The department was created on November 4th, 1808 during the First French Empire by a decision of Napoleon I. It was formed out of territories belonging to neighboring areas. More than half of the territory was taken from the Lot over one-third was taken from Haute-Garonne (including Castelsarrasin), and the rest from the department of Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Aveyron.
The department of Tarn-et-Garonne constitutes part of the Occitanie region in south west France. It borders the department of Lot, Aveyron, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers, and Lot-et-Garonne. There are many typical market towns and popular medieval villages such as Najac, Bourg de Visa, Montaigu de Quercy, Lauzerte, Parisot and many more…
The area is on fairly easy reach to the main city Toulouse that can be reached in around 75 mins via the A20 motorway. The nearest airports are Toulouse Blagnac and also Rodez, further up the road.
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