Walking/Hiking - La Busaneth is surrounded by vineyards, fields
The village of Loubès Bernac is 3km away, with its own small market for necessities and a boulangerie dépôt. There is a lovely small restaurant, church, and post office.
Pineuilh, 10 minutes away by car, has an E. Leclerc supermarché for anything you might need.
The weekly market day is Saturday in Sainte Foy la Grande (11km), Monday in Duras (11km) and Thursday in Eymet (13km). In fact, there are weekly markets within easy driving distance every day of the week, including Sunday.
Winter market day in Bergerac.
Each village comes alive with many vendors selling all manner of food, clothes
Night Markets - During the summer months, the region's villages sponsor night markets. Local food producers set up their wares and their cooking surfaces, offering a great number of local delicacies. There is a night market in a different village each night. Many have live music and dancing into the wee hours.
Wineries – There are numerous wineries close by in the Bordeaux,
Bicycling – The great thing about our location is that we are on a quiet country lane far from traffic. It is possible to get on a bike and go many kilometres in any direction and see few if any motorized vehicles. Around every corner, over every hill is beautiful countryside, a feast for the eyes. We have created bike routes for all levels of cyclists, from families with small children to the serious road biker. Many different styles of bicycles are available for rent from a local outfitter, and we would be glad to help organize delivery.
Golf – The world famous Château des Vigiers Golf Course is just a few minutes from Maison La Busaneth. Château des Vigiers forms the
Climbing - There are three climbing gyms (Structures Artificielles d'Escalade) in Bergerac. https://www.gralon.net/mairies-france/dordogne/equipements-sportifs-structure-artificielle-d-escalade-24037.htm
Plum Village – Forty-five years ago this Buddhist sanctuary and meditation center came into being. Plum Village is a Buddhist meditation center of the Order of Interbeing in the Dordogne, southern France. It was founded by two Vietnamese monastics, Thích Nhất Hạnh
Château de Duras – A true medieval castle and XVIII century mansion with over 30 rooms, this Château is set up to help you discover the rich history of the Dukes of Duras and the various conquests of the castle over the centuries. It is very well
Places to eat – Restaurants are generally open noon–14h00 for déjeuner and 19h00–21h00 for dinner. Lunches are particularly good values since Napoleon decreed an affordable midday meal for the working person over 100 years ago. It is possible to get 4-5 course meals with wine for less than 15 Euros!
En Toute Simplicité is a lovely little restaurant in Loubès Bernac (3km) and is open for lunch and dinner https://www.facebook.com/restaurantentoutesimplicite/
La Petite Auberge in Margeuron (3km) is truly a family affair. Christophe is the maître d’, and his wife is cooking up delicacies in the kitchen. His two sons can be seen assisting as well. http://www.lapetiteaubergedemargueron.fr/
Famille Moutier – in Monestier (2.6km), its claim to fame is a
Saint Émilion (38km) is a lovely village going back to prehistoric towns, with lovely Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along the quaint and narrow streets. As an active center of viticulture, local winery and degustation tours are available.
Bordeaux (68km) is one of the fastest growing and exciting cities in Europe. It is well worth a day trip to visit La Cité du Vin, a new interactive museum dedicated to wines from across the world, to shop along Rue St. Catherine, to have lunch in any of the many wonderful cafés that line the streets, or just to wander through the streets of this magical city. The world renowned Bordeaux Opera House is home to many arts performances and is worth a trip just to look and admire. It is an hour train ride through beautiful French countryside from Sainte Foy la Grande, with trains running once an hour for most of the day. Lost in Bordeaux is a great website for exploring what is going on in Bordeaux.
Arcachon (116km) dates back to Napoleon’s reign and is considered by many to be the nicest swimming beach along France’s Atlantic coast. It is dominated by Europe’s largest sand dune, Dune de Pilat, nearly 3km long, 500m wide and 110m high, a true spectacle and geologic wonder.
Paris (587km) has for years considered itself the cultural capital of Europe. With the advent of the new TGV line, it is an easy and quick