Home to many historical monuments that offer a unique insight into the country’s rich heritage, the French countryside is where you will find such attractions as the Church of Our Lady of the Jacobins. This striking attraction can be found in the French commune known as Agen and those in search of a well placed base from which to make an excursion to such sites can stay at a Villeneuve Sur Lot hotel such as Le Moulin de Madame. This hotel Villeneuve Sur Lot provides an ideal starting point to your adventures and lets you truly discover the old world charm of the countryside.
Plan a trip to Agen where you can view the Church of Our Lady of the Jacobins which dates back to 1249. Also referred to as the Notre Dame des Jacobins church, this fascinating structure was originally used by the Dominican order and showcases Dominican style architecture which is rare to see in France. Located at the town’s highest point, the church was transformed into a citadel in the 16th century by Queen Margot. Having undergone a restoration process, the Church of Our Lady of the Jacobins today is used as a venue to host major exhibitions and is worth a visit when in the region.