To-day the diocese is still under the parent jurisdiction of Bordeaux, and the see comprises the department of Lot-et-Garonne.
In June 1890 his department (Lot-et-Garonne) elected him to the senate by 417 votes to 23.
All further thoughts of poetical composition were, however, dispelled, by the threatened famine in the Lot-et-Garonne.
Villeneuve-sur-Lot (department of Lot-et-Garonne) is the only town of any importance between this point and its mouth.
Agen, the capital, is the seat of a bishopric and of the court of appeal for the department of Lot-et-Garonne.