Activities

Cycling

This area is very well known for its great cycling. The Tour de France passed through the local village of Eymet in 2014 and 2017. The roads are in great condition, and have hardly any traffic on them. There are set routes that you can follow that have been set up and signposted by the tourist offices, or you can just see where the roads take you.

Bikes, including electric bikes, can be hired from the nearby village of Eymet, or we can arrange this for you..

One of the set routes 'Circuit de Duc de Lauzun' passes right along the driveway up to the yurts. This is a 101Km signposted route that takes you through some of the best areas in the local area. The yurts are situated just next to point number 4 on the following guide.

Circuit de Duc     Download GPX


Another of the set routes 'Circuit Vignes' takes you through a nice tour of the vineyards in and around the village of Duras. This is a 102Km signposted route that starts about 5km from the yurts. Its perfect for a lunchtime pitstop in Duras.

Circuit Vignes     Download GPX


For these and lots of other routes please see the Lauzun tourist office site and the Eymet tourist office site

We can of course print any of these routes for you so that you have a copy to take cycling with you

Walking

If you like walking then this is an ideal area. As with cycling, there are many marked routes, but also feel free to find your own routes around the beautiful local countryside. The yurts are set in the middle of the countryside, so the possibilities directly from your door are endless. We can point you in the direction of some lovely walks, no matter if it's for a quick 10 minute walk, or a full day.

The following are marked walking routes that go past us here at 'Minerve'.

Local 5km walk around the village of Agnac

Local Walk 1     Download GPX

19km walk to the local village of Lauzun

Local Walk 2     Download GPX

Local 10km walk around the villages of Agnac and Iffour

Local Walk 2     Download GPX


For these and lots of other routes please see The Lauzun tourist office site and the Eymet tourist office site

We can of course print any of these routes for you so that you have a copy to take walking with you

Other Activities

As well as cycling and walking, there are many other activities in the area. These include,

  • Canoeing and kayaking on the Dordogne, Lot and Dropt rivers
  • Horseriding / pony rides
  • 9 and 18 hole golf courses
  • Tennis
  • Fishing (a license is required but can be easily and cheaply obtained for 1 or 15 days)
  • Swimming - There is a nearby swimming lake with facilities for safe bathing on the fine white sand and pedalos and canoes

If you are interested in any of these activities then we can provide more information, or book them for you


For other activities in the area please see the Lauzun tourist office site and the Eymet tourist office site

Food & Drink

If you like food and drink then you have come to the right place. This area is very well known for its wine and its duck. If its wine that you like then there are 100s of vineyards that you can visit and sample their wine. We can recommend some good vineyards to visit depending on what type of wine you like. This area is also a big producer of duck and fois gras. Most of the local restaurants sell good local food. You can also find farmers markets on most days where you can turn up and eat fresh food directly from the producers.

Just some of the local delights include

  • 100s of vineyards with free tastings - We can arrange chauffeur driven tours if you need a driver!
  • Street meals and night food markets
  • Farmers Markets - turn up, buy your meal/wine direct from the producer and eat at long tables!
  • Maison Guinguet chocolate makers in Duras


For more on these, and restaurants please see The Lauzun tourist office site and the Eymet tourist office site

Things to See

There is so much to see and do in the area that it's impossible to mention everything, but here are a few of the things that previous guests have enjoyed.

  • Bergerac with its old town and traditional buildings
  • Chateau des Milandes - The home of Josephine Baker
  • A day in Duras at the Chateau
  • Chateau de Beynac, a medieval fortress overlooking the Dordogne river
  • Traditional markets
  • Bastide villages to explore
  • Chateaux (castles) - Lauzun, Duras, Biron, Bonaguil, Monbazillac, Bridoire, Milandes, Beynac, ...
  • Boat trips on the Dordogne
  • Vide greniers (flea markets)
  • A huge choice of arts and crafts including Potters, Painters, Sculptors, jewellers, antique shops etc...


For more details on things to do and see please see the Lauzun tourist office site and the Eymet tourist office site

 

Contact Us

Minerve, Agnac, 47800. France       andrew@yourtesdagnac.fr +33 (0)5 53 93 92 44