Monflanquin is a commune in the South-West of France, located in the department of Lot-et-Garonne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its inhabitants are called Monflanquinois(es).

It is a member of the The Most Beautiful Villages of France association.

Main attractions

The Saint-André Church: the church was founded between 1250 and 1290. It has preserved the base of its walls and the portal from this period. It was part of the city wall so its apse was fortified.

The vaults of the nave having collapsed, the church was restored in 1715, the apse was taken over.

The vaults were rebuilt in 1864. The bell tower took on its fortified appearance in 1923. The apse was perforated to accommodate stained glass windows. The western facade was listed as a historic monument in 1925.

A prehistoric megalith is reported in the town at a place called Vidalot.

The so-called house of the Black Prince located on the Place des Arcades, was built in the 14th century. The Black Prince, who defeated King John II the Good at the Battle of Poitiers, is said to have stayed there.

The castle of Roquefère was purchased in 1280 by Jean I de Grailly, seneschal of Gascony and Agenais, from Hugues de Castelmoron.

The Château de Martel belonged to the Védrines family (a family of Protestants originally from Agenais) who was ennobled under the second Restoration in 1828.

Others:

  • The Protestant temple occupies the former Augustinian chapel.
  • Church of Saint-Martin de Calviac. The building was listed as a historic monument in 1995.
  • Church of Notre-Dame de Corconat.
  • Sainte-Madeleine Church of Roquefère.
  • Church of Saint-Germain de Teyrac.
  • Saint-Hilaire des Areys Church.
  • Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens Church in Lamothe-Feyt.
  • Saint-Sernin church in Labarthe.
  • Saint-Caprais Church of Monflanquin.
  • Long-distance hiking trail 636.

How to get to?

From Paris: 6 hr 40 min (634 km) via A20

From Bordeaux: 2 hr 4 min (148 km) via A62 and D124

From Toulouse: 2 hr 3 min (168 km) via A62

From Andorra: 4 hr 18 min (349 km) via A62

From Barcelona: 5 hr 32 min (559 km) via A61

From Madrid: 7 hr 55 min (753 km) via A-1

Main information

Area: 62 km2

Population: 2350

Coordinates: 44°31′59″N 0°46′07″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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