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Sights in Gimont
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This bastide town was founded in 1266 on the top of a long and narrow hill by a Cistercian abbey, now disappeared. The road today still goes below the old medieval wooden hall.

Today Gimont is an important centre of the foie gras industry.

Things to see in Gimont

Novilladas Bull Fighting and Course Landaise
Novilladas in June
Abbey of Planselve Cathedrals and Abbeys
Some remains of the Cistercian abbey which founded Gimont can still be seen outside the town on the D12
Church of Notre Dame Churches
Characteristic example of southern Gothic style, the church was built in the 14th century, though the clock tower dates from a later century. Fine tryptych to be seen inside.
Bastide, 13th Century Medieval fortifications
Market Tuesday and Sunday Shopping and Markets
Good for foie gras and associated products in season

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