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Cities in the southwest France: history, tourist sites, activities.

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Eight suggestions for touring the southwest of France.

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Traditional dish recipes from southwest part of France.

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Nerac's Short History

Nerac Nerac is a little town, population 6800, situated in the department of Lot-et-Garonne, region Aquitaind in the South-West of France. It was inhabited since Bronze Age and flourished during the Gallo-Roman occupation - the mosaic that can still be seen at the entrance of La Garenne park dates from this era.
During the Renaissance it was the center of the French Protestantism (Calvinism) lead by the d'Albret family. It's main touristy attraction is the Castle of Nérac, the main residence of King Henri III of Navarre and his wife Queen Margot between 1577 and 1582.
Nérac is situated in the centre of a region called Pays d’Albret. It is the country of Armagnac, the oldest brandy in France, and culinary specialties like duck comfit, Foie gras, duck rillettes, roasted pigeon and pie flamed with Armagnac.