When Montjoi, a veritable gem, inspired Pierre Perret...

Let's face it, this beautiful little village inspired Pierre Perret to write his song "Les Jolies colonies de vacances". As he told La Dépêche du Midi newspaper, "I was 8 years old in 1942! My parents ran the Café du Pont. It was wartime. For the vacations, Dad sent me to a summer camp in Montjoi, a gem of a little village. There must have been about thirty of us kids spending our vacations with the good parish priests. They took us around the countryside. The war brought restrictions. But in Montjoi, there were no supply problems. There was everything. There were plums, poultry, jam, beautiful loaves of bread... I also learned to swim in the Séoune. How could a child not be happy in such an El Dorado?

In Montjoi, everything starts with the rue Principale and the place de la Mairie. A hilltop village, Montjoi boasts a covered walkway that allows you to walk around the village and discover the panoramic view over the Séoune valley.

Built in the 12th century, Montjoi's narrow streets are adorned with half-timbered and corbelled houses dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.

Entering this medieval town means passing under a fine 14th-century porch.

Then there's the main building, the Mairie (Town Hall), with its 14th-century pointed entrance. You should also visit the church of Saint-Martin, referenced in the Mérimée database, and with several objects referenced in the Palissy database.

While you're in Montjoi, take the opportunity to go further afield, to Moissac, Lauzerte and Auvillar, for example...


Office du tourisme de Montjoi

82400 - Montjoi



To go further....

Talents essentiels : Pierre Perret - Les jolies colonies de vacances, Tonton Cristobal

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