Most Beautiful French Villages on the Camino - LECTOURE posted: 2013-03-09 15:37:31
Peaceful rural setting
While walking the Camino, you will come across some incredibly beautiful towns, one of which being Lectoure. The town of Lectoure lies in in a peaceful rural setting on the Le Puy Route. Although the town itself is essentially calm, with its buildings being attractive examples of old Gascon architecture, built in the distinctive pale stone of the region, there is plenty to do. A lively and warm atmosphere pervades the town centre, which offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.
A town of art and history
The town of Lectoure has been officially designated a town of art and history by the French minister for culture and communication, offering some interesting museums, including an archaeological museum and a museum of religious art, and there is also much of historical interest in the town itself. Once an important military town in Gallo-Roman times, Lectoure was a strongly fortified town, and it is possible to find parts of the ramparts still existing today.
A Gascon ambience and a warm welcome
The region of Gascony was historically a very hospitable region with a proud gastronomic tradition. Lectoure is no exception to this, and in the town today, you will find plenty of bars and restaurants offering Gascon hospitality and cuisine at its very best.
Local specialities include duck, Foie Gras and, of course, Armagnac. It may not be the best place to be if you are on a strict diet, but if you enjoy excellent French cuisine then Lectoure is superb.
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