A quick guide to the local area

Las Cabanes-A Quick guide to some local activities.

Here are just a few ideas of the great local activities on offer in the Lot-et-Garonne.

Locally all within 20 min drive. 

Water Lily Museum – Temple sur lot, landscaped gardens/restaurant open 11-5pm. This is a great place for little ones to explore and with on site restaurant, you can eat whilst the kids play.http://www.latour-marliac.com

Boats/canoes for hire – Nautilus, Castelmoron. (Mid June onwards)There is a river beach, boat hire and snacks too http://www.nautilius.fr/ Boat hire also at Buzet and Villeneuve Sur Lot.

Outdoor water park with water slides and indoor swimming pools/saunas - Malbentre. Just off the route de Bordeaux in the direction of Pujol.

Sunday morning produce market – Temple sur Lot, v small– July/August only. 

Sunday morning market at the Beau village of Pujols April to October. Small but perfectly formed. Restaurants and cafés here too. Recommended. Also Sunday market at Praysass in small square with cafés.

Night markets: – eating, drinking, live music. – Praysass, Fongrave,(July and August)

Microlite flights ULM base – Temple Sur Lot. http://www.ulmstex.com/index.php?pagendx=171

Horse riding – Sainte Livrade. http://eperonlivradais.fr

Golf – Barthe – Tombebeouf 9 holes, very relaxed. Lovely setting. Combine it with a walk around the lake near Tombebeouf. http://www.golfdebarthe.com/

Fishing – River or lake fishing locally. Bait sold at Auchan supermarket.

Tennis – Temple Sur Lot – Passes available.

Leisure centre/gym/classes – Club Forme - Temple sur lot. http://www.la-base.com/la_base.php

Wine – Local producers: Lou Gaillot – Casseneuil. Take a trip through the vineyard too. (Also wine tours at Buzet and Bordeaux, Duras, Saint Emilion.).  http://www.lougaillot.com/indexuk.html

Eating out : au bord de la Source at Sainte Livrade: fine dining. http://www.auborddelasource.com/eng-accueil/

:Commanderie –Temple sur Lot: Outdoor terrace with fountains. http://www.restaurant-la-commanderie.fr/

:Villa Smerelda – Pujols;  Cafe commerce – Castelmoron;  Rive de Plantie – Castelmoron; La Cagouille - Temple sur lot, snails and other regional delights; Panorama – Laparade; La Terrace – Monclar; La Bastide Saint Louis – Praysass;Pizzeria – Pujol; La Palais – Chinese route de Villeneuve; Ferme Auberge Feuillade between St Livrade and Fongrave. Macdonalds and pizza takeaway on road to Villeneuve. Pizza takeaway van in Temple sur Lot every friday evening. Pizza takeaway at Dolmayrac. + many others.

Windmill at Montpezat - Take a picnic and enjoy the view and play area or attend one of the evening music nights.

Within a 30 minute drive

Chateau Stelsia. Nr Sainte Sylvestre. Bistrot, Spa, 18 hole mini golf, gardens, sunday market etc Recommended. http://www.lestelsia.com/en/RESORT/spa-and-boutique.html

Z’animoland  near caves and Agen. Feed the animals and play on pedal cars trampolines etc Snack bar for light snacks.Recommended.  http://www.z-animoland.com

Children’s farm – Magic cauldron – Brugnac http://www.chaudronmagique.fr/

Caves – Fontirou – South of Villeneuve http://www.grottes-fontirou.com

Swimming lake with pedaloes etc. – Lougratte

Boat hire at Buzet -Just one of the places where you can hire a boat and explore the river baise or canals. You can also hire bikes and cycle along the towpaths. Eat at the Auberge in Buzet.

 

45 - 60 minute drive

Tree climbing adventure park, children’s farm and poney rides. Happy forest. www.happyforest.fr Recommended.

Theme park with rides and roller-coasters- Walabi – Near Agen. http://www.walibi.com/sud-ouest/fr-fr/attractions

Places worth visiting: Villeneuve Sur Lot, Saturday produce market, boat hire and restaurants and cafés, Penne D’agenais - Hilltop village. Restaurants, port for boat hire. Nerac  - Riverside walks, restaurants, old quarter, boat trips: Bergerac – Restaurants, old quarter etc. Agen – Regional capital, shops, restaurants, pavement cafes. Eymet, Monflanquin, etc Too many others to mention here.

Ludo parc: Near Nerac. Water park with slides, sunloungers, cafe and swimming pools.

Pirate land near Penne D’agenais. Suitable for ages 4+ http://www.parc-des-pirates.com/uk/

2 hours or less

Beach - Arcachon/Biscarosse/ cap feret – Sandy beaches, promenades, restaurants, zoo and Europes biggest sand dune – awesome.

Bordeaux – lively cosmopolitan historic city. Featured on Rick steins recent programme on BBC2. FABULOUS.

Carcassonne - Bastide town - Well preserved historic monument.Toulouse – Fab old quarter in this lovely pink city

Rainy day activities

Indoor soft play 45 mins away – At Bon encontre, S of Agen..  “Royal kids”. Soft play for 0-12. Open 7 days a week. There are also restaurants, museums etc at Agen. www.royalkids.fr

Things to do in Bergerac: 1 hour away

1 Indoor soft play at petite castors, (open wed, sat, sun in term time. 7 days in school holidays). www.les-ptits-castors.com

2 Covered boat trips every day. 6 euros adults, 4 euros kids. Boats leave hourly.  www.gabarres.fr

3 10 pin bowling.  Open from 3pm , serves icecream, also mini golf etc. http://www.bowlingbergerac.fr 

4 Restaurants. http://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguides/Europe/France/BERGERAC/doandsee

Chateau of Bonaguil - 8km from Fumel. Open June/Sept 10am – 12.30pm and 2 – 6pm www.chateau-bonaguil.com

Chateau at Duras – between Marmande and Bergerac. Open 10-1pm and 2 -6pm, cafes and restaurants nearby. Combine it with a trip to the market on Monday’s. www.chateau-de-duras.com www.paysdeduras.fr

Caves at Fontirou or Lastournelle. Open afternoons 2.30-5.30pm. (Open 10-6 July and Aug) www.grotte-de-lastournelle.fr http://www.grottes-fontirou.com

LOOK OUT FOR LOCAL ADVERTISED ATTRACTIONS LIKE VIDE GRENIERS - CARBOOT SALES,  FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCE EVENINGS, ART EXHIBITIONS ETC….

 

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