Travel article for FRANCE Magazine

Agen: A City of Quiet Elegance

It wasn’t an attractive description in a travel guide that first brought me to Agen, but rather a flyer left on our windshield late one August announcing the Grand Pruneaux Show, an annual festival honouring the city’s emblematic fruit. After three weeks criss-crossing through the south-west, we had agreed to spend the last days of our holiday relaxing in our gite. But how could I pass up a gastronomic celebration? With whetted appetites, we squeezed in one final trip and headed to Lot-et-Garonne’s capital, eager to discover more.
Inevitably, what most captured my attention that day were the stalls lining the streets, decked out in purple and tempting me with everything from brochettes de canard aux pruneaux to prunes covered in thick, dark chocolate. The animated hustle and bustle of the culinary spectacle left little opportunity to explore the city at leisure, so after tasting to our heart’s content we drove back planning a weekend getaway.


Read the full article, published in the September 2021 issue of FRANCE Magazine here: Agen

My article was also noticed by French newspaper Sud Ouest


Image: Port d’Agen ©Mathieu Maxime (33)