20 km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot and 10 km from Monflanquin, Cancon is proud to present itself as the capital of hazelnuts: more than 95% of these dried fruits produced in France (approximately 7000 tons) pass through this commune located in the country of the bastides. Hazelnut trees (coudrier in old French) have always been found in the surrounding forests, but their cultivation in orchards, as with other fruit trees, is much more recent and only really developed from the 1970s-1980s. In the centre of the village, discover the Baltard-type market hall and above all, the medieval quarter and its small flowery streets, the panoramic site of the castle and its 11th century, which reminds us that Cancon controlled the Roman road from Agen to Périgueux. Don't leave without a visit of the Koki shop, which sells hazelnut-based products and prunes.
The Tourist Office gives guided tours of the village, from its historical streets to the incredible view offered at the château.
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