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Gironde, France  (# 23911)
 Lordons Gite Le Bourg Fontet
  Gironde vacation rentals Property ID 23911  

Major City: Bordeaux
Distance: >30-50 mi

Type:   House
Area: Rural

Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Baths: 1
Size: Sq Ft

Internet: No
Pets OK: No
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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Name: J Stroud

Languages: English

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VacationsFRBO Member Since: 2007-05-10

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Why not take a break in our fully equipped one bedroom Gite.

Lordons accommodation is set in private gardens over looking
vineyards and Château, located in a sleepy village in the Entre-Deux-
Mers region ideally situated to explore the wonders of South West

The accommodation has been very well renovated to provide holiday
accommdation to a very high standard.

Facilities include a Swimming Pool, Table Tennis,gardens and much
more. We also have an extensive library of books and games for your

Whether this is your first trip to the South of France or a return
visit we think you'll find this location a perfect base for exploring
or for use as a quiet hideaway where you can relax by the pool, take
leisurely strolls along the canal or cycle through the lanes and
just ...unwind.



Our one bedroom Gite entrance is via an entrance lobby leading into
the cosy lounge.

The lounge is well equipped with ceiling fan, and bed settee to
accommodate further guests if required.

The bedroom consists of a double bed having the option of an
additional single bed or cot if required. The room is situated on the
ground floor.

The modern newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped with
cooker, microwave and all the other items you would expect to find in
quality accommodation. A washing machine is located in the entrance
lobby to the property.

The shower room has a WC and wash hand basin, guest towels can be
provided if required.

There is garden patio furniture and a BBQ for guest use. The pool
measures approximately 10m x 5m and complies with recent changes in
French Law regarding safety.

Guest’s bed linen (at no extra cost) is provided. A daily or weekly
cleaning service can also be arranged for those who want absolute

The accommodation would be suitable and most comfortable for a small
family or couples.



Fontet - Sleepy attractive village set beside the Canal
This quiet very attractive village 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. 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. Visit France's
oldest town hall, constructed for Richard the Lion heart in the
twelfth century, and the well-preserved simple Abbaye des Bénédictins
with a fantastic view over the River Garonne and the surrounding
A lively Saturday market on the esplanade des Quais along the Garonne
provides good locally grown fresh produce. La Reole is on the
pilgrims Route to St. Jacques de Compostella.

Bazas - A fortified town (Approx 20 minutes drive)
Bazas is a pretty town, with a large square in its centre, (The
Cathedral Square) around the square, magnificent houses have been
built over the centuries, each house different from the other which
adds to the square’s charm. Sample the delights of Le café Indigo, on
the rue Fondespan, then take a trip around Bazas museum, a new
municipal museum which contains various examples of the history of
Bazas along with the archaeology of the area. It has many remarkable
objects that date from the first Iron Age (sword, funeral urn,
sarcophagus, potteries). It also has collections of religious and
fine art and an amazing collection of apothecaries. There is also an
old dungeon wedged in the walls!

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. There is a
colourful market held on Monday morning well worth a visit or its
castle which dates back to 1137, with good views over the Dropt

St Foy La Grande - A bastide Market Town (Approx 40 minutes drive)
The Saturday morning market here is said to be one of the top 50
market’s in all of France, for quality and variety. A vegetable
market is also held every morning. Half timbered houses dating back
to medieval times can be seen on Rue de la Republique and on Place
Gambetta you will find the 13th Century Gothic Church. St Foy also
boasts a museum.

For the wine enthusiast why not visit:

Sauternes - a fairly quiet little village surrounded by vines
(Approx 40 minute drive)
Visit the Maison du Sauternes located at one end of the village, with
a pretty church at the other. The maison is a room full of treasures,
the golden bottles with white and gold labels.

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. Hidden beneath the
town is Europe’s largest underground church, a magnificent place hewn
out of the soft rock by Benedictine monks in the ninth century. Louis
XIV described the wines of St-Emilion as the ‘nectar of the gods’.
The first weekend in May sees about 20 of the local Chateaux open
their doors to visitors and numerous concerts and wine tasting are
held throughout the year. Particularly popular are the festivals of
Fete de Printemps in June and the Harvest in September. Recently
added to UNESCO’s World heritage list it would be a pity to come so
near and not visit this charming town.

Bergerac - Historic river port town drive (Approx 60 minute drive)
If St Foy can't be described as a particularly spectacular town the
opposite must be true of Bergerac. This, the largest town in the
Dordogne, is surrounded by vineyards first planted in the middle ages
by monks. It is hard not to get a true feeling of the history of the
area, even in the midst of the more modern parts of the town. A maze
of cobbled streets and alleyways leading to various little squares
await those exploring the old part of Bergerac. The ancient buildings
in the old part of town are remarkable. Busy during the tourist
months but surprisingly quite the remainder of the year.

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
pockets. The Cathedral of St Andrew is a truly fantastic sight, from
within and without. Bordeaux celebrates its rich culture with various
festivals and celebrations held through out the year, almost biweekly
during the summer. Too numerous are these events to list, here we
name a few; Les Portes Ouvertes dans les Chateaux in late March and
early April. Three days of festivities surround the Fete du Vin Late
June, as well as the inevitable wine tasting there are concerts,
street performers, carnival and fireworks. Visit Bordeaux during
December and experience the delights and atmosphere of the Christmas

For the Golf enthusiast:

Golf de Marmande - Nine hole golf course (Approx 25 minute drive)
Laid out around a 7 acre lake and in a parkland setting, this course
is said to be one of the best nine hole courses in France. Six of the
nine holes are truly excellent.

Golf de Casteljaloux - Eighteen hole golf course (Approx 40 minute
Well design course with good facilities including driving range,
putting green, 3 hole pitch & putt, bar & brasserie.

Chateau des Vigiers - Nine & eighteen hole golf course (Approx 50
minute drive)
Open all year round with multilingual staff, this is a first class
Golf and Country Club. Select from the compact 9 hole course or the
more challenging full 18 hole course. Clubs may be hired at the
course or we can provide you with a basic set.

For the children:

Sandy beaches - Atlantic beaches (Approx 90 minutes drive)
Aqualand - Premier water park near Bordeaux (Approx 90 minutes drive)

Karting Indy - Ideal for the formula racing champ (Approx 20 minutes

Walibi Theme Park - A world filled with pleasure (Approx 50 minutes



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