Fontet - This Sleepy attractive village set beside the Canal is worth
exploring, from its open bell tower church to its tiny museum (Musee
des allumettes) dedicated to match stick models. For the family why
not visit the local mariner (Base de loisirs Halte nautique) where
children can safely swim in the lake or play on the man made beach
(life guard in attendance). There is a beach bar for light
refreshments and ice creams. In the village you will find a
Boulangerie and a very good restaurant (Les Fontines) both within a
short stroll from Lordons. There are many horse riding stables close
by who cater for all levels. There are numerous walks along the Canal
du Midi/The Canal Lateral which runs through the village stretching
from the Mediterranean Sea to Bordeaux, the Canal being the back drop
for Rick Stein’s French Odyssey. Across the valley, is the ancient
river port town of La Reole.
La Reole - A medieval fortress town (Approx 5 minutes drive)
La Reole boasts a wealth of medieval architecture along a well-
signposted walk through its narrow, hilly streets. A lively colourful
Saturday market takes place on the esplanade des Quais along the
Garonne that provides good locally grown fresh produce. La Reole is
on the pilgrims Route to St. Jacques de Compostella.
Duras - well liked by the British (Approx 20 minute drive)
The picturesque town comes alive in the summer with weekend events
such as wine festivals, antique fairs and night markets.
Saint Emilion - Beautiful Historic Village (Approx 50 minutes drive)
This truly beautiful village is set into a hillside on the north side
of the river Dordogne. The twelfth century town consists of old stone
houses with shuttered windows and cobbled streets.
Bordeaux - Cosmopolitan city of great history (Approx 60 minute drive)
An elegant City rich in history and culture. Stunning architecture, a
range of boutiques, cafes and restaurants to suit most tastes and all
For the Golf enthusiast:
Golf de Marmande - Nine hole golf course (Approx 25 minute drive)
Golf de Casteljaloux - Eighteen hole golf course (Approx 40 minute
Chateau des Vigiers - Nine & eighteen hole golf course (Approx 50
For the children:
Sandy beaches - Atlantic beaches (Approx 90 minutes drive)
An hour and a half by car takes you to the sandy Atlantic beaches,
not all 250km of them but how far you stray along the coast is up to
you. See Dune Du Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe, try your hand
at the numerous water sports available at Pyla-Sur-Mer or relax on
the quite Plage Du Nice.
Aqualand - Premier water park near Bordeaux (Approx 90 minutes drive)
Less than a couple of hours will get you to Aqualand. If fast water
rides... and lots of them are what you enjoy, then this will be just
what you need.
Karting Indy - Ideal for the formula racing champ (Approx 20 minutes
Walibi Theme Park - A world filled with pleasure (Approx 50 minutes
Bordeaux Zoo - home to some 400 animals (Approx 70 minutes drive)