Monclar is a small, quiet village. A bastide on top of a hill which provides fantastic views. Village life ripples through here in a pleasant way. There are eight wells and an old washing place. The town hall houses a small museum (
Monclar is one of the many bastides in the
Monclar is located in the Lot-et-Garonne department, between these two rivers. It is in southwestern France, just below the Dordogne. It is a hilly region known for its plum orchards, hazelnuts, foie gras and medieval villages. A lovely region nicknamed the Tuscany of France. There is a mild climate, which means that the weather is often nice even outside the summer.
It is not yet as touristy as in the Dordogne. Here you can discover France by car with sleepy villages, quiet back roads and beautiful valleys. Be sure to visit nice places such as Penne d'Agenais, Villeréal, Monflanquin and Pujols. Enthusiasts of cycling and walking will also get their money's worth. In the Lot-et-Garonne you can cycle on
Every day there is the opportunity to stroll around a market and purchase delicious products. Brocante finds can be found in the numerous voids-greniers, markets and in second-hand shops. In the Lot-et-Garonne people like to eat well. The afternoon break between 12 and 2 pm is sacred and there are more than enough restaurants to choose from. Of course, we like to eat products from our own country. In the summer, if you wish, you can go to a different marché des producteurs every evening. This is a cozy night market where you can eat the products that the local producers offer in their market stall at long tables. These markets are also organized in Monclar in the summer.
The most famous fresh products in the Lot-et-Garonne are: the pruneaux d'Agenais, nuts, wine, honey, truffles and foie gras. A number of producers can also be visited or even have their own small museum. In the
Pujols, Monflanquin, Penne d'Agenais are medieval towns and belong to "les plus beaux villages".
There are more, but these are close by and worth checking out:
In the summer heat you can get to the water nearby on the beach of Castelmoron on the Lot. Here you can rent canoes and pedal boats to go up the river. The
Close by are worth seeing Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Bergerac and Agen. For a day trip you can easily go to Toulouse and Bordeaux.
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