Montaigu de Quercy: authentic and charming place

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Located in the heart of white Quercy, Montaigu de Quercy is labeled "Station Verte". Come and discover this pretty village perched on its hill which deserves a short stop. You will have the pleasure of strolling through picturesque alleys made up of pretty white stone houses and some sites not to be missed. And for those who would like to extend the visit and/or take the time to enjoy the pleasures of water: discover the lake of Montaigu de Quercy. You can practice a whole host of water activities there, or simply stretch out on the grass or on the beach and enjoy a unique moment of rest in an idyllic setting.


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Montaigu de Quercy through the centuries

There is very little information about the Château de Montaigu de Quercy, which probably dates from the 12th century. Nevertheless, we know that it was erected at the request of the Count of Toulouse (Raymond V), to defend against the Dukes of Aquitaine, in particular Richard Coeur de Lion.

Above all, we recognize its strategic position between Agenais and Quercy. This one will have earned him to be destroyed by the English during the Hundred Years War (in 1418 precisely). It was then rebuilt, then again targeted by the attackers during the Wars of Religion and the Revolution. It will finally be demolished around 1830 and just like in Penne, the stones will be used by the inhabitants for the construction of their own residence. In 1972, an incredible private residence (and not open to visitors) was built on the site of the old castle. Only the surrounding wall remains.


Did you know ? Did you know? For the little anecdote, know, first of all, that Montaigu de Quercy was not always called that. Indeed, until the French Revolution, the town bore the name of Montaigu en Agenais. This change is linked to the change of French territories. In 1808, the Tarn-et-Garonne was born, and Montaigu en Agenais became Montaigu de Quercy.


The good idea The good idea: Read our article on the village of Penne.


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The use of white stone gives a harmonious rendering

Some sites to discover during a walk in Montaigu de Quercy

Take the time to stroll through the alleys of this pretty little city which will reveal its most beautiful assets to you.

  • The church: You should know that the parish church was the chapel of the castle. It is the concordat of 1801 which will be at the origin of this radical change. In 1892, it was enlarged and in 1914, it was decided to demolish one of the pinnacles. The latter represented too great a risk for the neighboring houses.

The current church of Montaigu de Quercy  The current church of Montaigu de Quercy

    The current church of Montaigu de Quercy


    • Place de l'Hôtel de Ville: This is a beautiful place where you can take pretty pictures. From here, you can see the clock tower, a real charming asset of Montaigu de Quercy. This dates from 1830. The current Town Hall, a former town hall, underwent some renovation work during the 1960s.

    In addition In addition: Read our page dedicated to Bas Quercy


    The Town Hall of Montaigu in Quercy
    The Town Hall of Montaigu in Quercy  The Town Hall of Montaigu in Quercy

    Different views of the Town Hall Square


    • Place de la Fontaine: The fountain dates from the end of the 18th or the beginning of the 19th century. You will see that a cross has been attached. Its main objective would be to eliminate any risk of accident. A few steps away is a nice laundry.

    The fountain and its cross

    The fountain and its cross

    The old laundry

    The old laundry


    • Rue des frères Quéméré: this is a beautiful pedestrian axis to take to get to "the heights" of the village. This access was formerly called “Grande Rue”.

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      Montaigu de Quercy Lake, for fun and walks

      The lake of Montaigu de Quercy: Ideal and green place to discover. Its white sand beach, its clear waters and its oak grove will surely seduce you. If you are looking for a place where you can swim and cool off on hot days or if you are more the type to practice nautical activities, this place is perfect. You can go canoeing, pedalo, towed buoy, and even flyboard. It is even possible to stay there for a few days: a campsite welcomes campers, motorhome owners and also offers mobile homes for hire.


      Lake of Montaigu de Quercy

      Welcome to Lake Montaigu de Quercy!


      For further To go further: 13 kilometers away is Lauzerte, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France!


      This list of places to discover is, of course, not exhaustive. Hoping that it has given you the desire to stop off at Montaigu de Quercy during your stay in Tarn-et-Garonne.


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