The Area

General Information

Local attractions/activities

There are boules available on site, and also courtesy bicycles for exploring the surrounding countryside or cycling into our local village, Prayssas, for breakfast bread and croissants!

Prayssas is four kilometres away and has a lovely shady square surrounded by local shops, bars, two restaurants and a church. It also hosts an annual fruit festival each August which attracts over 27,000 visitors. In addition there is a weekly night market where locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy good food, wine and music in good company.

Thirteenth century Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Agen (which is on the Garonne river) are each 15 to 20 minutes away and offer museums (Agen boasts 5 Goyas), artistic and musical festivals, markets and a host of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. A comprehensive pack with details of local attractions, markets and restaurants is provided for you in the gîte.

Local facilities and activities

Wine and food The climate of Lot-et-Garonne makes for great red wines to savour here and to take home. White and red rosés are available in abundance too. Local producers are to be found in Bergerac, Duras, Buzet, Marmande and Casseneuil. The fine wines of Bordeaux and St Emilion are only an hour and a half away. Lot-et-Garonne is often called The Market Garden of France and locally produced food includes mushrooms, melons, apricots, plums, tomatoes, kiwis, grapes, etc.. You can visit a market locally every day of the week all year round in local towns and villages, including a number of night markets.. There are numerous auberges and local restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets.

100 Years War country This area of Lot-et-Garonne is where the 100 Years War started. Two nearby villages, St Sardos and Montpezat vie for this honour! There are many fortified bastide towns and villages worth a visit including Montflaquin, Villereal, Penne d'Agenais, Pujirol and Clerment Dessous. There are also chateaux to visit such as Nérac (formerly home to Henry IV), Biron and Bonaguil.

For the active ~ Horse riding is available locally, as is microlite flying at Montpezat for the more adventurous! The area has many cycle tracks and footpaths. Fishing on the river Lot is excellent, with carp and trout a speciality! Various boating activities are available on the river Lot, from canoeing to pleasure cruises. There are a number of leisure lakes in the area: Prayssas boasts a small lake, but the largest is at Casteljaloux some forty minutes away. And if you fancy a bit of golf whilst on holiday there are a number of golf courses locally, all of which have clubs, trolleys and buggies available for hire.