Condom (in Gascon: Condòm), also called Condom-en-Armagnac, is a commune, sub-prefecture of the Gers department, in the Occitania region (France). Historically and culturally, the commune is in Condomois, a former district of the province of Gascony with the title of county.

Exposed to an altered oceanic climate, it is drained by the Baïse, the Osse, the Auvignon, the Gèle, the Drot, the Garaillon and by various other small rivers.

Condom is a rural commune that has 6,466 inhabitants as of 2021. It is in the urban unit of Condom and is part of the Condom catchment area. Its inhabitants are called Condomois or Condomoises.

Condom is a town on the Via Podiensis, one of the three major French arms of the pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James.

This particular route begins in Le Puy and ends in Santiago de Compostela. Pilgrims arrive at Condom after Miradoux and continue on to Larressingle.

Main attractions

  • Place Bossuet, formerly Place d’Armes
  • the Andiran tower from the 13th century and which housed the tourist office
  • Many 18th century mansions rival each other in elegance, with their noble staircases, their stone balustrades and the ironwork of their balconies, avenue de Gaulle, previously cours Scipion-Duplex. The Mellet family, including the Marquis de Bonas, alias Antoine de Mellet de Bonas (1744-1822), is at the origin of several remarkable private mansions.

  • Armagnac Museum: in the old stables of the bishopric, with 17th century frames, the museum is dedicated to brandy, it has an 18-ton beam press.
  • the Hôtel de Cugnac: one of the beautiful 17th and 18th century residences in the old town; its wings surround a square paved courtyard, closed with a wrought iron gate; you can visit the Armagnac cellars.
  • Hôtel de Polignac which is currently occupied by the primary school.

  • Puypardin Castle: on a ridge overlooking the Osse valley, this beautiful construction from the 13th to 16th centuries includes a polygonal enclosure with a rectangular keep attached to a room from the same period.
  • River port with captaincy (cruises).
  • Canal connected to the Canal du Midi and the sea.

  • Nautical complex (opened in 2005).
  • The statue of D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers, by Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.

Religious buildings

  • Saint-Pierre de Condom Cathedral, Place Bossuet. Historical monument.
  • The cloister of the cathedral.
  • Carmelite Church, rue Foch. 17th century ; Historic monument.
  • Notre-Dame de Piétat Church, avenue d’Aquitaine.
  • Saint-Barthélemy Church, rue Dutoya (Pradau museum). 12th, 14th, 17th and 19th centuries; Historical monument.

  • Saint-Jacques-de-la-Bouquerie Church, Place du Cardinal. 14th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; Historic monument.
  • Saint-Michel Church, Place Lucien Lamarque.
  • Romanesque church of Sainte-Germaine in Baradieu. 11th and 12th century; Historic monument.
  • Saint-Sernin Church in Cannes.
  • Church of Saint-Luper du Goalard.
  • Saint-Pierre church known as the Grazimis church of Château Fousserie.
  • Sainte-Livrade Church in Herret.

  • Romanesque church of Saint-Antoine de Lialores (containing the relics of the eponymous saint, a local hermit martyred around 540). Historical monument.
  • Saint-Laurans Church known as the Pomaro du Rouge church.
  • Romanesque church of Saint-Christophe de Scieurac.
  • Church of Saint-Pierre de Vicnau.
  • Chapel of the old seminary.
  • Chapel of the Château de Gensac.
  • Chapel of Fondelin castle.
  • Hospital chapel, avenue Joffre.
  • Chapel of the Oratorians, rue Jean Jaurès.

  • Convent of Prouillan, founded in 1280, became Carmel in 1892 and closed in 2007, 32 avenue Victor Hugo, converted into a community reception establishment and lodging for pilgrims.
  • Evangelical Center, boulevard Montplaisir.
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, rue de la Libération.

How to get to?

From Paris: 6 hr 46 min (726 km) via A10

From Toulouse: 1 hr 37 min (145 km) via A62

From Andorra: 4 hr 4 min (327 km) via A62

From Barcelona: 5 hr (537 km) via AP-7 and A61

From Madrid: 7 hr 5 min (692 km) via A-1

From Monaco: 7 hr 10 min (702 km) via A8

From Moscow: 37 hr (3,515 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 20 hr 11 min (2,006 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 30 hr (2,955 km) via E70

From Bern: 8 hr 52 min (928 km) via A89

Main information

Area: 97,37 km2

Population: 6 466

Coordinates: 43°58′N 0°22′E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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