Hotels in Avensan

Avensan Details

In the Gironde department of southwestern France, the town of Avensan can be found. The towns main claim to fame is as the birthplace of Pey Berland, a 14th century religious leader. During his lifetime, he turned his childhood home into a chapel for his followers, and the quaint, seemingly rustic house can be visited today. The exposed wooden beamed ceiling and wooden pews look much today as they would have when Berland was preaching to his followers.The 12th century church of St. Pierre is built on Roman foundations. Inside, there are a number of bas-relief sculptures that pay tribute to Pey Berland as well as to significant religious historic events. In the 10th century, there were several chateaux in the area, including one at Romefort and one at Saint Genes. However, today there are only ruins that remain. Hotels need prebooking, especially if you seek one of our budget hotels. Ask at your hotel for directions to the Villeranque Cross. This stone cross on a Roman base sits on the pilgrimage route to St. Jacques de Compostelle.