Surroundings

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In the heart of the Lot and Garonne

Pristine villages and little towns, old majestic architecture, charming farmyards and barns, vineyards and endless views, these are just a few of the base ingredients of your holiday in Lot & Garonne.

Indulge your taste buds with the numerous local products. Prunes from Agen, tomatoes and strawberries from Marmande, Armagnac brandy, freshly cultivated apples, pears, kiwis and cherries… foie gras if you are into it and a glass of wine from the so many vineyards, Lot & Garonne offers it all!

The Lot & Garonne is also known for its many castles, Biron, Lauzun, Lamothe, Scandaillac and Nerac just to name a few.

Castillonnès, Monflanquin and Villereal are some of the ‘bastides’ worth the visit. Or you may prefer to drive through the hilly valleys and middle age cities. An excursion to the beautiful town Sarlat is definitely recommendable. Furthermore you could visit the cities Eymet, with its beautiful square, and Bergerac, both close to the Dordogne river.
The Lot & Garonne is the Tuscany of France.
Stendhal
The Lot & Garonne is also known for its many castles, Biron, Lauzun, Lamothe, Scandaillac and Nerac just to name a few. Castillonnès, Monflanquin and Villereal are some of the ‘bastides’ worth the visit. Or you may prefer to drive through the hilly valleys and middle age cities. An excursion to the beautiful town Sarlat is definitely recommendable. Furthermore you could visit the cities Eymet, with its beautiful square, and Bergerac, both close to the Dordogne river.

Friends of nature will truly enjoy the majestic gardens. And walkers and cyclists can spend hours hiking or cycling the many trails of which some start right at Les Amis!
Throughout the year, various markets are held. In the summer “marchées nocturnes”, evening markets additionally take place, where local products can be bought or… consumed right away.

Each community in the environment has exciting activities to offer. You will find classical or other musical concerts, theatres and authentic games on the cultural agenda, or a visit to one of the many churches and monasteries. Unless you prefer a museum? Finally you may end up wandering around the many antique markets, fancy fairs and "vide greniers" (jumble sales).
"Entre Agen et Marmande, c’est un paysage aussi beau que l’Italie; le charme des coteaux, la couleur de la terre, le costume, jusqu’au langage, évoquent les rives de Florence et de Sienne. Le Lot-et-Garonne est la Toscane de la France."   [Between Agen and Marmande the landscape is as beautiful as Italy; the charm of the hills, the color of the earth, the costumes, even the language, evoke the banks of Florence and Siena. The Lot & Garonne is the Tuscany of France.]
Stendhal – Romancier/Writer (1783 – 1842)