“Lovely home in a tranquil setting”
“Bijou Barn is really very special”
There is so much to see, do and experience in this area – you really are spoilt for choice. If you book a stay at Bijou Barn, we send you much more detailed information nearer the time, about things you can do when you visit. But for the moment, here is a brief overview of what you can expect.
Places to Visit
Lac Saint Sernin (6km)
Tournon D’Agenais (16km)
Cahors – Capital of the Lot Region (30km)
Saint Cirque Lapopie (61km)
Le Gouffre de Padirac – underground caves and lake (close to Rocamadour)
Chateaux Bonaguil (30km)
Cycling (www.velo-plus.net) Click here to read blog
Eating and Drinking
For many people who visit France, sampling the great food is top of their list. There are many restaurants to choose from, whether you want haute cuisine or a characterful eatery frequented by the locals, you can eat out somewhere new every day of your holiday, if you wish.
Local Foods to Savour
Every region has its specialities of which it is fiercely proud and this region is no different. Choose from the more well known such as foie gras and duck to saffron and truffle. Then cut through the richness with figs, melon and a selection box of the most unusual tomatoes, to name but a few!
It has to be done – there are only two types of wine – good wine and better wine. Bijou Barn is in the heart of the Malbec region so hold on to your hat for some amazingly powerful reds. If you want something lighter for those summer days then the rosés won’t disappoint either. But if you really want to try something different then try a desert wine – a great accompaniment to go with a sweet delicacy you picked up from the local patisserie but also with foie gras and some of the local cheeses.
Beer and Cider Tasting
This region is known for its apples so the cider is worth a try – very refreshing after a cycle ride. There are a few micro-breweries in the area that you can visit to learn more about their craft or seek them out in the local markets.
Of course their are local markets throughout the week providing great produce and happy to chat about what they sell and will often offer a little taste to win you over completely. But look out for the gourmet markets, held in the evening, where local producers sell their food and either cook it for you, or you cook it yourself and sit outside at long tables with everyone else. For me, this epitomises what mealtimes are all about – eating local produce in season and socialising with like minded people over a glass or two of wine – what could be better?
Spa and Massage
Wildlife – monkey forest, bird sanctuary and dinosaur park
Riverside and Lakeside Beaches
Outdoor Music and Film Events