Saint Nicolas de la Grave


Sauveté from the 12th century, St Nicolas de la Grave is in Tarn et Garonne, at the confluence of the Tarn and Garonne, midway between Montauban and Agen. Richard the Lion Heart and Lamothe Cadillac await you!Founded in 1135, with its covered market with solid mouldings and 17th century church with Toulouse bell tower, St Nicolas de la Grave is one of the oldest village in the department. Its castle Richard the Lion Heart dominates the valley of the Garonne. Antoine Laumet, Lord de Lamothe Cadillac, was born in this village in 1658. Ambitious adventurer, he founded under Louis XIV, the fort which became the town of Detroit (Michigan, USA). In his honor, General Motors gave his name and coat of arms to the prestigious car "Cadillac". His native house, turned into a museum, allows youto discover this enigmatic character. The Indian Garden, donated land to the Choctow and Seminolle nations, welcomes periodically Osage Indians and their traditions. The 400 ha water body and the outdoor recreational centre are an ideal site for relaxation, water sports and a heaven for migratory birds. The Ornithological Society of Tarn and Garonne runs an observatory. Multiple activities mark the seasons.In February-March, you can attend parades of floral floats for Carnival, in May and October, the rare and collectible plants fair is the delight of gardening enthusiasts. On July 14, the day is devoted to "Painters in the street" and a car boot-sale.


All year round, daily.

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Saint Nicolas de la Grave
82210 Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave

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05 63 94 82 81

05 32 09 69 36