Media Release: Lose yourself in Aquitaine’s secret hideaways

Beyond the famous wine Chateaux, experience a part of south west France between Perigord and Gascony: welcome to the Lot & Garonne on a 4-day press trip

21 – 24 June 2013

LOT-et-Garonne is a land full of contrasts: realistic yet imaginative, affluent yet friendly, cultured yet forward-thinking. The best of the south-west in just one region!

Boasting rolling green countryside, numerous types of crops, friendly locals and a wealth of activities and festivals to savour, this thriving region stands out due to its diversity, and its insistence on quality.

A large part of France’s organic produce is grown in the region, and Lot-et-Garonne cultivates the nation’s widest variety of fruit and vegetables. Its farms are a veritable playground for young and old alike.

Lot-et-Garonne has five AOC labelled wines. Winegrowers have opened their doors to tourists for many years, with the aim of giving visitors a lasting souvenir of their holiday, and an insight into their age-old winemaking skills.

On this trip, you’ll fly to Bergerac on Friday 21 June in the afternoon and then head to Villeneuve sur Lot, a medieval village.

Then, you’ll:

  • tour some of the ‘France’s Most beautiful Villages’ (an official label) such as Pujols, Penne d’Agenais, Monflanquin
  • enjoy local markets, personalized cooking classes,
  • stay in a charming 18th century former mansion
  • taste the local produce in bistrots de pays as well as in a chateau
  • not forget to stop at the famous Latour –Marliac water lily gardens

Please note that a confirmed commission is required in order to take part in press trips organised by ATOUT FRANCE and its partners.

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Contact: Hannah Yates
Phone: 020 7061 6604