to leave your favourites as comments if you know the region.
2.1. Where to eat in Agen? Restaurant Le Gueuleton
Go to the covered market of Agen, Place Jean-Baptiste Durand, just behind the pedestrian avenue of the Republic to find this address opened 4 years ago by Vincent Bernard. As soon as you arrive nearby, you immediately feel like you’re in Spain because Le Gueuleton is a “street tapas bar” that offers “good products and good wine” as they say. You can sit at the counter, around a barrel or in front of some high tables outside. And the excellent cold cuts and local cheeses arrive very quickly. To accompany all this, there’s a choice, but of course we’re leaning towards the local wine of Brulhois, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the platter of charcuterie au cochon noir, the specialty and what a specialty! Small flat for the location which does not enjoy the most beautiful view of Agen…
The Le Gueuleton concept is so popular that Vincent has opened other establishments in Nérac, Royan, Pau and Angers. And the Adventure is not going to stop there, we have been told.
- Le Gueuleton Agen
- Place Jean-Baptiste Durand
- Tel : 05 53 96 24 16
2.2 Where to find prunes in Agen?
Originally, this plum was called the “prune d’Ente”. It was the monks of Clairac who brought plum trees from Damascus to Syria and grafted them (entered in Old French). They also discovered the drying process to make these famous prunes. Agen was the transport agent of the diffusion of the prunes thanks to the Garonne river.
An inhabitant remembers: “My grandfather used to dry the prunes on keys in a wood oven and the grandmother would sell them on the market. Gone are the days!!! But very good memories. »
If you’re looking to bring home some Agen prunes, we recommend the Agen covered market. You can’t go to the wrong stall. There are of course natural prunes, but don’t hesitate to try out the variations on offer. Prunes with kirsch or Armagnac are our favourites. Ideal to offer.
- More information on the Agen covered market on the Agen destination site.
2.3 Where to eat in Agen? Le bistrot Voltaire
During fine weather, the rue Voltaire at the bistro of the same name is given back to pedestrians. The days are long. We dine in the middle of the street. The sun slowly disappears behind the chimneys. The suspended light bulbs take over and seem to weave the sky as they light up. In this unusual setting, we take great pleasure in tasting the very good plates of Romain Rexach.
With Yann, who is in the dining room, the two from Nice have decided to take over this well known establishment in Agen, which is also very nice inside with a particularly careful decoration. Local products and fresh produce are given pride of place. Everything you like.
Tonight, we are each tasting a unique dish. An entrecote steak from Chez Marassé, herb butter accompanied by his homemade fries and green salad at 22€ for Franck and a slowly cooked lamb mouse lacquered with honey thyme, bulgur of herbs and vegetables, full-bodied juice with an oriental flavour at 21€ for Richard. A particularly fragrant and very well mastered dish.
For dessert, we crackle on the freshness of citrus fruits in creamy grapefruit & lemon, minute meringue and Breton shortbread for Franck and the delicious chocolate half-cooked for Richard.
- Bistrot Voltaire website
- Starter, main course and dessert menu at 25€.
- À la carte: Starters between 9 and 16€, dishes from 20€ to 22€, homemade desserts at 7€.
- 43, rue Voltaire – Agen
- Tel : 05 53 47 62 42
2.4. Where to eat in Agen? In India!
If you’re looking for an independent brasserie for lunch, dinner or a place to come and have an aperitif at the end of the day with the agenais, go to l’Indé. An address not to be missed in Agen. It is located at the bottom of Boulevard de la République on Avenue du Général de Gaulle. Several places to eat. Outdoor terrace, in the square courtyard or indoors. The service is relaxed. On the menu, tapas, boards, traditional dishes, etc.. The lunch menu at 10€ including the dish of the day or grill served with the accompaniment of the day + all the choices at 1€ to choose from a list is a rather nice concept. The salads looked just as appetizing.
Don’t expect great food. We’re in a canteen spirit. And if you like beer, this is one of the places to go in Agen.
For lunch, we tested the 10€ formula with a tomato gazpacho as a starter for Franck and a tzatziki for Richard. As a main course, we fell in love with the Toulouse sausages and their potato risotto. The dessert is all chocolate. Frankly no need to order more for our little stomachs ^^
- Independent microbrewery L’Indé
- 14, avenue du Général de Gaulle – Agen
- 05 53 68 65 66
2.5. Where to eat near Agen? In Astaffort
Astaffort is the village of about 2000 souls in which we sleep. We’ll tell you about it just a little further down. The village has indeed some guest rooms but also a hotel-restaurant*** that everyone knows in the area, the Square.
Why this address which seems to be in the middle of nowhere is in fact in the middle of all the attention?
