|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Gérard Duclos|
|Area1||84.93 km2 (32.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||32208 / 32700|
|Elevation||68–223 m (223–732 ft)
(avg. 182 m or 597 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.
Lectoure was a prehistoric oppidum, capital of Lactorates.The barbarian invasions successive forcing residents to reconsider the height, to raise the walls and make Lectoure a stronghold for centuries.
Lectoure has been designated as a "town of art and history" (French: Villes et Pays d'Art et d'Histoire) by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication since 1985. The town hall was built between 1676 and 1682 by bishop Hugues de Bar.
Way of St. James
Lectoure is a town on the Via Podiensis, one of the three major French arms of the Way of St. James. This route is followed by those making the pilgrimage from Le Puy by way of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostella in northwest Spain. Pilgrims arrive at Lectoure after Miradoux and next pass through La Romieu.
- Pierre Charron
- Pey de Garros
- Joseph-Louis Lagrange
- Jean Lannes
- Paul Noël Lasseran
- Antoine de Roquelaure
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- Official website
- Lectoure on the map of France
- Via Podiensis Map
- The Way of St. James French website
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