Larressingle is a commune located in the Gers, in the Occitanie region.
The village of Larressingle is located 6 km west of Condom in the valley of the Osse. It rises above vineyards that produce armagnac.
Neighboring communes : Larroque-sur-l'Osse, Condom, Cassaigne, Mouchan and Beaumont.
Altitude min : 75m. / max : 177m
Surface area : 8.55 m² (8.55 sq. ft.)
In 2016, the commune had 215 inhabitants.
Larressingle is approved as one of the "Most beautiful Villages of France" and welcomes an average of 133 000 visitors each year.
PLACES AND MONUMENTS OF LARRESSINGLE :
- The ramparts
The village is surrounded by a polygonal rampart of 270 m of tower almost intact except in the east. The enclosure opens in the west by a high fortified door with brêtèche. The drawbridge that preceded it is now replaced by a fixed bridge framed by two narrow pillars. The walls, sometimes still surrounded by curtain walls and battlements, are reinforced by square towers.
- The bridge of Artigue
Located near Larressingle, it is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a crossing point of the French Pilgrimage Route. It is a Romanesque structure of four arches which remains one of the rare contemporary witnesses of the Way of Saint James. Nearby, there was a convent which has now disappeared.
- The Dungeon Castle
Its four-level trapezoidal mass, flanked by a hexagonal turret, is pierced by geminated or mullioned windows; the ruined interior reveals some monumental chimneys.
- The Romanesque church of Saint-Sigismond