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Wine and tourism around Duras / Bergerac: best activities

GRAND MAYNE - Wine tourism around Duras & Bergerac: best activities

What to do around Domaine du Grand Mayne

 Domaine du Grand Mayne is located within the Côtes de Duras appellation in the Lot and Garonne department. A gastronomical region, with a rich historical heritage, Duras and its surroundings offer a multitude of things to do! If you are staying with us at Domaine du Grand Mayne then here are a few recommendations for your touristic journey.

Tourism and sightseeing around Duras / Bergerac

  • Château de Duras, Place du Château, Duras

Phone : +33 (0) 5 53 83 77 32

A formidable visit of the twelfth’s century fortified castle at the heart of the town of Duras. Enjoy the architecture and the viewpoints while walking through the aisles of time. The Château de Duras also organizes plenty of activities in the summer with great historical shows for the whole family!

  • Maison des Vins de Duras, Duras

Phone : +33 (0) 5 53 94 13 48

With a great museum and the possibility to taste various wines from the region, La Maison des Vins de Duras is a great stop to discover the terroirs of the region. Warm welcome and a boutique that showcase the best of Duras ‘wines await, of course, you will be able to find the wines of Grand Mayne! You will also find lovely picnic facilities by the gardens.

  • Château de Monbazillac, Monbazillac (24)

Phone: +33 (0) 5 53 61 52 52

This 16th-century renaissance château is a highlight in the Bergerac area. Home to the famous sweet wine, Château de Monbazillac offers wine tastings and tours to visit the fairy tale like architecture. Since 2022, a new museum experience is offered to discover in more depth the sweet wines of Monbazillac. A great day tour with the family!

  • Maison des Vins de Bergerac, Bergerac (24)

Phone : +33 (0) 5 53 63 57 55

Located in front of the old Harbour, La Maison des Vins de Bergerac offers a fantastic interactive visit to discover all wines from the area. An immersive experience in the heart of the city, free of charge, with the possibility to improvise a picnic on the sheltered tables.Apart from the wine, La Maison des Vins has a stunning architecture with its ancient cloister: a must visit !

  • Château Bridoire, Ribagnac (24)

Phone: +33 (0) 6 31 83 92 99

Dating from the fifteenth-century, Château Bridoire is a wonderful historical monument. Located in the heart of the Monbazillac vineyard, Château Bridoire offers countless games for the whole family: dress like a knight, practice crossbow shooting, armor fittings… In summer, candle-lit visits are also on offer!

  • Château des Vigiers, Monéstier (24)

Phone : + 33 (0) 5 53 61 50 00

Château des Vigiers was built in the fifteenth-century and is now a four stars hotel and boasts a golf and a spa. Château des Vigiers is an ideal getaway for a day of golfing and gastronomy: it has two restaurants, a bistro and a Michelin-star gastronomical restaurant. The Spa offers wonderful treatments in a cozy and chic atmosphere: perfect for a couple’s day!

Historical “Bastides” – Walled-towns of the Southwest

A rich and remarkable heritage

Nearby Domaine du Grand Mayne are many “bastides” or wall-towned which are definitely worth a visit! Central places, paved roads, tiny streets, a delightful sightseeing tour awaits the visitors. When staying with us, be sure to not miss these towns:

  • Issigeac (24)
  • Eymet (24)
  • Monségur (33)
  • Puyguilhem (24)
  • Monestier (24)
GRAND MAYNE - Wine tourism around Duras & Bergerac: best activities
GRAND MAYNE - Wine tourism around Duras & Bergerac: best activities
GRAND MAYNE - Wine tourism around Duras & Bergerac: best activities

A gourmet heaven: local markets of the Southwest

Fresh produce, wine, gastronomy in its purest form!

One simply cannot pass on regional local markets: 

  • Monday: Duras – Miramont de Guyenne
  • Tuesday: Sauveterre de Guyenne – Castillonès – Monflaquin (summer only)
  • Wednesday: Pellegrue – Villeréal – Bergerac
  • Thursday: Eymet – La Réole (summer only)
  • Friday: Monségur – Seyches – Sigoulès
  • Saturday: Sainte-Foy La Grande – Marmande – La Réole – Villeréal – Lauzun – Bergerac
  • Sunday : Issigeac – Eynesse – Soumensac (summer only) – Monflaquin (summer only)

In Summer, many local towns will also host night markets and festive evenings. It is best to check the local tourism offices to have the right dates.

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