Castanet Farmhouse

An overview of the Lot-et-Garonne

Famous for its Armagnac, foie gras, prunes and orchards brimming with fruit, this delightful, tranquil, unspoilt area of south-west France offers the perfect combination of things to do and see;  a wonderful place in which to chill out.  It is rich in history and bursting with chateaux, rolling countryside dotted with charming small villages, down-to-earth restaurants serving good food at reasonable prices, local markets, vineyards and historic Bastide towns. Many of the local chateaux offer wine-tastings (degustations) and all the Bordeaux famous names are within easy reach.  You might just spot the occasional car on the winding country lanes....  

For the most in-depth and up-to-date information click on the Lot-et-Garonne and South Dordogne Travel Guide





The climate is a cross between Atlantic Maritime and Mediterranean, having early springs, long hot summers and mild winters;  short, sharp thunderstorms in the summer and soft rain in the winter.

The village of Astaffort and surrounding countryside

Sunflowers near the hamlet of Puymiclan

Chateau de Lauzun

Lake at Soumensac near Eymet