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Valence d'Agen - a canal side market town

The attractive market town of Valence d'Agen (also known as Valence) is set on the Canal Entre Deux Mers, part of the canal network that includes the Canal du Midi. It links the Atlantic to the Pacific, crossing southern France from west to east. The town is set against a background of sunflower fields and a peaceful, rolling countryside.

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Valence d'Agen is well equipped with shops and services, which include two supermarkets, schools, banks, garages and hairdressers. It also has a good complement of bars and restaurants to enjoy. The market is held on Tuesday, with a farmers' market held on Saturday. This is a chance to find local products and specialities such as Toulouse sausage, cassoulet, white haricot beans and local wines.

Discover fountains and ancient buildings

Wandering about the town you will discover old streets, original buildings and some real treasures like the fountains and the Lavoirs, or wash houses, which were once a focal point for the town's women to do the laundry and to exchange gossip. Many of the houses are original, and bear typical architectural features of their period and region. The canal is a focal point for the town, and canal side walks or leisurely cruises are a great way to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Don't miss Valence's summer show

At the end of July or beginning of August every year, a Son et Lumiere show is held in town. The performances last for two weeks, and tell of the history of the canal and river from the early 19th century. Many of Valence's inhabitants take part in the production.

Explore the countryside

The Midi-Pyrénées is a vast and varied region offering plenty for everyone to enjoy. From charming bastide towns and historic monuments to colourful traditional markets, there are endless interesting places to go. Activities vary from walking or cycling along the banks of the canal, to skiing and adventure sports in the mountains and gorges of the Pyrénées.

Visit nearby Toulouse

The city of Toulouse, the great capital of the region, is packed with history and heritage in addition to bars, restaurants and cultural venues and events. The motorway system that runs to the Med takes you quickly to the coast, passing towns like the Cathar city of Carcassonne, with its fairytale towers on the way.

How to get there

The Tarn et Garonne is easily accessed by air thanks to the large airport at Toulouse, where several airlines operate flights direct to and from the UK and Ireland. Toulouse also has a TGV station, and you can travel all the way from Paris on that line. Valence also has its own railway station, so you can easily connect to trains arriving in Toulouse. Driving to Valence d'Agen takes you on the A62 motorway, from where the town can be found.

Property prices and availability in and around Valence d'Agen

Property prices around Valence are surprisingly reasonable, given the location of the town and its many attributes. It is currently (2012) possible to find attractive properties from under 100,000 Euros, with the choice widening between 100,000 Euros and 200,000 Euros. Higher up the scale, some luxurious properties can be found. The area is rich in traditional style properties, typical of the south-west of France and offering real charm and character.

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Valence d'Agen AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Valence d'Agen?

Valence d'Agen is situated in the south-west of France. It lies in the west of the Tarn et Garonne department.

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IN THE REGION OF MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

Midi-Pyrénées Guide

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TARN-ET-GARONNE

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Population: 5,311


Access: By air: Fly to Toulouse. By rail: You can take the TGV to Toulouse. Local trains will then take you to Valence. By road: The town is found not far from the A62 motorway.


Economy: The economy is mixed, with agriculture and all commerce present.


Interesting fact: The World Roller Blading Chamionships were held in Valence d'Agen.

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