Where to begin with this beautiful part of France! Situated in the ‘Entre deux mers’ part of the Gironde, Les Pignons sits in the fertile ‘v’ between the rivers Dordogne and Garonne. As such, we are surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields which provide a beautiful vista in every direction and allow for many a happy afternoon visiting the various vineyards and wine tasting.
KAYAKING ON THE DORDOGNE
This tranquil and very beautiful river provides a wonderful kayaking experience for all the family……
In the unlikely event that your children run out of things to do at Les Pignons, there is a fabulous acrobranche just 10 minutes away which, with its numerous courses for all ages and enormous zip wires crossing the lake, provides hours of fun for those with boundless energy!
Just 10 minutes down the road is the chateau of Duras, which, as well as providing an interesting day visit for all the family, also holds a thrice weekly 4D sound and light show during the months of July and August…well worth a visit at only 3 euros per head!
A forty minute drive brings you to the beautiful historic town of St Emilion with its cobbled streets, plethora of wine shops and famous monolithic church….a must for anyone visiting this region. Explore the catacombes, see where St Emilion is thought to have lived, eat lunch al fresco at one of the many restaurants and soak up the history of this word famous wine region.
Just an hour’s drive from this fabulous city means you can spend a day visiting its many attractions, restaurants and of course the longest pedestrianised high street in Europe! Take an open-top bus tour, a Segway tour or a Tuk-tuk tour to ensure you see all the sights and learn the history before relaxing in one of the many squares to dine and sample the wine.
During the summer months, most towns in the region hold weekly night markets with gastro-stalls, music and wine. Sit in the square or by the canal eating, moules, steak, pizza, escargots or crêpes and soak up the oodles of french atmosphere!
All towns hold a weekly farmers market from early morning till midday. Amble amongst the stalls and take in the abundance of seasonal fruit and veg whilst practicing your french with the local community.