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Location of Ronzières
Great Things to Do Near Ronzières
Don't miss the weekly market in Monflanquin, which takes place on a Thursday. Stalls are set out in the main square with its arcades, laden with local produce. Also a great chance to meet the locals!
Stroll around Monflanquin
Soak up the authentic atmosphere of this lovely bastide town, and why not have lunch on the terrace of one of the restaurants on the square?
Evening markets in July and August
In July and August, many of the local villages hold evening markets with local produce and then a communal meal with everyone joining in. Try the ones in Monflanquin on Thursdays or Montagnac on Fridays.
The magical walks
At Saint-Eutrope-de-Born, near Villeréal, you are invited to take a magical walk at nightfall every Wednesday and Thursday (and themed Fridays: enquire), in July and August. Young and old alike will enjoy a poetic journey through an environment where the work of nature and the fruits of chance are given free rein. Forgotten wood, driftwood and natural sculptures await discovery at the twists and turns of the path. Go at your own pace and immerse yourself in the poetry and magic of this walk which is accessible to all.
Canoeing in Puy l'Evêque
About 30 mins away at the foot of the picturesque village of Puy l'Evêque, you can hire a canoe and paddle on the lovely River Lot, in the middle of the Cahors vines.
... will love the 18 hole course at Castelnau-de-Gratecambe near Villeneuve-sur-Lot (20 mins by way of the country roads) or the fantastic golf at the Château des Vigiers at Monestier (an hour's drive) with a spa, pool and beautician.
Take the children to the Parc-en-Ciel
in Lacapelle-Biron (15km) - 14 hectares of trees and fields where you will find mini golf, a farm of baby animals, a snail museum, and an adventure playground through the trees with different courses depending on the age of the children.
A boat trip on the river Lot,
starting in Fumel (20km) is a lovely way to while away a couple of hours. While you are in the area, why not visit the fabulous fortress of Bonaguil only 7km further on? Afterwards, have coffee or lunch at the little restaurant/café at the foot of the chateau.
Visit the vineyards around Puy l'Eveque (40km)
and try the Cahors wine. You will see many 'caves' selling the wine and most will offer the chance to taste it first. Don't forget to stop in the little villages en route as well - there are many dotted along the River Lot down to Cahors.
Boat and horse-drawn coach trips
About 35km away, in the village of Mazeyrolles, there is a company which organises trips on horse drawn carriages. Take a leisurely 'drive' through the countryside, stop for a picnic in the woods or indulge in a wine and foie gras tasting. They also organise boat trips on the Dordogne river, followed by lunch and an afternoon coach and horses ride - magnifique!
Head north and spend a day visiting the Châteaux of the Dordogne
Beynac, Castelnaud and its war museum, Marqueyssac's box garden are all open to the public and worth a look around - around an hour's drive to get there. Why not also include a wander around the picturesque town of Sarlat in the same area?
Ceramist Bernard Palissy museum
In the very picturesque tiny stone village of Saint-Avit, between Gavaudun and Lacapelle-Biron, the Bernard Palissy Museum hosts an exhibition and sale of contemporary ceramics each year, where we discover the work of great ceramists of our time. A permanent space is dedicated to the life and work of Bernard Palissy.
A bird's eye view!
The aeroclub in Belvès (45 minutes' away) offers plane trips flying over the famous sites and chateaux of the Dordogne.
Wander the 'brocante' markets
which take place once a month between April to September in Monflanquin, as well as an antique market on the 14th July. The village of Issigeac, to the west, holds an antique market at the beginning of August and there are flea markets most weekends in the area. See if you can pick up a bargain!
Tour the bastide towns in the area, from Monpazier to Penne d'Agenais.
They are all based on the same layout of a main square, often arcaded, with streets leading off it, but they are all different!
If you feel like some spa time,
visit the hammam, heated pool and sauna in Monflanquin.
The village of Gavaudun (10km)
has much to offer - from archery and climbing to mountain bike trips and speleology, as well as a beautiful 'donjon' ruin from a XIIth century chateau perched over the village and a little restaurant 'Le Café'.
Monflanquin is home to many painters and artists,
many of whom offer short courses for those interested. Ask at the tourist office for more details.
There are two horse riding clubs near Monflanquin,
as well as an archery club and 4 tennis courts - plenty of scope for things to do!
If the weather is too wet or too hot for you,
spend a couple of hours on a guided tour in one of the many caves found in the area. In the Lot-et-Garonne, there are the 'Grottes de Fontirou'; in the Lot, there is the 'Gouffre de Padirac'; and in the Dordogne 'Gouffre de Proumeyssac', to name but a few.
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|Caen||7 Hrs 15 mins|
|Le Havre||7 Hrs 45 mins|
|Cherbourg||8 Hrs 20 mins|
|Roscoff||8 Hrs 25 mins|
|Calais||9 Hrs 30 mins|
|Bordeaux||2 Hrs 5 mins|
|Rodez||2 Hrs 45 mins|
|Carcassonne||2 Hrs 50 mins|
|Pau||2 Hrs 50 mins|
|Agen (TGV)||50 mins|
|Bordeaux St Jean (TGV)||2 Hrs|