Make a holiday rental home or villa in Gavaudun, France your home away from home
The Gavaudun Valley in Lot-et-Garonne department of south western France is a delightfully peaceful spot to relax. Located in the lush countryside just outside Monflanquin, Gavaudun is blessed with a sensational setting, which makes holidays here an instant joy.
Things to do in Gavaudun, France
The Gavaudun Chateau dominates the skyline from its impressive rocky perch above the village, and is well worth a few hours exploration during your stay in a Gavaudun holiday rental. Climbing the poorly lit, slippery staircase cut into the rock is a test in itself, but the views from the top of the castle make the effort well worth it. The town’s best restaurant is famous throughout the area, serving the very best of local cuisine, which is heavily influenced by the great abundance of fresh fish, and by the regions’ proximity to the decidedly Catalan cultures found to the south.
Gavaudun is a wonderful place to take the whole family. There are a great range of sporting facilities, with local golf courses in abundance, as well as tennis courts, riding stables and the River Dordogne, whose clean waters are a delight in which to swim, fish or canoe along. If you would like to fish during your time in Gavaudun accommodation, fishing permits are essential, but also fantastically easy to obtain, even for visitors.
After hiking, walking, riding or cycling one of the many excellent market trails throughout the countryside, there are some fantastic restaurants to visit, and for the adventurous, there are many excellent weekly markets throughout the region where you can buy the freshest and best of local produce to try cooking in your self catering Gavaudun villa. Wine, fois gras and truffles are the most celebrated local delicacies, and for good reason.
Places to visit on holiday in Gavaudun, France
The region is inundated with medieval towns, gorgeous chateaux and impressive historic monuments dating back throughout the ages. The towns of Rocamadour, Monflanquin, Saint Emilion and Cahors are just a few local towns that are well worth exploration from a holiday rental property in Gavaudun, but with the help of a hire car, you will undoubtedly discover your own little secret gems whilst you tour.
Travel to Gavaudun, France
Bergerac Airport (EGC) can be reached in well under an hour from a holiday rental property in Gavaudun. There are many inbound flights arriving from eight airports located throughout the UK, the vast majority of which are provided by Flybe and Ryanair. Having the use of a hire car during your Gavaudun accommodation is strongly recommended.