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 Le Bonheur…is set in a tranquil position with fabulous views across to the local village of Taillecavat which is just across a small vale. The house itself is down a short no-through-road, which serves just 3 properties, so is quiet and totally relaxing, but has some of the most lovely parts of France on your doorstep for you to explore. It is set on approx an acre of land amongst one of the stunning local vineyards in the beautifully undulating countryside of the Gironde. At Le Bonheur, you can swim, sunbathe, play table tennis, boules and badminton, whilst the garden is large enough for many other outdoor activities in this gorgeous setting.                

Locally…the village of Taillecavat is about ½ a mile by road or just a short walk along the verges of the local vineyards. Here you can buy the essentials for every successful French holiday – baguettes and croissants! The historic market town of Duras with its imposing medieval Chateau, parchment museum, stained glass studio, cafés, restaurants, and rugby club, is 5 mins from Le Bonheur.

LOCAL MARKETS…in France are as much a social event as a shopping trip…There’s something special about a French Market that epitomizes much of what goes to create the unique character of France – the lack of haste, the gentle friendliness of the people who live here and an abundance of great produce for the BBQ that evening. There are 100’s of markets in the area, but in the HouseBook we supply we have recommended the more local/better ones. Markets are normally open in the morning and there some excellent evening markets in the local towns of Duras, Monségur and Eymet that are really worth a visit. All have street food in addition to all the usually fair and usually there is live music – check the HouseBook for details.

The Region…and local area is blessed with so many lovely places to explore and visit. Le Bonheur is in France’s sunny SW Aquitaine region and perfectly set on the confluence of the French Departments of Gironne (33 - Bordeaux and to the west), Dordogne (24 - Bergerac to the east and north) and Lot-et-Garonne (47 – Villeréal and dozens of other lovely towns to the east and south). It is a perfect place to relax by the 10x5m private pool or explore this beautiful part of the world. It is an ideal centre for visits to the Dordogne valley with its world famous pre-historic cliff dwellings, as well as the romantic medieval Chateaux in the area and the 'Bastide' towns (fortified market towns), which are largely as they were 600 years ago.

When you have booked, we will send you the comprehensive and tailored Le Bonheur HouseBook, which gives masses of information on the house, as well as lots of ideas of things to do in the local area and suggested days out. A must is a visit to the lovely local Chateau in Duras. To the east, there is an abundance of pretty villages and scenic views, and the west has stunning routes through seemingly endless lines of vineyards set in the lovely rolling Bordeaux countryside - Le Bonheur is in the centre of these. The west also has the largest city in the region, Bordeaux, as well as the Atlantic coast which boasts 115kms of sandy beaches. World renowned wine tasting is available locally in the Duras, Sauterne, Bergerac and Monbazillac areas as well as in Graves, Médoc and the picturesque medieval town of Sainte-Emilion.

  The gentle rolling countryside of the Dropt valley is one of the most lovely parts of France and is ideal for cycling and hiking.  Facilities are available within a radius of 30 minutes for riding and playing tennis, or canoeing and fishing on the river Dropt or Dordogne.  The magnificent Golf course at Chateau de Vigiers is only 15 mins away and of course the local French markets which are fantastic. Cycle hire is available in the local village of Duras and Paddle-boarding has become very popular on the Dordogne. Full details provided in the HouseBook.

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Villereal - Market Sat Morning  Sunflowers abound in June/July early August Montflaquin is worth a visit Pujols - Thursday Market The whole area to the west and North East is stunning Bordeaux

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