Larressingle Things to Do
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...more
(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...more
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.more
In the past L'Auberge has had a mixed reputation, with many suggesting that the food was good but the service was so-so. But about eighteen months ago, L'Auberge was sold and the new owners are much more friendly. It's a small restaurant (they also have rooms and seven gites), so reservations are important if you wish to eat out on the terrace. The...more
Autour d'une table, dans un décor chaleureux, on accueille la famille ou les amis pour bavarder et goûter les plaisirs d'une cuisine simple et authentique. Les foies gras y côtoient le poulet à l'ail, le canard ou la poule au pot, sans oublier le fameux "pastis gascon". Le bon vin, blanc ou rouge, le floc et l'armagnac sauront accompagner ce moment...more
Larressingle doesn't have a shop that is useful in daily life (nearest are in Condom, 5km away, but shoooping is 'easier' in Eauze to the west).
However, Larressingle does have several art galleries, an antique dealer, and a great little shop selling medieval souvenirs [all in the castle] and a small hut selling local produce (armagnac, floc, foie gras, pretty much every part of a duck or goose you can think of...and several for which you will need a veterinary encyclopedia) just outside the castle gate.
The mayor has opened an art gallery and an ice cream shop in the mairie opposite the castle entrance, which is sad because it competes with the firendly little creperie in the chateau. (Please take note).
The museum of medieval siege engines, just to the north of the castle has more medieval souvenits and a surprisingly good range of books in French and English.
What to buy: An ice cream?
A bottle of Larressingle armagnac, from the estate owned by....you guessed it...the mayor.
Larressingle What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Large bag to carry enough stuff for a one day outing.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable, casual clothing and footwear.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Basics for one day.
Whatever you think you might need for a day.
Photo Equipment: Camera, film, batteries.
Miscellaneous: I don't remember seeing any shops selling anything but souvenirs and local handcrafts, so bring a bag with all you think you may need for a day's outing.
A pre-packed lunch would be good if you arrive before lunch time. There are nice places to sit outside to eat.Related to:
- Road Trip
Larressingle Off The Beaten Path
Just 1,500 metres from the village the road to Mouchan brings you to the Pont de Lartigue.The Pont de Lartigue, a unique Romanesque four arch bridge that has been used by pilgrims pretty much continuously since the 11th Century, making it one of the oldest continuously used bridges in the world. However, dramatic floods in 1999, 2000 and 2003 have...more
Larressingle is one of of the easiest little French bastide villages to wander about in.I don't think they even allow motorized vehicles inside anyway. You need a vehicle of some sort to get there, but once near the drawbridge, park your car and do the rest of your exploring 'à pied'.It is quite small but full of history and charm!Every time you...more