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What to do locally

Our tips on what to do and where to go in and around the historic bastide towns Monsegur, Duras, Miramont-de-Guyenne and Eymet in SW France.

Monsegur and Duras are just 9km from each other, distances quoted below are from Monsegur.

The region is famous for wine and wonderful gastronomy. There are local producers nearby that offer excellent quality wines at very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.

Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and excellent boulangeries in both towns. A popular Boulangerie/Patisserie, La Choco Latine who were the runners up in the French TV show “La Meilleure Boulangerie de France” 2019.

We love the volunteer-run Cinema Eden in Monsegur, they show some international films in their original language version (VO) with French subtitles.

The market squares host a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, Monsegur hosts the famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July.

Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours

Private catering or taylor made experiences at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard?
Wine tours of local vineyards. Please visit our page.

Activities

Coast, Beach and Water park

A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is 21km, popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Aqua Park is 42km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.

Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 47km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, kids play area…. great for adults and kids.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 141km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away!

Chocolate

Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 8km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.

Duras Castle

The famous Chateau de Duras, 9km away. It’s well worth a visit, climb to the top and see the stunning 360-degree vista.

Tea room with gardens

Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with its own character. Outside and inside seating. Known for their teas and delicious cakes. 7km.

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

9km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 48km.

Cycle hire

Cycle hire and electric cycles are available to hire in the area. Cycle hire information page.

Public tennis courts

Tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur, Duras and St Sernin de Duras they are usually booked via the tourist information office.

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it,
whilst the Dordogne river at Sainte Foy La Grande has a faster pace and has plenty of canoe hire opportunities.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 18km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 28km: On the Dordogne river, information

Golf

There are pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 28km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and a relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks. 14km. Facebook page link.

Wildlife park, animals

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 12km. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html

Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 72km.

Zoo

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 84km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com

Aquarium Périgord noir

A great place to visit, includes an Alligator park. 92km Aquarium Périgord noir

Horse riding

Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family oriented horse and pony riding. English spoken.

Local markets and supermarkets

Markets

Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts too.

Monségur: Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Is a nice small market with a particularly good fish stall.

Duras (9km): Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market with excellent organic fruit and veg, organic goats cheese, foie gras and a selection of other stalls.

Sainte Foy La Grande (28km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.

Issigeac (50km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!

Eymet (30km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.

Night markets

Both Monsegur and Duras also have vibrant night markets during the peak summer months grab a bite to eat from one of the stalls and enjoy your food with a drink at one of the bars. There’s usually musical entertainment which creates a lively atmosphere.

Monsegur: Wednesday evening
Duras (9km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (11km): Friday evening

Supermarkets

(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)

Monsegur and Duras have a small selection of shops, Boulangeries and Boucherie.

Carrefour Contact supermarket in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Open from 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358

Carrefour Contact supermarket – just out of Duras on the direction of Sainte Foy La Grande. Small but very well stocked (includes English section). Open from 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm. 10km. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 20km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597

La Reole, Intermarché HYPER plus other supermarkets and retail shops 16km. GPS: 44.583724, -0.066283

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 29km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504

Tourist Information centres

Monségur (Gironde department) Tel: +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Tel: +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com