Visit Verdun sur Garonne

A video visit to the small village of Verdun sur Garonne in south west France.

Today it is a quiet village, but steeped in history, with beautiful walks and abundant wildlife – come and have a look around with us.

Verdun was once a fortified port, fom the 13th century up to the French Revolution it was one of the biggest ports on The Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse. The present clock tower, built in the 14th century is on the site of the old fortifications and the site of the portcullis is still visible inside the arch of the tower.

Most of the old buildings date from the 14th to the 19th cenury – the 13th century church of St Michel has a 17th century organ inside, both are classed as historic monuments, along with a lead baptism font from the 14th century.

Just nearby is the 17th century wooden market hall, which is used mainly for art exhibitions and musical concerts in summer – the market is now just in front of the clock tower on Fridays.

Verdun was an important port for wine from the Gascony region, which could be transported on the river, and later the canal du midi (only 3 kilometers away) to Toulouseand up to Bordeaux – although most Bordelais wouldn’t touch any wine that didn’t come from Bordeaux…

Sun setting over the Gers #france #sunset #tarnetgaronne #gers

Sun setting over the Gers #france #sunset #tarnetgaronne #gers ...

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Autumn on the canal du midi after a beautiful warm day #france #canaldumidi #autumn #reflection #tarnetgaronne

Autumn on the canal du midi after a beautiful warm day #france #canaldumidi #autumn #reflection #tarnetgaronne ...

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Reflections on the canal du midi - the restaurant we love - hey big shoutout to L’Ôguste, has built a terrace over the canal and this is the view from it #france #ôguste #canaldumidi #reflections #tarnetgaronne

Reflections on the canal du midi - the restaurant we love - hey big shoutout to L’Ôguste, has built a terrace over the canal and this is the view from it #france #ôguste #canaldumidi #reflections #tarnetgaronne ...

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All dressed up and nowhere to go ... yet. So the lockdown in France still goes on, but today we can smell a breath of freedom - we can now go out to a max of 20kms and for 3 hours. Before today it was 1 hour and 1km. So it’s time to dust the gear off and charge the batteries, in all senses of the term and after the rugby (good job All Blacks this morning) we will head to the canal du midi #camera #leica #leicaq2 #france #gear

All dressed up and nowhere to go ... yet. So the lockdown in France still goes on, but today we can smell a breath of freedom - we can now go out to a max of 20kms and for 3 hours. Before today it was 1 hour and 1km. So it’s time to dust the gear off and charge the batteries, in all senses of the term and after the rugby (good job All Blacks this morning) we will head to the canal du midi #camera #leica #leicaq2 #france #gear ...

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Montreal - the original in #france #occitanie #tourisme

Montreal - the original in #france #occitanie #tourisme ...

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Port on The Cal du Midi #france #occitanie #canaldumidi

Port on The Cal du Midi #france #occitanie #canaldumidi ...

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The plain of the Lauragsis with a view to La Montagne Noire #lauragais  #aude #audetourisme #occitanie #france

The plain of the Lauragsis with a view to La Montagne Noire #lauragais #aude #audetourisme #occitanie #france ...

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Windmills in The Lauragais #france #audetourisme #aude #occitanie #lauragais

Windmills in The Lauragais #france #audetourisme #aude #occitanie #lauragais ...

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The church in the village of Pompignan - beautiful weather here at the moment and long may it last #tarnetgaronne #midipyreneestourisme #tarnetgaronnetourisme #france #pompignac #occitanie #occitanietourisme

The church in the village of Pompignan - beautiful weather here at the moment and long may it last #tarnetgaronne #midipyreneestourisme #tarnetgaronnetourisme #france #pompignac #occitanie #occitanietourisme ...

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The other frog’s many specialities- couscous maison #verdunsurgaronne #couscous #cuisine #france

The other frog’s many specialities- couscous maison #verdunsurgaronne #couscous #cuisine #france ...

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Guess what out village was famous for ... #verdunsurgaronne #tarnetgaronne #france #home

Guess what out village was famous for ... #verdunsurgaronne #tarnetgaronne #france #home ...

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Out with the dogs this morning- it feels more like spring than autumn today #verdunsurgaronne #tarnetgaronne #home #france

Out with the dogs this morning- it feels more like spring than autumn today #verdunsurgaronne #tarnetgaronne #home #france ...

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Street art in Brick Lane, London  #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #streetart

Street art in Brick Lane, London #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #streetart ...

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Brick Lane graffiti in London  #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #graffiti

Brick Lane graffiti in London #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #graffiti ...

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Brick Lane, London  #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #graffiti

Brick Lane, London #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #graffiti ...

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Totally love this sign in Brick Lane, London  #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #graffiti

Totally love this sign in Brick Lane, London #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel #graffiti ...

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Near Brick Lane in London  #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel

Near Brick Lane in London #london #bricklane #england #greatbritain #travel ...

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