About the house

The hous

The house is suitable for 8 persons and equipped with every comfort.

The house, completely new built in 2013, is situated on a plot of 1.5 ha to a dead end road in full tranquility and privacy, 3 km from the neighboring village of Prayssas with baker, butcher, grocer, … etc. There is a large private garden and two terraces with outdoor furniture provide the necessary shade. Obviously there is a pool of 10m by 5m, being cleaned two times per week. In the nearest towns Agen (20km) and Villeneuve-sur-Lot (20km) you will find the famous department stores. In the house you will find tourist information on cultural outings, sporting pursuits, gourmet addresses, … etc.

Look inside the house

An old, 18th-century shed was converted into a villa with all modern comforts but maintaining the typical French character to be found in the Lot-et-Garonne.

Layout: the House is fully ground floor and has an entrance hall, separate guest toilet with handwash, large dining room and spacious lounge. There is Satelite TV with decoder, Dvd Player, stereo system with Cd, radio, USB and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi and INTERNET are also provided. The large open kitchen with island is perfectly equipped to cook to your heart’s content. There is a “big” refrigerator, dishwasher, electric oven with grill, a gas hob, coffee maker, toaster, croque-iron, hand blender, ….. The open kitchen has direct access to a terrace with BBQ. There is a laundry room with washing machine, freezer, microwave, iron and ironing board. There is a second toilet in a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and a double washbasins. In the sleeping area you will find 4 bedrooms, one with double sized bed. This bedroom contains also a bathroom with washbasin and walk-in shower. The second bedroom has two single beds and the third bedroom with a bunk bed. A cot and high chair are provided. The fourth room with king sized bed is on a mezzanine.

Environnement

The Department of Lot-et-Garonne, located on the edges of the Perigord, Quercy, the Landes and Gascony, nestled in the heart of the South West and a Mecca for green tourism, is intersected by two rivers that gave the Department its name. This rich area of orchards, famous for its cultivation of the prunes of Agen, is crossed by almost 200 kilometers navigable waterways and 3500 kilometres of hiking paths! On top of those natural advantages comes a rural and architectural heritage of fortified villages, castles, dovecotes and windmills. A destination that will please fervent lovers of architecture as lovers of outdoor activities!

PRAYSSAS Prayssas is a commune in the Department of Lot-et-Garonne (Aquitaine region) France with 977 inhabitants (2013). It is the seat of the arrondissement of Agen. Every Wednesday evening a Marché Nocturne  is organized in the village of Prayssas. On the pedestrianized square you can meet local delicacies and pleasant music. Every Sunday morning there is a small market.

PUJOLS Pujols is classified at the most beautiful villages of France, it is a former fortified site, situated high in the hills around Villeneuve-sur-Lot. In this small medieval town, ideal for hiking, you will reveal all its charm, with flower-filled alleys dotted with beautiful homes, old wells, the fortified gates, the St-Nicolas Church and the Sainte-Foykerk, the Hall, where every Sunday morning, from may until the end of september, a local produce market takes place, and a panorama of the Valley of the Lot. The Sainte-Foy Church , where today art exhibitions housed, houses frescoes from the 15th century!

AGEN Seated on the banks of the Garonne and Agen, as capital of the prune is primarily a hospitable city on a human scale where you can relax. Take a stroll into the town centre  means exploring to emblematic places such as the Place des Laitiers, the beating heart of Agen, the Rue des Cornières with its arches, the Rue Beauville with old houses with half-timbered and cantilevers, the Saint-Capraiskathedraal with its colorful frescoes from the 19th century and also the museum of fine arts. This last, housed in four renaissance mansions, set remarkable collections archaeology, paintings, sculptures and decor objects on display, including an exceptional collection of canvases of Goya and the famous Venus of Mas-d’Agenais. A visit that under no circumstances should miss! Along the Garonne, the Esplanade du Gravier, with its plane trees, lawns and avenues, for the inhabitants of Agen the place ideal for a pleasant walk. To the North is the masterful bridge channel, an edifice of 539 metres long that is at odds with a channel that allows the latter to span the Garonne. The big Prunes show, during the last weekend of August, with a Grand party tribute to the famous prune of Agen with tasting of prunes, a gourmet market, performances, concerts, ….

