Aiguillon (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Aiguillon coat of arms
Aiguillon (France)
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Agen
Canton Le Confluent (main town)
Community association Confluent et Coteaux de Prayssas
Coordinates 44 ° 18 ′  N , 0 ° 20 ′  E Coordinates: 44 ° 18 ′  N , 0 ° 20 ′  E
height 22-168 m
surface 28.28 km 2
Residents 4,387 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 155 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 47190
INSEE code

Aiguillon is a municipality with 4387 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in France in the department of Lot-et-Garonne in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine .


The former bastide Aiguillon is located on the left bank of the Lot , not far from its confluence with the Garonne . Since the estuary section is not navigable by ships, the small canal Le Canalet branches off to the right at the opposite part of the settlement Le Passage of Aiguillon, which guides the watercraft further downstream to Nicole , where a lock enables the descent into the Garonne.


Aiguillon used to only have the title of barony . In his letters from Blois in August 1599, King Henri IV elevated the baronies of Aguillon, Montpezat , Sainte-Livrade and Dolmayrac to a duchy with peerage for Henri de Lorraine , eldest son of Charles II de Lorraine, duc de Mayenne . The new duchy of Aiguillon became extinct due to the childless death of its prince in 1621. However, it was rebuilt, in 1634 in favor of Antoine de L'Age and in 1638 for Marie Madeleine de Vignerot. This family continued to run the duchy until the French Revolution . An interesting duke of this lineage was Emmanuel-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis de Richelieu , who played a questionable role at the French court in the 18th century.

Town twinning

The Belgian city of Visé in Wallonia has been Aiguillon's twin town since 1958 .


Church of Saint-Côme
  • Old town with half-timbered houses and remains of the fortifications
  • Lunac Castle (12th century)
  • Castle of the Dukes (currently Lycée-Stendhal )
  • Raoul Dastrac Museum in the former Notre-Dame du Lot chapel
  • Saint-Félix church
  • Saint-Côme church (12th century)



The asteroid (1918) Aiguillon , discovered on October 19, 1968, has borne the name of the municipality since 1979.

Web links

Commons : Aiguillon  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Minor Planet Circ. 5038