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In the heart of Gascony, between Condom and Auch, the village of Jégun is a fortified bastide, built by Bernanrd IV, Count of Armagnac.
The name of Jégun that they have said of Celtic origin, "Ju" would designate the tree and "Guen", the wine. The wine tree and the vine stock appearing on the coat of arms, show the importance that "red gold" may have had for the economic life of the town.

In the center of the main street of the village, discover the many stone or half-timbered houses where Henri IV stayed in one of them.

The former Sainte-Candide collegiate church, XNUMXth - XNUMXth century, nowadays the Sainte-Candide Church, testifies to the rich history of the village.

During your visit, do not miss the Notre Dame des Roses source; so named because according to tradition, there was found an image of the Virgin under a flowering rose bush in the middle of winter. A spring gushed out at the foot of this rosebush and many patients found in this water the cure of their ailments (pink ailments such as eczema).

Also worth seeing are the Chapelle St-Michel de la Tremblade, the Church of Lézian, the Wrought Iron Cross, the Vassevin washhouse and its botanical garden open to the public, very pleasant for picnics (tables available).

The pretty market hall of the village serves as a central place which reserves several curiosities such as the prison under the latter, whose pillars reveal to the curious the weights of the clock ...

For visitors in search of nature, from the church, follow the markings to discover the hiking trail (7km loop).

You will find everything you need in the town of Jégun: grocery store, bakery, bar, pharmacy, restaurant ... and the annual market every Wednesday from 8 am to 13 pm on the village square.

Finally, the various associations offer various events all year round where good humor and conviviality are the key words!
Gourmet or themed evenings are organized. One of the most famous events in the town? The "Wine Fair" sponsored by André Daguin, which since 1985 brings together local producers and which attracts more and more visitors every year ...

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