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Castelmoron -> Le Mas d'Agenais -> Castelmoron
One Week Return Trip
From Castelmoron, stop at Clairac, and old town which centres around a Benedictine abbey. There are many exhibitions and tourist attractions here including a train museum where you can discover the Lot valley by model train. Aiguillon is perched above the Lot right next to where it joins the Garonne. An agricultural market takes place every Tuesday and Friday in the central square where you will be able to taste the various fruits grown in the area including apples, apricots, kiwis, melons, cherries and strawberries. Buzet-sur-Baise is the capital of a small wine producing area. The product, Buzet is a light fruity wine that accompanies local dishes well. Further up the Canal Lateral a la Garonne, Damazan is an ancient fortified town worth a visit and when you reach Le Mas d’Agenais be sur to visit the Romanesque church of Saint Vincent which houses the famous crucifixion painting by Rembrandt. In the town centre there are shops and a tourist information centre.

Castelmoron -> Nerac -> Castelmoron
One Week Return Trip
From Castelmoron, stop at Clairac, and old town which centres around a Benedictine abbey. There are many exhibitions and tourist attractions here including a train museum where you can discover the Lot valley by model train. Aiguillon is perched above the Lot right next to where it joins the Garonne. An agricultural market takes place every Tuesday and Friday in the central square where you will be able to taste the various fruits grown in the area including apples, apricots, kiwis, melons, cherries and strawberries. In July there is a fabulous jazz festival in the town, which is well worth a visit. Further on, Vianne is well known for its glassworks industry, which was established in the 16th century. Nerac is one of the most beautiful ports along this stretch of the river. There is good mooring in front of the harbour master office and opposite is a fantastic art gallery. The most striking building is the remaining wing of Henry VI’s chateau, now home to an interesting museum.

Castelmoron -> Penne d’Agenais -> Castelmoron
One Week Return Trip
Just past Castelmoron is the town of LeTemple sur Lot which is famous for its water-lilies. At the Latour-Marliac nurseries, created in 1875, you will find more than 200 different varieties of water lilies, lotus and other water plants. Further on at Casseneuil the Chateau of Bessiere dates back to the 12th century and is well worth a visit. Tennis and kayaking facilities are also available in the town. Along the old streets of Villeneuve sur Lot you will find ancient gabled houses and many old churches. The local tourist office offers a guided tour of the town and during the summer there are a number of food and craft markets and music festivals. There are plenty of moorings available and shops situated in the town centre. At Penne d’Agenais you can still see some of the remains of the old fortress, which was destroyed during the 17th century. Overlooking this medieval town you can visit the Sanctuary of Notre-dame-de-Peyragude. The elaborate interior is splendid and the view over the Lot valley and the town of Saint-Sylvestre from the foot of the church is also very impressive.

Castelmoron -> Penne d'Agenais -> Condom
Ten Day Return Trip
Just past Castelmoron is the town of LeTemple sur Lot which is famous for its water-lilies. At the Latour-Marliac nurseries, created in 1875, you will find more than 200 different varieties of water lilies, lotus and other water plants. Further on at Casseneuil the Chateau of Bessiere dates back to the 12th century and is well worth a visit. Tennis and kayaking facilities are also available in the town. Along the old streets of Villeneuve sur Lot you will find ancient gabled houses and many old churches. The local tourist office offers a guided tour of the town and during the summer there are a number of food and craft markets and music festivals. There are plenty of moorings available and shops situated in the town centre. At Penne d’Agenais you can still see some of the remains of the old fortress, which was destroyed during the 17th century. Cruising south, Aiguillon is perched above the Lot right next to where it joins the Garonne. An agricultural market takes place every Tuesday and Friday in the central square where you will be able to taste the various fruits grown in the area including apples, apricots, kiwis, melons, cherries and strawberries. Further on, Vianne is well known for its glassworks industry, which was established in the 16th century. Nerac is one of the most beautiful ports along this stretch of the river. There is good mooring in front of the harbour master office and opposite is a fantastic art gallery. Condom was once a busy river port where barrels of Armagnac were loaded onto barges on their route toward the Garonne and Bordeaux. Today, the cellars of Papelorey are situated 25m away from the port and are open to the public for tours and tastings.

Castelmoron -> Lustrac -> Valence sur Baise
Two Week Return Trip
Just past Castelmoron is the town of LeTemple sur Lot which is famous for its water-lilies. At the Latour-Marliac nurseries, created in 1875, you will find more than 200 different varieties of water lilies, lotus and other water plants. Further on at Casseneuil the Chateau of Bessiere dates back to the 12th century and is well worth a visit. Tennis and kayaking facilities are also available in the town. Along the old streets of Villeneuve sur Lot you will find ancient gabled houses and many old churches. The local tourist office offers a guided tour of the town and during the summer there are a number of food and craft markets and music festivals. There are plenty of moorings available and shops situated in the town centre. At Penne d’Agenais you can still see some of the remains of the old fortress, which was destroyed during the 17th century. Cruising south, Aiguillon is perched above the Lot right next to where it joins the Garonne. An agricultural market takes place every Tuesday and Friday in the central square where you will be able to taste the various fruits grown in the area including apples, apricots, kiwis, melons, cherries and strawberries. Further on, Vianne is well known for its glassworks industry, which was established in the 16th century. Nerac is one of the most beautiful ports along this stretch of the river. There is good mooring in front of the harbour master office and opposite is a fantastic art gallery. Another fortified town, Valence sur Baise, was established in 1274 by Cistercian Monks. It looks out over the Baise from a steep hill.

Local Information

Castelmoron-sur-Lot is a mediaeval town with picturesque squares and market places, a castle and half-timbered houses built on the banks of the Lot river.It is located 30km from Agens between Gascogne and Perigord at the foot of a wooded hill.

The etymology of the name Castelmoron is believed to be "Castle of the Moors" after the Moors who founded. Places of interest are varied: the central square with its market and gardens, the Church of St Hilaire with 3 naves, the old Château Solar which is the Town hall today, the place du fort, the suspension bridge whose arches have 141 m span, and the Château de Comarque. You will be able to see a pretty vista of the Lot valley from le Rocher de Castelmoron.

Waterways

Castelmoron-sur-Lot is located on the River Lot. The Lot River rises in Mont Lozere in the Cevennes mountains, flowing west through Quercy, where it flows into the Garonne near Aiguillon, a total distance of roughly 300 miles.
It is bordered by interesting villages in pleasant surroundings, and quaint medieval villages such as Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Figeac.
Between Estaing and Espalion, the Lot is a part of the pilgrimage route of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle/ Santiago de Compostela. Now more and more pilgrims, are walking these routes.
The rural Lot Valley is inexpensive and claims many fine hotels, restaurants, and wines. The river Lot gives access to the the Canal de Garonne and the Baïse river.