Information About The Local Area
Situated in the Lot et Garonne distirct in South West France, this charming house is near to traditional local villages and towns packed with character and activities for all the family.
There is at least one market every morning of the week in the local area where delicious local produce and great traditional souvenirs are sold. They are very popular and afterwards its always nice to sit for a drink in one of the many attractive bars or cafes. There are also night markets or festivals in some towns like Duras and Levignac de Guyenne. Tables are set out and the whole village comes out to enjoy great food, wine, beer, live music and even some dancing!
Nearby there are many activities available. There is a municipal golf course in Marmande and also in Tombeboeuf. There is Canoeing along the Dropt River in Alleman du Dropt. There is a Horse-Riding Centre within a 10 minute drive. During the Summer months a Medieval travelling festival normally visits the area, usually doing shows in Duras and Eymet. This features medieval battle scenes on the remaining fortifications in the towns and is great for adults as well as the kids!
The closest village, Levignac de Guyenne, has a grocery store, a bakers and a butchers and is easily within walking distance. Duras, which is a 10 minute drive away, has a supermarket as well as a castle/chateaux.
The house has easy access to Agen, St Emilion, Bergerac and the nearest major city, Bordeaux. There are no beaches nearby but a 2 hour drive for a day out at the beach is well worth the trip.
The weather is particularly warm and pleasant, but not too hot in May, June, September and October.