Monflanquin is listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. It lies about 25km south-east of Bergerac in the northern part of the Lot-et-Garonne department of south-west France.
Monflanquin is a French 'bastide' town. It was founded by the French in the 13th century. Set on a hilltop, it is a very well preserved town, and is generally agreed to be one the most historically intact examples of a medieval bastide town.
The central square in Monflanquin, the Place des Arcades, has beautifully preserved arcades around the edges and many other impressive buildings. The square is also home to the weekly market each Thursday, as it has been since 1256!
It is here that the course will be based although we'll get a couple of great locations just outside the village as well.
The photos below will hopefull give you a flavour of the village and its unique position and architecture.
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