NERAC, LOT ET GARONNE, AQUITAINE
South of France


chateau at Nerac


boat on baise


auberge du vieux pont, nerac


nerac

Nérac, in the Lot et Garonne


Nérac, in the Lot et Garonne, is a lively town of around 7000, and boasts a very good Sunday market as well as the delightful Baise river, that has a number of quaint and welcoming restaurants.

The town was a Gascony humanistic centre creating the ideology that became the reformation. It was at the chateau - all that remains is a Renaissance gallery with the twisted columns, that Marguerite d'Angouleme wrote Heptaméron which is a variation of Boccacio's Décaméron. Even the writer George Sand lived here!

The Baise has been used for transportation since the 13th century - take one of the tourist cruises to enjoy the beauties of the area.



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