Travel to the Canal de Garonne
Day 8 Agen - Buzet-sur-Baise - Damazan - Fourques-sur-Garonne - Marmande - Agen
(in 35 km.) Buzet-Sur-Baise: We drove to the port of Buzet where we end the route two days ago. We have the option to go with the car to visit the nearby towns of Aiguillon and Tonnais, but decided not to leave the bike lane, so we started directly by visiting Damazan.
(in 4 km.) Damazan: In Damazan we cross the bridge and go to the right, where we contemplate the pigeon, the "école des Filles" and the war memorial located in front of this building.
From this point we enter the center of the bastide, which highlights the central square around which the most emblematic buildings are located. The Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), built around 1818 in the middle of the square by disuse of Halle, noted for its fourteenth century staircase. In one corner we find the Château Comtal, while the other side of the square is the église Notre-Dame, early Gothic, was built in the early seventeenth century, with great ship ogival shape consisting of a central nave and two sides, and beautiful stained glass windows. We leave the town on the opposite side, to contemplate the "Fontaine des Anglais", a medieval fountain.
(in 17 km.) Le Mas-d´Agenais: After leaving Damazan, we go through the locks of Berry, La Gaule, La Gaulette, until reaching the lock of Mas-d´Agenais. Just after crossing the bridge over the canal, a few meters, we find the Galiana fountain, a precious covered lavoir adorned with beautiful flowers. We continue by a steep street towards the wheat market square (La Halle au Blé), built with wooden beams. At the bottom of the square stands the Collegiate, which emphasizes the picture of Christ on the Cross by Rembrandt
(in 7 km.) Fourques-sur-Garonne: We loaded bicycles to cars. Most of the group back to our accommodation, but we got us into the car and go for a little walk around Marmande.
Marmande - Church of Notre-Dame
(in 7 km.) Marmande: We left the car in the ample parking next to the walls (including a polychrome mosaic of the twentieth century) and we will see the Church of Our Lady of Marmande, built in the early fourteenth century and enlarged during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was included in the list of historical monuments in 1862. We could only visit the outside, but we could see the beautiful gardens of the cloister, of which only a part is preserved.
Marmande - Rue Labat
We continue to the rue Labat, known for its half-timbered houses of the fifteenth century. We returned to the parking walking along the top of the
(in 64 km.) Agen: We returned to our accommodation.