Agen

Entering Agen, France.

by cjj on May 6, 2012

There is a series of 4 locks climbing up a hill into Agen. There is a small pound between each lock, like a glass pond when we went through because there weren’t many other boats. It was a great way to end our trip from Valence-sur-Baise. At the top of the locks we crossed the flooded Garonne River on a very long aquaduct and then boated next to peak hour traffic to the harbour in the middle of town. Great fun!

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Street in Agen, France

by cjj on October 4, 2010

Street in Agen, France

A lot of the streets are like this. Many are one way, but the others have a priority, so that one way has to always give way. They’re sign posted by an image of 2 cars, one is red and the other is black .. or 2 arrows, big black and small red .. red direction has to give way.

Everywhere is very clean, and footpaths like this have been recently fixed up.

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Chateau Des Jacobins, Agen, France

by cjj on October 4, 2010

Hotel Des Jacobins

Hotel Des Jacobins, Agen, France

This is where we  are staying! Right in the middle of town, and not far from the railway station.

Our room is right in the middle with the verandah, and our bathroom is behind the  window to the right! It is run by a lovely man, Stephen, and his grandmother, with a maid and a cleaner. I think there are 13 rooms. At the moment they are not very busy.

This morning we had breakfast just outside the front door, and it was very pleasant. In the evening they lock the front gates at 10pm and last night, we had to use the secret back entrance with a special code!!!

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