Lauzerte

Lauzerte
Commune
A general view of Lauzerte
A general view of Lauzerte
Coat of arms of Lauzerte
Coat of arms
Lauzerte is located in France
Lauzerte
Lauzerte
Location within Occitanie region
Lauzerte is located in Occitanie
Lauzerte
Lauzerte
Coordinates: 44°15′24″N 1°08′18″E / 44°15′24″N 1°08′18″E / 44.2567; 1.1383
Elevation98–270 m (322–886 ft)
(avg. 176 m or 577 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lauzerte (Languedocien: Lausèrta) is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

Etymology of the name: Two interpretations include the possible Latin root of “Villaserta” and more likely, the Gallic root, “lauzes”, flat stones used as paving or roofing, and “erta” from the local Occitan dialect, meaning hill, thus Hill of Stones. The fact that the barbican was exploited as a quarry supports this derivation.

A medieval bastide perched above the valleys and hills of the area known as the Quercy Blanc, Lauzerte is one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, a distinction granted to only 155 villages in the country. Founded in the 12th century by the Count of Toulouse, the village is located on the routes of the Santiago de Compostella. Lauzerte is described by its tourism agency as "a nature stop for family excursions and weekends exploring the rich past and present of the South West: our heritage and architecture, our leisure activities and festivities."

Geography/Topography

In the northwest corner of the Tarn et Garonne department, Lauzerte lies between the foothills of the Massif Central and the Garonne river plain in the region known as Quercy Blanc and Pays de Serres because of the limestone which predominates in the landscape. The hill town rises above parallel valleys and rivers, the Barguelonnes, the Lendou and the Seoune which feed into the Garonne River.

Lauzerte is surrounded by agricultural land known for Melons de Quercy, Chasselas de Moissac (white dessert grapes), and Pruneaux d’Agen (prunes).

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Lauzerte
català: Lausèrta
Cebuano: Lauzerte
Deutsch: Lauzerte
español: Lauzerte
euskara: Lauzerte
français: Lauzerte
italiano: Lauzerte
Latina: Lauzerte
magyar: Lauzerte
Bahasa Melayu: Lauzerte
Nederlands: Lauzerte
occitan: Lausèrta
polski: Lauzerte
română: Lauzerte
slovenčina: Lauzerte (obec)
suomi: Lauzerte
svenska: Lauzerte
українська: Лозерт
Tiếng Việt: Lauzerte
Volapük: Lauzerte
Winaray: Lauzerte
中文: 洛泽尔特