Lombez (Lombers in Gascon) is a commune in the Gers department in the Occitania region (France). Historically and culturally, the commune is in Savès, a small Gascony province.

Exposed to an altered oceanic climate, it is drained by the Save, the Espienne and various other small rivers.

Lombez is a rural commune which has 2,143 inhabitants in 2021, after having experienced a sharp increase in population since 1962.

It is part of the Toulouse catchment area. Its inhabitants are called Lombéziens or Lombéziennes.

Main attractions

  • Barbet Castle, former property of the De Scorbiac family, today the base of a Dutch real estate development;
  • The Saint-Majan chapel, located on a hillside overlooking the town on the supposed site of the hermitage of St Majan;

  • The former Capuchin convent, listed in the inventory of historic monuments of the Gers since 1977, located on Boulevard des Pyrénées, reassigned to the national gendarmerie in 1793;

  • The old Sainte-Marie cathedral, Toulouse-style architecture (fairground bricks) with a double nave, with a 43-metre-high “tower” bell tower, and listed in the inventory of historic monuments of the Gers since 1846.
  • The hospital chapel, Chemin des Religieuses.

  • Former Notre-Dame de Lombez abbey.

How to get to?

From Paris: 8 hr 2 min (717 km) via A20

From Toulouse: 59 min (60.6 km) via N124

From Andorra: 3 hr 10 min (191 km) via D919

From Barcelona: 4 hr 45 min (445 km) via AP-7 and A61

From Madrid: 7 hr 41 min (746 km) via A-1

From Monaco: 6 hr 12 min (638 km) via A8

From Moscow: 35 hr (3,502 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 18 hr 26 min (1,942 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 28 hr (2,891 km) via E70

From Bern: 8 hr 26 min (896 km) via A9

Main information

Area: 20 km2

Population: 2 143

Coordinates: 43°28′32″N 0°54′40″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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