The varied landscapes of the Dordogne provide an ideal location in which to pass leisurely days relaxing with family and friends. It is a beautiful part of southwest France with a good climate. Within short drives there is the city of Bordeaux, the beautiful and historic town of St Emilion, the picturesque town of Brantome, Duras with its castle, Bergerac with its quaint old town and many more wonderful places to visit.
Le Grand Bost is just outside the village of Montazeau which has a restaurant and a ‘vente directe’ chateau. The nearest village for bread and emergency supplies is five minutes by car, and has several shops including a pharmacy, a restaurant and a doctor’s surgery.
Sainte Foy la Grande is just fifteen minutes away and offers everything from cash points to shopping either in local shops or supermarkets. It also boasts one of the largest farmers/crafts markets in France on a Saturday morning from early until midday.
Bergerac with the statue of its famous fictional son, Cyrano,is just 40 minutes away. It has delightful cobbled alleys running through the old town with interesting shops. The river Dordogne runs just below the old town and you can have lunch overlooking it. There are interesting museums in Bergerac depicting both the local wines over the years and also tobacco – Bergerac being the centre of France’s thriving tobacco industry.
Bordeaux is the capital city of Aquitaine and offers splendid shopping, museums, art galleries, al fresco wining and dining, the opera house and much more. It is a little over an hour away.
There are many other interesting places to visit – Brantome, Duras, Sarlat, and for the more adventurous the Spanish border is only 3 hours away so lunch in Spain is not out of the question.