Essentially rural, the pace of life here is languid, laid back & positively infectious...a region of good living & eating well.
Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River or wander among the forests, hillsides & local vineyards.
FOOD & DRINK
The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair...take your time over lazy lunches of local duck, foie gras, Agen prunes, Bayonne ham, walnuts & black truffles. The wine here is second to none, with infamous wines like St Emillion, Margaux, Pomerol & Pauillac and not forgetting Armagnac, the oldest brandy in France.
Here are a few of our favourite gastronomic offerings...
Chez Minou, Monpazier - great for Pizzas
Ecureuil Cafe, Monpazier - great for brunch
Le Caillau, Vire sur Lot - set in local vineyard with amazing food & wine
Le Palissy, Lacapelle Biron - a great local family run restaurant
Planches & Plonk, Belves - great cheese & wine bar
Privilege de Perigord, Monpazier - great regional menu
Restaurant Bistrot 2, Monpazier - great regional menu
Restaurant La Bastide, Monpazier - great regional menu
Restaurant Eleonore, Monpazier - owned by Edward Premier Hotel
The French Market is the place to spoil yourself with an abundance of traditional French delicacies.
Agen - Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday morning.
Fumel - Sunday morning
Lacapelle-Biron - Sunday morning
Monflanquin - Thursday morning
Monpazier - Thursday morning
Sarlat - Wednesday & Saturday morning
Villereal - Saturday morning
Villeneuve-sur-Lot - Tuesday & Saturday morning
PLACES TO SEE
The Lot et Garonne lists a number of treasures...including Castles, Gardens & Vineyards...a multitude of reasons to stay in the region. Everywhere in the department you will find fields of sunflowers, traditional market towns and small picturesque villages,
Some of the most beautiful villages & towns are within a short drive...
Chateau de Biron
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Discover some of the very best best vineyards including Cahor, Pauillac, Bergerac, Bordeaux, St Emillion, Pomerol, Margaux &
Domaine de la Tuque, Lacapelle Biron - https://www.domainedelatuque.com
THINGS TO DO
For those who want more than just chilling by the pool...
The whole region is a true haven for nature & sport lovers alike offering a wide range of outdoor activities from horse riding & tennis to mountian biking, road cycling & golf not to mention the canoeing & fishing opportunities in the area
History of a more ancient sort can be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux & Grotte de Rouffignac
PARC EN CIEL, Lacapelle Biron
Parc en Ciel sits in 16 acres of woodland in the lovely Gavaudun valley. The River Lede runs through the park and there is also a small lake. Inside the park are a tree-top adventure area, a large natural swimming pool, mini-golf, disc-golf and a couple of childrens playgrounds. The whole site has been attractively planted with a pleasant mix of shrubs and flowers. If you have children this is a great day out for the whole family. A tree adventue park, a large natural pool, mini-golf and an attractive park mean there is something for everyone.
ACTIVITIES ON THE RIVER
The department was notably named after two rivers, the Lot and the Garonne River, making a wide range of activities like canoeing or kayaking available.
What better way to get an introduction to the Lot-et-Garonne than by bike. You'll be amazed by how much territory you can cover on bike tours.
The Tobacco Barn is ideally situated near to the unmissable medieval town of Monpazier, founded in 1284 By Edward 1, it is quite possibly one of the best bastide towns to visit & recaptures life 600 years ago. A stunning place to enjoy many of its wonderful restaurants.