At first glance Agen is not all that tempting, some fairly busy roads lead you through some of the less interesting parts giving you a poor first impression. But, take the trouble to park and wander around and there is quite a lot to catch your attention.
The main shopping street is the Boulevard de la Republique, which was built at the end of the 19th century. This is a lively street and this central area of town has some good shops and plenty of cafés for when you need to relax and watch the world go by. The Place des Laitiers (dairy market) is an open square where on Saturday’s you can go to the organic market. The Gallo-Roman forum was originally on this site.
Take a look, too at the Ruelle des Juifs, one of the roads leading to the Place des Laitiers. This ‘Jewish Alley’ is the old medieval banking area. For a step back in time go to Rue Beauville, a narrow, cobbled, 15th century street with timber-framed houses.
Travel to Agen by Eurostar - London Agen Train
Hop on the Eurostar trains with the speed of 186mph from London St Panacras International, it is easy to reach Agen with Eurostar trains. You have to change at Paris and travel on to Agen with TGV the partner of Eurostar.
It will take 2hr 15min to reach Paris from London St. Panacras International.