You love great produce & great wine?
You like to withdraw from a hectic lifestyle?
You like to hear, ahh… nothing?
… Then LOUBS is just right for you!

history
Loubs is about relaxing, food, wine + having a good time. Loubs is a modern and elegantly furnished 16th century presbyter with magnificent views, situated just at the edge of Loubes-Bernac, a little village of about 400 inhabitants.

Over several centuries, our house was the home of monks and priests who played an important role in the community. Music was taught in the presbyter and the barn was used as a theatre. Locals still remember quite vividly the good times they had there. Since we purchased the Presbyter we have upgraded it to a modern, elegant house. The very large rooms with the 3,8 m high ceilings give a sense of space that not every holiday home can offer.  The pool sits right in front of the house, and together with the covered outside dining area, becomes the heart of the house very much during summertime. From the terrace, you can enjoy marvellous views and admire the splendour of the recently renovated Chateau de Theobon.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream. Starting with sharp knifes you will find a Kitchen Aid Mixer, Food processor and a cold cut (only!) slicing machine (to be handled with upmost caution!), just to say a few. The larder is full of essentials and coffee capsules as well as a selection of teas await you for the morning brew. Further we welcome you with a bottle of wine, jam and a fresh baguette. If you let us know in advance we can also provide milk, oranges or juices or whatever you tell us to get …

You have the exclusive use of the house, sleeping 6 in great comfort, the pool and outside entertaining area and should you want to escape the silence, there is plenty to be discovered nearby…

A word class golf course is only a 10-minute drive away, as are most the other sport activities. Vine, dine and get marry at the various markets, “brocantes”, festivals. Make a daytrip travelling along the Dordogne passing Lalinde and Trémolat, then continue along the picturesque Vallee de la Vézère and visit Les Eyzies de Tayac, followed by Sarlat-la-Canéde, Much closer you will find the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Castillonenès and towns such as Bergerac and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (magnificent Saturday market) or Marmande the tomato capital of France where you should not miss the Notre Dame Church and its cloister. Or why not drive to the Atlantic and visit Arcachon and the tallest dune Europe’s in Pyla.

HOUSE
approx. 220 m2 + terrace with covered outside dining area + deck + pool

Sleeps: max. 6

Central heating (extra charge)

ROOMS
1 large Bedroom (1 king + king duvet) • Bathroom with bath/shower/2 washbasins/toilet
1 large Bedroom (2 single or 1 king bed, single duvets) • Shower room/toilet/1 washbasin
1 medium Bedroom (2 single or 1 king, single duvets), perfect for children (accessible only via one of the other bedrooms)
Foldable Cot available


KITCHEN
fully equipped with:
2 Ovens (1 with Microwave)
Nespresso Machine
Food Processor
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Hand Mixer
Juicer
Kettle
Toaster
Melior Coffee Plunger (French Press)
American Fridge with Ice + Water
Dishwasher
Main staples supplied (take+replace)


LAUNDRY
fully equipped with:
Washing Machine
Dryer
Ironing Board and Iron


SUPPLIES
All linen (Table/Bed/Bathroom)
Pool towels
Hairdryers in each bathroom
WIFI in all rooms
Books + Magazines


OUTDOORS
Weber Gas BBQ
Sun lounges
Boules, Table Tennis, Bikes
Children Pool Toys


POOL
8 m x 4 m
facts
NO TV IN LOUBS!
We have chosen not to poison the idyllic lifestyle and enjoy our days at Loubs with animated conversation and reading.  In case of severe withdrawal symptoms, we hope you find enough satisfaction on your favourite streaming network.
POOL
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The pool is covered with a rolling shutter that complies with the french POOL security law. EXTRA PRECAUTION has to be taken if CHILDREN can NOT SWIM and the pool stays uncovered! The responsibility lies solely with the occupier!

FOOD SHOPPING

We have a very convenient store, “Relais des Mousquetaires”, in our village. Nadine will also be very happy to serve you coffee…

If you are keen on biologic and local food (fresh or prepared) go to Saveurs des Collines in Bernac (check times! or source them at the market in Eymet or Sainte-Foy-La-Grande.

All supermarket are open 7 days a week, with shopping hours on Sundays generally till approx. 1pm

The closest is just at the entrance of Duras: Carrefour Contact

Leclerc Pineuilh: big shopping centre direction Sainte-Foy-la-Grande at the first roundabout D708/D936. You find Leclerc also in Bergerac and Marmande.

Intermarche: carries a bigger selection of “GB” products. It is close to Miramont (47800 Saint-Pardoux). Intermarche can also be found in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Bergerac.

Megastores are in Bordeaux.
Auchan, Bordeaux le Lac
Carrefour Bordeaux Begles

BAKER + BUTCHER + GREENGROCER

For the most delicious Bio sourdough bread, baked in a wood fired oven drive to the “FOURNIL DU MALROME”, Coulinet, Saint Jean de Duras, just off the D 19. Bread is ready as of 10 am ONLY! (till 7:30 pm) croissants daily during July and August otherwise only weekends … Don't arrive to late!

We also like baguette, croissants and co. from “AUX PAINS DES DUCS”, 2 Avenue Aristide Briand, Duras. Closed from 13:00 till 15:30 and Wednesday …

Our local store sells good bread and croissants. Please “order” in advance, so not to be disappointed!

Cheese from Cremerie Cyrano, Bergerac Market Hall

Meat from Laurent LAZINIERE, 11 rue Elise, 24680 Gardonne, is a very good butcher.

