Market With The Monarch

Tour Number

Activity Level

325932


Categories

Shopping, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children and teenagers, however all children no matter what age need to be accompanied and supervised by a parent.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the car or van. Also be advised that the marketplace will be crowded so if you're in a wheelchair this may prove difficult.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced)

An Epicurean Tour of Nerac


We will venture into the Aquitaine region, the southern edge of the Lot-et-Garonne départment, to the utterly charming village of Nerac which lies on both sides of the Baïse River. The saturday market here draws people from near and far. Nerac was the home of King Henri IV of France of the Albret dynasty. The remains of his impressive chateau are a museum located in the center of the village, surrounded by beautiful examples of colombage, regionally distinct, half-timbered, buildings. Arriving early, we will sample delicious pastries and coffee on the corner terrace of the best patisserie in town, then either set off on a leisurely stroll through the market stalls or cross the river to the Parc Royal de la Garenne, once a royal hunting ground and the inspirational setting for Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost. " We will then choose to go a little bit further to the 12th century village of Vianne (an almost perfectly preserved fortified bastide) for lunch or dine in the village of Condom at Café Cordeliers.

Itinerary

I will either pick you up at your hotel, rental or gite within a 10 km radius, at 9 a. m. , or meet you at the clock tower in the center of the village. We will then have coffee, tea or pastries, afterwards wandering the wonderful farmers' market. If there's time before lunch we might decide to walk through Henri VI's Chateau or cross the Baïse River to the Parc Garenne. Our next stop will be lunch in the village of Vianne with a tour of this beautiful bastide village or lunch in the village of Condom and a tour afterwards. I will offer many suggestions for the rest of the afternoon depending upon how adventurous you are.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour will begin at your hotel, gite, rental or at the clock tower in the center of the village.

End location: The tour will end wherever I have picked you up originally unless otherwise agreed upon.

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

I will pick you up in my car which we will use to get from village to village. Within the villages we will walk.

What’s Included

Transportation is included, as well a knowledgable local guide who speaks French and English. Coffee or tea and pastries in the morning plus an afternoon aperitif come with the package.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

65 Euros - For market items you may purchase and lunch.

What’s Extra

Whatever you choose to purchase, such as market bags, gift items, etc.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide inside museums due to local regulations. We will use a licensed Department of Tourism guide when necessary.

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