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Auvillar, a little town of just under 1,000 inhabitants situated in the Tarn-et-Garonne department of the southwest France, is listed as one of "Les Plus Beux Villages de France" ("The most beautiful villages of France") since 1994.
Located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley of the Garonne River, the village was founded during the Roman time occupation of the region in the 1st century BC.
Throughout history Auvillar took part in all the conflicts that ravaged the region such as the crusade against the Albigensians, the Hundred Years War, the wars of religion etc. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the town was the property of the Counts of Armagnac before becoming in the 16th century the fief of the Kings of Navarre and as such joining the kingdom of France in 1589 when Henri IV - former Henri of Navarre - became the king of France.
Auvillar has 3 remarkable monuments: the central town covered round hall - a relatively new structure that replaced the medieval square hall in 1824 -, the clock tower ("La Tour de l’Horloge") an elegant stone and brick building dating from the reign of Louis XIV (1643 -1715) and Saint Pierre church dating from as far back as 1186!

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