Penne d’Agenais, France

Self Catering Penne d’Agenais Cottages, Villas and Gites

Penne-d`Agenais is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in the Aquitaine region of south-western France. It is situated a few kilometres south-east of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. When you stay in Penne-d`Agenais, you’re entering a very pretty village which once a stopping point on one of the pilgrim paths to Santiago de Compostella.

When you rent a holiday cottage in Penne-d`Agenais, know that there are some interesting small alleys and passages to investigate within the village itself. There are many attractive houses and buildings to see when you visit Penne d'Agenais, most beautifully renovated.

At the top of the village is the substantial basilica of Notre-Dame du Peyragude. There are also some caves containing shrines at the top of the hill. Don’t forget when you stay in Penne-d`Agenais self-catering gites to visit the medieval village on the Lot River and the 'Port de Penne' - the ancient port for the town.  

Nearby Villeneuve-sur-Lot is also worth a visit, standing on the Lot river, it’s a typical Frenc town – tiny back streets, a weekly lively market and the chance to peole watch at its numerous street bars and cafes. This area is the heart of the plum industry – you’ll be tempted to try the local plum liqueur!

Within the surrounding area there lots to see and do, including: Temple-sur-Lot (24 km) – this is a small village on the River Lot notable for its connection with the Knights Templar. Parc-en-Ciel at Villereal (24 km) - this translates to Park in the Sky and as the name suggests a lot of the activities are nearer the sky than they are the ground!  Ecomusée de Marquèze in Sabres (27 km) - this is a 'living' museum with a traditional 19th century landais farm buildings in the Aquitaine region. Finally Aqualand Water Park - Bassin D'Arcachon (33 km).

Travelling to your holiday rental accommodation in Penne-d`Agenais, France; The closest airport to Penne D`Agenais is Bergerac Airport (55 km). Ryanair, Flybe and Jet 2 all have regular flights to and from the UK (cheap websites for seasonal variations). Also nearby is Toulouse Airport (94 km) which welcomes flights from British airways, easyJet, Jet2, bmi baby, bmi, Flybe and Air France. To drive from France’s northern ports is a day’s travel – allow at least 10 hours which includes breaks. To take the train, the nearest station is at Agen. Agen has regular services to Toulouse and Bordeaux.  It is around an hour from Toulouse, and around an hour from Bordeaux. Fast trains to Paris take four hours and ten minutes.

Bergerac enjoys a climate that is much like the majority of the south of France which is mild with short winters, longer summers and no real temperature extremes.