Grand Pailley Bas, 47350, Cambes
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The Surrounding Area
It is situated just south of the Dordogne and is part of the Aquitaine region of France. It’s quiet roads, and many historic Bastide towns make it a delight to visit.
The area is famous not just for quality wines, but for the many plum orchards producing for the world renowned Pruneaux d’Agen.
We are located in the northern part of the region, and have easy access to the many prehistoric sites of the southern Dordogne.
Below, are listed a number of towns to visit in the surrounding area, and activities to undertake during your visits.
160 km away is the resort area of Arcachon Bay. With its fabulous beaches and the largest sand dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat, the area is well worth a visit.
An hour and a half away is the city of Bordeaux. It is the capital of Aquitaine,
and with nearly a quarter of a million inhabitants, the city is the 9th largest in
Very cosmopolitan, full of beautiful buildings and extensive shopping areas, just the place to hit the credit card. The old city is on the UNESCO World Heritage list..
Bordeaux is the world’s major wine industry capital.
This delightful medieval village, in the heart of the world-
Wine has been grown here since the 2nd Century, when the Romans found that the limestone soil produced the perfect grape. I recently saw a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1948 for sale in a wine merchants in the town for 10,000€!
A fascinating town to wander around, with some stunning architecture and cobbled streets.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Situated on the Dordogne river, just 25 minutes away, the town of Bergerac is famous for its wine and was the centre of France’s tobacco industry.
The famous Monbazillac wines come from here.
A vibrant town, it can easily be discovered on foot. Lots of winding alleys and great restaurants.
Further to the east, approximately 100 kms away, is the medieval town of Sarlat-
It is the capital of the Foie Gras industry, and a visit to any of Sarlat’s many excellent restaurants will confirm this. In a nutshell, you had better like duck!
It’s market on a Saturday is huge, with everything from wine, fruit, vegetables to
art and crafts.
When visiting Sarlat, drive across country and you will also see the Bastide towns of Issigeac and Beaumont-
On your return, drive south to the stunning fortified Bastide of Domme, where many of the Knights Templar were imprisoned in 1307. Then drive back through Beynac along the Dordogne and on almost every bend in the river, you will see stunning Castles and Chateaux.
It is difficult to pick out just a few towns to visit, as the whole area is full of fantastic places, but those I would put on your list are:
Duras, just 16 kms away, impressive castle and vibrant markets on Monday and Thursday
The Bastides of Monségur, Eymet, Montflanquin, Monpazier and Villeréal.
Wine tours of the Bordeaux Region