The Entre Deux Mers region of France is located between the rivers of Dordogne and Garrone in the Girande department of Aquitaine. Famous for its wines, Entre Deux Mers accommodation has become hugely popular with wine connoisseurs and nature lovers alike. The hilly landscapes are scattered with medieval villages and vineyards, providing visitors with glorious views in every direction.
Food and wines are hugely important in Entre Deux Mers lifestyles. The Oysters and shellfish are particularly mouth watering, perfectly complimented by the fruity dry white wines that the Entre Deux Mers region have become famous for. If you decide to stock the shelves of your self catering Entre Deux Mers villa with local wines, which is an excellent idea, they are best drunk soon, as the wines are best between 1 and 3 years of bottling.
The countryside of Entre Deux Mers is wonderful for walking, canoeing and cycling holidays. The shade of the forests provides a wonderful break from the sun during the summer months, and there are some fantastic trails to explore whether you are a serious hiker looking to explore the region and its medieval villages or prefer to simply stroll around a vineyard after a long, leisurely lunch. The Dordogne River which passes through the region is a magnificent place to walk, especially if you take a fishing rod with you.
Throughout the year, but especially in the summer months, there are almost daily events, festivals, fetes and art exhibitions to enjoy in Entre Deux Mers. Local tourist information centres have all the information on local events calendars, so you can start picking your daily entertainment before you board the plane.
Tabanac is a wonderfully charming rural village in the heart of Entre Deux Mers, just 30 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux. Right in the centre of the wine making region, an Entre Deux Mers holiday home is a perfect base for wine lovers and those wishing to explore the countryside on foot, by bike or from the saddle.
The old bastide town of St Foy La Grande is home to one of the best markets in the whole of Entre Deux Mers, held every Saturday. The market absorbs the whole of the town centre, sprawling down many of the streets emanating from the centre too. Whenever you decide to visit St Foy La Grande, the many atmospheric cafes, family restaurants and chic bars will surely tempt you into staying for a few hours longer than planned!
The small village of Massugas is a fantastic little hideaway in the French countryside. Perfect for walking holidays, especially if you are taking dogs, an Entre Deux Mers property in Massugas is wonderful for walking, cooking and wine tasting holidays, and there are two fantastic golf courses within just 30 minutes drive.
The climate of Entre Deux Mers is wonderfully mild throughout the year. During June, July and August, daily peak temperatures reach up to around 30°C, with long warm evenings perfect for eating outside. During the winter months, average temperatures remain well above freezing, with average monthly temperatures in December and January of around 6°C.
There are many regular services running from the UK to Bordeaux’s Merignac Airport (BOD), which lies just outside the Entre Deux Mers region. British Airways, BMI, easyJetand Flybe all provide direct services to Bordeaux from the UK, including the airports of Manchester (MAN),LondonGatwick (LGW), Southampton (SOU) and Birmingham (BHX). A hire car is strongly recommended when staying in Entre Deux Mers accommodation.