VILLENEUVE-SUR-LOT Villeneuve-sur-Lot, founded in 1253 by Alphonse of Poitiers, brother of Saint Louis, on either side of the Lot, used to be, by its privileged geographical location, an important trading town, as well as one of the most powerful fortresses of the Southwest. Villeneuve-sur-Lot stores from its rich past numerous architectural testimonials, such as the old bridge from the 13th century, that a pretty picture, together with the Notre-Dame du bout du Pont Chapel; Lafayette Square, the heart of the fortress surrounded by cornières; the Pujolsport and Paris port, remains of the ancient fortresses … In a more recent perspective, you can admire the beautiful Sainte-Catherine Church, inaugurated in 1937. This building in Romanesque-Byzantine style, lined with brick and natural stone, houses beautiful stained-glass windows dating from the 14th and the 15th century, originating from the former Church. Every Tuesday and Saturday morning you’ll find a  traditional market  in fruits and vegetables on the Lafayette Square!

Gastronomy

Restaurant Mariottat * étoile Michelin – Agen

In this 19C mansion, everything is sophisticated and meticulous. From the staff and service, the seasonal cooking (fine and subtle) to the extensive wine menu and pretty terrace. Local gourmets, as well as those from further afield, have already been won over! Email: contact@restaurant-mariottat.com Website: www.restaurant-mariottat.com

La Bastide Saint Louis

Restaurant – Pizzeria – Crêperie At the heart of the historic village of Prayssas, chief town of canton of the Lot-et-Garonne, David and Sylvie you welcome in their restaurant in a room of the guards of the thirteenth century. Opening: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: open for lunch and dinner. Sunday: open for lunch. Wednesday: closed. Contact / réservation Place Saint Louis 47360 Prayssas Tél. 05 53 95 05 47 Website: http://www.labastidesaintlouis.com

Hôtel Restaurant PANORAMA Laparade The restaurant dominates the Valley of the Lot The Panorama terrace has stunning views daily Opening hours lunch from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 12: 00 Friday (on reservation) evening and Saturday from 19:00 Adresse: 5 Place du Couderc – 47260 – LAPARADE – Lot & Garonne If you want information on the Hotel and the Restaurant or book: Tél: 05 53 79 61 12 Email: fredcodron@panorama-laparade.fr

Restaurant L’ Auberge de Clairac

Budget-friendly and aubergedeclairac traditional kitchen. Specialty: Soup of the hostel Adres : 12 Avenue de General de Gaulle – 47320 Clairac Telefoon : 09 79 73 46 61 Open : Hole year Closed : Sunday evening, thuesday evening and wednesday, the hole day. 12 Avenue du Général de Gaulle – 47320 Clairac, France Email: aubergedeclairac@orange.fr  

Markets

Sunday morning: Temple-sur-Lot, Prayssas, Pujols

Tuesday and Friday morning: Aiguillon

Wednesday morning: Castelmoron-sur-Lot

Thursday morning: Clairac

Friday morning: Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot

Wednesday and Saturday morning: Tonneins and Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Soirées nocturnes

Monday: Saint Sardos

Tuesday: Laparade and Damazan

Wednesday: Prayssas and Pujols

Thursday:Fongrave and Aiguillon

Friday: Frégimont and Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Saturday/Sunday: Casseneuil

Sunday: Monclar and Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot

During the “soirée nocturne” you can  try delights of the local horticultural producerstheir, also remember to bring a fork and spoon ‘.

To see!

The Land of the Bastides Bastides

The history

Bastides in the Middle Ages also called “new cities” belong to an exceptional part of the heritage of Southwest France. They were built during the XIII and XIV century for political, economic and military reasons. Before the hundred years ‘ war France and England applied a policy to secure their sphere of influence by the bastides. In order to attract settlers to the new cities, donated the founder of a bastide (King, spiritual or nobility) country to those who helped us with the building; They also received a number of rights, such as freedom, security or property right. In return for that, retained the founder the right to collect taxes and armies to form in the event of war. The Bastide was as a center of an organized population and a commercial society, which brought together farmers, craftsmen and traders in order to emphasize the importance of agricultural yields and to occupy land, which belonged to the enemy.

The architectural concept of the Bastides.

Bastides were built according to functional rules. The map was usually classified according to a grid pattern and consisted of a number of land plots. Bastides were projected around a square, often surrounded by shopping arcades, with a market in the Center and at the highest point the “Salle des Consuls” (kind of Town Hall). The houses, built with brick and natural stone, are different from structure and lie along straight roads. The Church is often what in retrospect on the square.

The area of the Bastides.

