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Gontaud-de-Nogaret is located in France
Coordinates: 44°27′25″N 0°17′44″E / 44.4569°N 0.2956°E / 44.4569; 0.2956Coordinates: 44°27′25″N 0°17′44″E / 44.4569°N 0.2956°E / 44.4569; 0.2956
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Marmande
Canton Canton of Marmande-Est
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Val de Garonne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Constans
Area1 29.51 km2 (11.39 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,537
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 47110 / 47400
Elevation 26–132 m (85–433 ft)
(avg. 45 m or 148 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gontaud-de-Nogaret is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.


The village was the home of Henri Pépin, a prosperous houseowner and cycling enthusiast who employed two helpers to pace him around the Tour de France in 1906. Pépin—sometimes wrongly described as a baron—had no interest in winning the race. Instead, he paid his helpers to lead him to the best restaurants and hotels they could find. Some days they finished more than 12 hours behind the winner.

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