Laguépie, town of chestnuts

In a green setting, 1h30 from Toulouse, the village of Laguépie, in Tarn-et-Garonne, is a little nugget of heritage where the Viaur and Aveyron rivers flow.

For the record, Laguépie is part of an Aveyron fringe that was attached to Tarn-et-Garonne by Napoleon I.

Laguépie is very close to the village of Saint-Martin Laguépie, in the Tarn department. These two villages can be identified by the castle built in the early 12th century, whose imposing ruins can still be seen from all sides.

"The origins of these two towns, which were once one, certainly date back to the Middle Ages. Lords and barons fought over this so-called 'middle land', geographically positioned between Albigeois and Rouergue", according to the town hall.

Built before the year 1000, after many "adventures", it was donated by the owner for the symbolic franc to the town hall of Saint-Martin Laguépie, which is now the owner, working to restore and revive it.

 


Laguépie, Natura 2000 site

Laguépie has a Natura 2000 site, Les vallées du Tarn, de l'Aveyron, du Viaur, de l'Agout et du Gijou, a protected area, le cours de la Garonne, de l'Aveyron, du Viaur et du Tarn, and five natural zones of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest.The main leisure activities are linked to nature and water: swimming or lounging on the beach on the banks of the Viaur, canoeing, mountain bike hire, walking or cycling circuits, fishing, tennis or minigolf at the Arènes leisure center...

 

The chestnut, a symbolic emblem...

Every autumn, Laguépie hosts its Chestnut Market.Every year for over 20 years, this event has welcomed thousands of visitors. In 2023, it will take place on Sunday, October 29, and will feature a giant chestnut roast, chestnut-based products, numerous exhibitors, a meal celebrating the fruit, and plenty of entertainment for young and old alike.

Also worth seeing in Laguépie are the Église de la Nativité-de-Notre-Dame de Puech-Mignon, listed as a historic monument in 1997, the Église de la Nativité-de-Notre-Dame de Lez, listed in the Mérimée database and in the Inventaire général Région Occitanie, and the Église Saint-Amans de Laguépie.

 

The château is opened every summer by volunteers from the Lou Viel Castel association. Visits are free from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until August 27. Closed mornings, Saturdays and Sundays.

The château is also open every Wednesday evening to enjoy its charms at dusk.

 

Laguépie Town Hall

Rue de la Mairie,

82250 Laguépie

Tel.: 05 63 30 20 81

  

https://www.laguepie.fr/

 

 


To go further....

Récits des Temps Oubliés, Tarn, Tarn et Garonne, Aveyron, Laguépie, Saint Martin Laguépie, Midi Pyrénées

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