Larressingle Things to Do

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    Crepes

    by Tallchick80 Updated Dec 6, 2005

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    Inside of the fortified village there is a crepes stand, where I have never been disappointed. I mostly enjoy sitting there on a nice sunny day, having a crepe, enjoying the sight of the old castle and church, and also the cats. There are two very friendly cats that belong to the owner of the creperie and they are VERY friendly.

    I am not going to say they are the best crepes ever, it's more about the atmosphere there and how friendly it is that keeps me coming back time and time again.

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  • Things to do

    by mke1963 Written Aug 9, 2005

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    (Until I get time to write them all up......)

    There is much to see in and around Larressingle, including:
    - the fortified village itself
    - the church of St Sigismund, with its stained glass windows designed by Didier Gallet in 1993 (including the famous staied glass window of a mermaid)
    - the Museum of the Routes of St Jaques de Compostelle
    - the field of medieval vines and fruit trees that surrounds the castle
    - the working museum of medieval siege engines (a must for children)
    - the Pont de Lartigue, south of the village actually on the Via Podensis route de Compostelle
    - the ruined, hidden old gothic bridge north of the village
    - the surrounding villages of Vopillon, Mouchan, Cassaigne (give us back our castle timbers!), Beaumont, Larroque-sur-l'Osse
    - the beautiful town of Condom
    - the Abbey of Flaran in Valence
    - the first bastide town, Montreal du Gers
    - the spectacular Roman villa at Seviac
    - the Roman treasures at Eauze
    - and my favourite, just walking the lanes, watching and listening to the birds, admiring the sunflower crop developing, seeing the grapes ripen, watching the grass grow.

    La vie, c'est le Gers.

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    Trébuchets in Action

    by Lady_Mystique Written Dec 11, 2004

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    To see an authentic, realistic, and exciting enactment of Trébuchets in action, rent out the movie "TIMELINE" written by Michael Crichton.

    The setting is 14th century France during the Hundred Year Wars and has a great battle scene where Trébuchets are used against the English forces who are behind the fortress walls of a medieval castle.

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    Medieval Battle

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Dec 11, 2004

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    Tr��buchet

    For anyone, especially families, some of the greatest fun can be had in a field just outside Larressingle where the intricacies of medieval battle are explained.

    The association of the Friends of Larressingle has reconstructed a XIII century seige camp with its throwing weapons.

    Huge catapults and slings have been rebuilt and visitors can help find out firsthand how far some of these projectiles really went.

    Come load the Trébuchet and watch the stones fly 220m!!

    Reservations: Tel. & Fax: 05.62.68.33.88

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    • Historical Travel
    • Adventure Travel

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