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In southern France in the region of Aquitaine is the city of Agen. The city holds a host of historical buildings from churches and cathedrals to the Art Nouveau House. A Museum of Fine Art highlights the city's museum attractions and strolls along the river Garonne are supplemented with public gardens and flower beds. Further up the river leads you to the canal bridge, an architectural marvel that link the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. Whatever draws you to Agen, look to Hotels.com for all your hotel needs. Hotels.com offers accommodations ranging from one to five stars so that no matter your budget, you'll find the right Agen hotels for you. You can also browse independent reviews left by previous visitors in convenient categories such as couples, families, etc so that you can find the hotel tailored to your needs.
What's Agen Like?
Several old buildings and monuments are scattered across the city, the oldest of these being the Tower of Notre Dame du Chaplet. Originally built to help defend the city in the 11th century, the tower was later converted into a belfry for a monastery. Other historical buildings include the church of Notre Dame du Bourg and the Art Nouveau House. While built more recently, the Art Nouveau's design is unique to southern France. The museum of Fine art is located in a quartet of mansions built as far back as the 16th century. The river Garonne runs through the city and a series of gardens and flower beds have sprung up along the waterway making for the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon. Further upstream you can find the 10 meter high canal bridge that connects the Atlantic with the Mediterranean.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Agen
The region of Aquitaine favors high quality lamb as well as fish and oysters for seafood. Beef cattle is also raised here making for another meat alternative. The region is hailed as the greatest wine producing area in the entire country with many varieties of wine to sample. French is naturally the native language of Agen and learning a few simple phrases will help get a friendlier reaction from locals. For as long as you reside in Agen, relax in the comfort of a Hotels.com hotel. Hotels.com's website offers several features to help you chose the right accommodation for you. You can view high resolution photos of every hotel available as well as pin point maps so that you can chose the hotel closest to the attractions you want to see. You can book online or with their free mobile smartphone app.