Named after the Lot and Garonne rivers, this beautiful and unspoilt area of south west France was one of the original 83 departments created in March 1790 as a result of the French revolution. Situated in south-west of France, it is part of the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and its neighbours include Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, Gironde and Dordogne. To the west, there is the Landes forest and the north is composed of limestone hills. Lot et Garonne is a popular destination; a picture perfect rural location for nature lovers or those looking to explore its rich, beautiful heritage and medieval architecture. There are many traditional market towns and pretty villages such as Agen, Marmande, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Duras, Nérac and Monflanquin. The picturesque landscape with its rolling hills and quiet roads is filled with acres of sunflowers and orchards dropping with plums to make the local speciality, Pruneaux d’Agen. For culture, there are the picturesque bastide villages such as Tournon d’Agenais and Beauville, as well several notable chateaux to explore in the area including Chateau Bonagueil and Chateau Biron.
Lot et Garonne is very well placed being within easy reach of international airports (Bergerac and Toulouse) and is just one hour from the French cities of Toulouse and Bordeaux.