The area extends from the South of Périgord to the North of Agenais. The Bastides are similar but have one or other distinguishing trait, such as the design of the square or the roads structure. http://www.tourisme-aquitaine.fr/nl/routes/land-of-bastides/ Cities: Bergerac, Sarlat and Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

Castles: Monbazillac and Biron The bastides in the  Lot-et-Garonne: Aiguillon – Castelnaud de Gratecambe – Castelnau sur Gupie – Castillonnes – Caudecoste – Damazan – Durance – Francescas – Granges sur Lot – Hautesvignes – La bastide Castel Amouroux – Lagruère – Lamontjoie de St Louis – Laparade – Lasserre – Lavardac – Lévignac de Guyenne – Londres – Mauvezin sur Gupie sur Gupie – Miramont de Guyenne – Montclar d’Agenais – Monflanquin – Montauriol – Montpezat – Montpouillan – Montréal – Nicole – Puymirol – le Rayet – St Julien Cap d’Orbise – Ste Livrade sur Lot – St Pastour – St Pe de Boulogne – St Sardos – St Sauveur de Meilhan – Sérignac sur Garonne – Le Temple du Breuil – Tournon d’Agenais – Vianne – Villefranche de Queyran – Villeneuve sur Lot – Villeréal.

To do!

Hiking (Download a free 404 walks)

We offer 404 circuits, horse riding, mountain biking or cycling with 4 levels of difficulty: very easy, easy, medium or difficult. An hour a day, Sports tours or family trips. Find the route that suits you and print them. With descriptive plan, difficulty, mileage, GPS data … it is an indispensable tool for your tours! Website: http://www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com/fr/liste-randonnees.html

Discover the Lot by bike! (Download the 31 routes in the Lot-et-Garonne)

The bike path (86 km) of the Lot Valley, runs along the river, carefully signposted along small roads with a little height. Where the Lot joins the Garonne river to the castle of Bonaguil, you drive along the river via Villeneuve by green landscapes, orchards, walled towns and farms. We remind you that you drive regularly between cars next to the car-free paths, so be alert. The bike trail continues its path outside the Lot-et-Garonne, the department of the Lot, 80km from Cahors further. Website: http://www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com/fr/nos-activites/randonnee/la-veloroute/la-veloroute.htm

Waterski “Aux Avirmes”

The water ski school welcomes practitioners of all levels and all ages on its private water, equipped with a springboard and slalom. Rental equipment is available. You can also enjoy the clubhouse and pool. SPORTS-CENTER Stéphane MIERMONT “Aux Avirmes” – 47140 FRESPECH Tél : 05 53 95 79 70 – Fax : 05 53 95 18 81 e-mail : stephanemiermont@yahoo.fr Website : http://www.ski-avirmes-miermont.com

Aquitaine Navigation

Port de Buzet-Val d’Albret, 47160 BUZET SUR BAISE Tel: 05 53 84 72 50 E-mail : contact@aquitaine-navigation.com Website: http://www.aquitaine-navigation.com Our offices are open from Monday to Friday this from 9h to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 17h, Closed on weekends and holidays.

Horse riding.

The family-riding is present since 2001 in Prayssac, in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne. Marie-Pierre, Aude Favretto and the team Atouts Crins / domain Equitaine welcomes you in a recent and functional infrastructure and wishes the passion of the horse to share with you! A pony, horse, competition or horse trip in the summer. There is something for everyone! “Mézard”, 47360 Prayssas Portable: +33 6 20 07 38 78 Tél: +33 5 53 47 28 58 Website: http://www.domainedequitaine.ffe.com/

Boats and Canoes

Le Temps d’Aimer, Barques & canoës Port de Cadamas, 47500 – MONTAYRAL Tel : +33 6 52 38 65 23 Tel : +33 5 53 41 11 42 Email : letempsdaimer47@gmail.com

ULM flybase

Base ULM Saint Exupéry  – F-47360 Montpezat d’Agenais Tél : (33) 05 53 95 08 81 – Fax : (33) 05 53 95 01 02 Website: http://www.ulmstex.com/ Golf

GOLF CLUB AGEN Bon-Encontre « Paradou » 47240 BON-ENCONTRE Tél : 05 53 96 95 78 Email:  golf.agen@gmail.com

Golf du Château d’Allot / Agen-Boé Golf Agen Boe, recently born in Aquitaine, offers an original parcours on the beautiful site of the Château D’allot planted with cedar trees. Michel Gayon, renowned golf course architect, was able to benefit from all the advantages of this prestigious site. His original number was soft bumps. Located at the gates of Agen, and 6 minutes from the motorway exit. For those whose time value is a must to come play golf there.Château d’Allot, Route de Layrac – 47550 Boé Résa & Infos : +33 (0)5 53 87 65 69 Email: info@golfagenboe.fr Website: http://www.golfagenboe.fr/