Travel to the Canal de Garonne
Day 6 Agen - Buzet-sur-Baise - Vianne - Barbaste - Nerac - Agen
(in 9 km.) Agen: We moved to the lock of Agen to start the bike tour. Just when we were starting the route, a boat passed over the Pont-Canal of Agen. We moved along the greenway Canal de Garonne, passing the bridge Brax, the Bridge of Serignac-sur-Garonne, the lock of Bruch, the Pont de Thomas (La Dague), the lock of Larderet and the pont-channel of the Baise. This stretch of greenway is especially noted for sunflower fields we see along the way.
Boat sailing over the Pont-Canal d´Agen
(in 27 km.) Buzet-sur-Baise: We finished our cycling tour of the day at the nautical harbor in Buzet. It is a garden area with bar, picnic tables, wifi, etc. We take the tables in this area to eat. After lunch we loaded the bikes into the car and took the afternoon to visit three beautiful villages on the way back. In addition, especially after leaving Nerac, the road back to Agen passes back through beautiful fields of sunflowers.
Canal de Garonne greenway
(in 8 km.) Vianne: We came to this village, founded in 1284, noted for it to appreciate fully the architectural structure of the fortified towns of the Middle Ages. It is a city that keeps its walls in an excellent state of preservation, with a gateway in each of its four sides, inside, perfectly gridded streets, with the market square just in the center. It is a magnificent example to understand what was the structure of this kind of villages.
(in 5 km.) Barbaste: In this village highlights the set formed by the Roman medieval bridge of 10 arches of the XII century on the Gélise river and the Moulin des Tours (or Moulin Henri IV), fortified wheat mill of the thirteenth century. Since 1889 Barbaste mill is part of the list of historical monuments of France. The picture of both monuments along the river is beautiful. Proof of this is that we met a couple of people painting pictures of this scene.
(in 7 km.) Nérac: Our last visit of the day was conducted at Nérac. Again highlights the photograph of the medieval bridge, but this village also has many more attractions. The Château de Nérac (Château-Musée Henri IV) is a castle of the French "renaissance" style, it was finished during the reign of Jeanne d'Albret, daughter of Marguerite d'Angoulème also Marguerite de Navarre by her marriage, (the sister of the king Francis I of France ). The castle has been listed as a Monument historique since 1862. The castle overlooks the Baïse river, tributary the Garonne. A few meters away is Hôtel de Ville and the church of St. Nicholas, the eighteenth century.
Nérac - Château-Musée Henri IV
The historic center is located on this side of the river. In it we see many half-timbered houses. Highlights the maison Darlan, the maison Fallières maison or the statue of Henri IV located at Place du Général Leclerc. We return to the river and from the viewpoint des Tanneries we contemplate the "Vieux Pont", a medieval stone bridge sixteenth century, restored in the nineteenth century and the nautical port. On the other side of the river is the Église Notre-Dame with outstanding stained glass windows made by Joseph Villiet on themes from the Old and New Testament.
Nérac - Vieux Pont (Old bridge))Also on the right bank of the Baise is the parc de La Garenne, distinguished by a number of sources, villas, etc. In this village is the aquatic-thermal park Ludo Park, but decided to come back and enjoy the pool of our camping. camping.
(in 31 km.) Agen: We returned to our accommodation.