Welcome to Faudoas, in the south-west of Tarn-et-Garonne, 6 km from Gers. A picturesque village full of character with beautiful half-timbered houses and houses on stone pillars.

Saint-Laurent Church

A big fire at the end of the 19th century destroyed all traces of the village and the Saint-Laurent church was completely rebuilt from 1898, in a different direction than before.

Neo-Gothic in style, it has a square bell tower topped by an elegant openwork spire. Inside, the single nave opens onto 4 side chapels.

There is another original feature inside: a reproduction of the cave in Lourdes, involving a combination of wall paintings and sculptures within the chapel of the Virgin itself.

Place du village de Faudoas

Place du village de Faudoas. N.Dupuy

Small heritage in the countryside

Head east from Faudoas and you will come across the modest chapel in Escudès, which dates from the 11th or the 12th century.
To the west is the Mouret mill, and the Gimone waterfall.
Here, garlic and cereals are grown alongside farms that breed fattened geese and ducks.

Maison sur piliers de pierres à Faudoas

Maison sur piliers de pierres à Faudoas. N. Dupuy

René Lala-Gaillard Paintings

The originality and beauty of this church lies in the quality of its murals made by René Gaillard Lala and his partner Guitard between 1934 and 1936. They represent numerous scenes from the Bible, from the Old as well as from the New Testament, in the choir.

Before leaving, be sure to admire the stained glass windows, made by Gustave Pierre Dragant, an artist from Bordeaux, in 1900.

Did you know it ?

René Gaillard Lala was a Tarn-et-Garonne painter known for his church restorations and decorations, including more than 30 in Tarn-et-Garonne. In Lomagne, he painted the colossal work of Faudoas, that of Gariès and Lavit.

Peintures de Gaillard Llala à Faudoas

Peintures de Gaillard Llala à Faudoas. Ploquin

We enjoy...

We like to eat on the terrace under the covers at the "C’est si bon" restaurant, which cooks local products mainly from short circuits. Home cooking guaranteed.

Maison Piliers à Faudoas

Informations

  • Openings hours:
    Open all year Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 12 noon. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Meet at the town hall for the opening.
La chaussée de Faudoas

La chaussée de Faudoas. G. Cassaro