Francescas - Mézin: 8 miles
Postcode : 47170
Region : Aquitaine
Department: Lot et Garonne (47)
Population : 4 000 inhabitants
Leisure activity: Museum of the Cork and Cap, gardens, canoe, green tourism
Economic activity: tourism, viticulture, production of regional products.
Website (in french): http://www.ville-mezin.fr/Here you may find some hotels, restaurants and gite in the region
This page allows travelers to discover the wonders of this country: city of art and history, picturesque villages, resorts, gastronomy, tourism, or landscapes.
Tourism, cultural, medieval, industrial, sporting, so many adjectives can describe Mézin.It is primarily a village marked by history. From the medieval to the city of cork and caps, Mézin offers a rich history to discover through its streets, its magnificent church of St. Jean Baptiste XI / XIV century, listed Historical Monument in 1841, or older factories of caps, and proofs a rich industrial past.
A little history ... First ancient monastic city in the Middle Ages, the city developed a circle around his church and a large monastery now disappeared. She became rich through trade already established at that time. The consuls, nobles and bourgeois priors help to run the city. The houses of stone arches that border on the main square demonstrate their wealth, but the city is experiencing damage during the Wars of Religion and the French Revolution. She quietly revived in the nineteenth century, thanks to the local gold: the cork. Many companies see the day when they are often family. It should also not miss the Museum of the Cork and cork that covers this period. Mezin is also the hometown of Fallières Armand, President of the Republic from 1906 to 1913, and is also the ideal place to practice outdoor activities, hiking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking ... and many recreation will be available throughout your stay
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