Indeed, Astaffort is the village where Francis Cabrel lives (and no, we haven’t had the honour of meeting this great gentleman of French chanson). The family participates in the life of the village, including his daughter Aurélie. In March 2018, they have just reopened the hotel Le Square***, which has been owned by the family for a quarter of a century, after a closure that will have lasted 4 years.
Cabrel has welcomed a number of headliners to Astaffort. The photos hanging on the walls of the brasserie area bear witness to this.
The gastronomic area of the restaurant is very cosy with its thick carpeting and subdued lighting.
We are having dinner tonight on the beautiful open terrace on the 1st floor. A terrace that offers a nice view over the Brulhois. Behind the stove, the chef Julien Amat who has concocted an exceptional “Surprise” menu for us.
From coconut milk amuse bouche to foie gras accompanied by the sweetness of prune and pistachio, the evening was a festival of flavours. Special mention to the pea laglace which accompanies the fish carpaccio. For dessert, we are not about to forget the nougat iced with Grand-Marnier and its raspberry coulis. A pure delight!
What mastery in the choice of ingredients, textures, cooking, presentation! And in addition, local specialities from the south-west and seasonal products are given pride of place. Enough to tell great stories on your plates!
Chef Julien Amat offers other menus. He proposes a bistro menu at 20€ on Sunday evening including starter, main course and dessert. There are also market menus at 19€ and inspired menus at 28€ for lunch during the week (starter, main course and dessert included).
The gastronomic restaurant is only open in the evenings and at weekends. 2 menus are proposed: the gastronomic menu at 38€ and the “Suprise” menu at 70€.
- The Square
- 5, place de la Craste – 47220 Astaffort
- Tel: 05 53 47 08 24
2.6. Where to eat near Agen? At Moirax
Second address where you can eat very well in the villages of Brulhois. The Priory of the charming village of Moirax is of course a must, but the cuisine of the starred chef Benjamin Toursel also thrilled us. He has an incredible knowledge of the products he works with for the greatest pleasure of our taste buds.
The sun and summer heat are here today. We take the opportunity to have lunch in the shady and flowered courtyard of the very pleasant Auberge Le Prieuré. When the weather is less clement, the service takes place in the large dining room (renovation planned for November 2018) of the charming half-timbered house, a real curiosity in itself.
3 menus are proposed: the Market menu at 28€, the Discovery menu at 60€ and the Tasting menu at 80€.
This lunchtime we are testing the Market menu. Perfect with the temperatures of the day (32°C). A fresh seasonal menu, all softness and flavor. The result of a balanced and controlled cuisine, just like the couple who decided to give up everything to invest in this business. You can feel that they are putting all their heart into it. The kind of address you like to come back to.
The rack of farm-raised veal tells us a beautiful, colourful story full of surprises!
- Auberge Le Prieuré website
- Le Bourg (impossible to miss it because it is close to the shady car park)
- Tel : 05 53 47 59 55
3. Where to sleep near Agen?
We did not stay in the centre of Agen but 20 minutes drive in the charming village of Astaffort. The village is famous because Francis Cabrel lives there. Moreover, it is his sister who is the owner of the hotel Le Square*** (link booking to compare). We didn’t stay there but warmly advised on several occasions. We only tested the restaurant.
- Le Square
- 5, place de la Craste – 47220 Astaffort
- Tel : 05 53 47 20 40
We slept in the guest house La Maison d’Hôtes, a former presbytery in the village of Astaffort, which has been completely rehabilitated after the realization of a joint project that started 10 years ago between Nadège, a graphic designer from Bordeaux, and Bertrand, a journalist from Auvergne. The couple welcomes travellers with a passion for exchanges and encounters.
They have only one very cosy and quiet attic room on the second floor of their family home overlooking the courtyard. Moreover, the couple is so warm that you feel like you are immediately part of the family as soon as you walk through the door. And a little drive and it’s easy to visit Agen afterwards.
We enjoy our evening exchanges over a good drink in the inner courtyard or breakfast in the dining room on the ground floor, authentic and modern at the same time. Nadège and Bertrand know the region very well. All their advice is good to take! And we warn you, prunes are obviously never far away.
- Website of La Maison d’Hôtes – Astaffort (link booking to compare)
- Price for double room with breakfast and wifi in the whole house
- 70€ for 2 people
- 80€ for 2 people + 1 child
In conclusion on this article about visiting Agen,
Agen, we couldn’t put a face to you before we came. After a few days on your land, we know.
We know you don’t just have excellent prunes!
You are welcoming, on a human scale, quiet but also sometimes festive, that the passion for rugby runs in your veins, and also that your story is linked to the Garonne and its moods.
You, curious traveller who reads us, if you are looking for a short break or slow travel in France, you can put Agen on your To do List.
Our coming was noticed in Agen! Find our 2 interviews in the Dépêche du Midi and Sud-Ouest.
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