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Saturday 16 September 2023, 14:00Passed
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September 2023
Saturday 16
14:00 - 18:00

Préfecture de Lot-et-Garonne

2 rue Étienne Dolet, 47000 Agen
  • Lot-et-Garonne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The prefecture opens its doors!

Come visit the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne.
Saturday 16 September 2023, 14:00Passed
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Come visit the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne.

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Préfecture de Lot-et-Garonne
2 rue Étienne Dolet, 47000 Agen
  • Lot-et-Garonne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Former episcopal palace whose construction was decided by Monsignor Usson de Bonnac and entrusted to the architect Leroy. The first stone was laid in 1775\. Seduced by the beauty and majesty of the place, Napoleon I decided to transfer the prefecture. He signed the imperial decree giving effect to this decision on February 28, 1809\. Work was immediately undertaken to restore the building, which had deteriorated since it was sealed in 1791\. It is on November 23, 1810 that the first Prefect, Christophe de Villeneuve-Bargemont, settles there. The building is influenced by Mansard. It has been written that its architecture was inspired by the Hotel Matignon built in 1720 by Jean de Courtonne under the regency. One finds indeed all the poncifs of the French distribution as they emerge from the hotels of Mansart and Vau. The landscape park of the prefecture is a closed set of walls, almost square, that covers a space of 3 hectares. It presents a great diversity of plants, including several
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Monument historique, Jardin remarquable, Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir, Lieu de pouvoir, édifice judiciaire
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