The charming town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot in the south-west of France has acquired a reputation as an appealing vacation destination for holidaymakers from abroad. The town is located on the banks of the Lot River, which runs through the town. Villeneuve-sur-Lot was initially founded in the year 1254 by the Count of Poitiers, Alphonse who was the brother of French monarch Louis IX. The town was founded on the location of the earlier township of Gajac.
Travellers sightseeing in the town should make it a point to visit the St. Etienne Church, which is one of the most captivating sights in the locality. Very popular amongst holidaymakers staying in the vicinity, this handsome place of worship is always fascinating to explore. Constructed in the late Gothic style this charming shrine is a splendid example of classic French architecture.
Villeneuve-sur-Lot features a unique blend of medieval monuments with elements of modernity. Visitors should also make it a point to visit the other well-known monuments of the town, such as the Bastide, the bridge dating to the 13th century and the Gajac Museum. Additionally you will also find numerous old houses dating from the 13th to the 15th century scattered across the settlement.
Not to be missed are the cultural events to be enjoyed in the area. Perhaps the most entertaining of these is the Laugh Festival which never fails to captivate the visitor. Additionally there is an array of sporting pursuits to be enjoyed in the vicinity, such as swimming, kayaking, horse riding, hiking and fishing. Golf enthusiasts will be able to indulge in their favourite pastime at the Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf and Country Club.
Visitors will be able to observe the agricultural pursuits which form the mainstays of the local economy. There is a very considerable amount of plum cultivation, which is then processed to make preserves. The area is also noted for the rearing of horses and cattle, and for the production of wine.
Well-informed travellers seeking a fine Villeneuve Sur Lot hotel will be pleased by Le Moulin de Madame. This quality hotel Villeneuve Sur Lot offers provides comfortable accommodations and courteous hospitality.