For local and exotic Fruit & Vegetables and other staples we love GRAND FRAIS (ZA la Cavaille, Route de Bordeaux, 24100 Bergerac).

CONVENIENCES

MEDICAL
Physicians in Duras, Sainte-Foy-La-Grande has also a Hospital!

ATM
Duras, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

POST OFFICE
in Loubes-Bernac, Tue - Sat from 9-12

PETROL STATIONS
Carrefour Contact, Duras
Leclerc, Sainte-Foy-La-Grande.
Most supermarkets have their own discount petrol station, often with carwash.
markets
There are many farmer markets in the area. Market opening hours are in general from 8am till 1pm

Sainte-Foy-La-Grande: farmer market every day, and on Saturdays, a big market over several streets…


MONDAY: Duras (Pay de Duras)

TUESDAY: Castillones, Eymet (Night Market)

WEDNESDAY: Bergerac, Villeneuve sur Lot (organic), Sarlat

THURSDAY: Eymet, Duras (Night Market)

SATURDAY: Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Bergerac

SUNDAY: Soumensac, lunchtime food stands from July-early Sept., Issigeac, Eymet (organic)


MARMANDE (about 40 minutes by car) is known for its Tomato production and organises every August a festival around it.

Prunes “PRUNEAUX D’AGEN” are also a speciality of our Region.


ANTIQUE MARKETS and “Vide Grenier” (Garage Sales) are also popular. Check out the link above for more details.

restaurants
The regions classics are all about Duck, Mushrooms, Truffles …. Here is an “incomplete” list of tables with a bit of an extra twist, or a class of its own …


LOUBES BERNAC
En toute Simplicite

EYMET
Restaurant Italien des Arcades
La Cour d’Eymet (very good)

MONESTIER
Chateau des Vigiers
Les Fresques 1* Michelin
Brasserie Le Chai

MOULIN DE MALFOURAT
La Tour des Vents

DURAS
Hostellerie des Ducs
Chez Ben (Salon de The)
La Terrasse du Chateau de Duras

LA SAUVETAT-DU-DROPT
Ma Maison

BERGERAC:
La Table du Marche Couverte (very nice)
Moutarde
Le Vin’Quatre
L’Imparfait

PERIGUEUX
L’Essentiel 1* Michelin (very good + reasonably priced! Don’t be put off by the website!)

ST. EMILION
La Terrasse Rouge
Lard et Bouchon
L’envers du Decor
L’Huitrier Pie

ARCACHON
Le Comptoir du Port
Cafe de la Plage

PYLA-SUR-MER
La Co(o)rniche Hotel + Restaurant (love it!)
Ha(a)itza Hotel + Restaurant (also great!)

CAP FERRET
Chez Hortense

BORDEAUX
Brasserie Bordelaise
Bistrot du Sommelier
L’Entrecote
Comptoir Cuisine
Elios Ristorante (Sicilien)
L’Estacade overlooking old Bordeaux
French Burgers (made in chef)

and many, many more…

PLACES OF INTEREST + ACTIVITIES

WHAT TO DO

Plenty of information on Events / Must-sees / Sport activities can be found at the following links:
Pay de Duras
Dordogne / Perigord Region.

or watch the Video of Lot & Garonne for some inspiration.

Otherwise here are a few ideas.

Take a ride in a hot air ballon
www.montgolfieremidiaquitaine.com


SPORT

Golf
Chateau de Vigiers: 27 Hole golf course in a beautiful setting. On the culinary level they offer a Michelin starred restaurant and a brasserie.
There are other courses in the area, here is a link.

Cycling Duras
Cycling Lot-et-Garonne
Cycling Dordogne

Walking + VTT Routes Duras

Fishing

Riding

Tennis

Canoeing

… just to mention a few possible activities for those restless souls….


PLACES OF INTEREST

Loubès-Bernac • Church, Lavoir, Fête de Loubes, always the first weekend in August, guided Tours of Château de Théobon

Duras 13 km • Castle, markets, cafes, winemakers “home” and “garden” vineyard

Eymet 14 km • Bastide, castle, markets

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 15 km • Bastide, markets

Allemans-du-Dropt 17 km • Frescoes, Bastide, castle tower, bridge

Monbazillac 23km • Castle, sweet wine area

Bergerac 25 km • lovely town, the illustrious Cyrano de Bergerac grew up there

Issigeac 35 km • a beautiful medieval town. Check out the antique + collectible market dates

Castillon la Bataille 36 km • every summer the reenacting of the Battle of Castillon

Saint Emilion 47 km • a MUST for the wine; the Unesco World Heritage region, the monolithic church …

Perigeux 74 km • very nice city. Eat at L’Essentiel!

Bordeaux 83 km • Beautiful city! Don’t miss the Quay of the Gironde

Les Eyzies de Tayac 82 km • Meet your ancestors, the Neanderthals

La Roque Gageac 95 km • one of France’s most beautiful villages, take a boat ride

Sarlat 100 km • well preserved medieval town, Benedictine Abbey, Lantern of the Moors

Montignac 102 km • Lascaux II Caves

Salignac 108 km • Les Jardin du Manoir d’Eyrignac,

Terrasson 114 km • Les Jardins de l’Imaginaire beautiful garden designed by american landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson

Bassin d’Arcachon 160 km • biggest Dune in Europe


Pays des Bastides”. Bastides are fortified communities with a a grid layout and a central market place surrounded by arcades.  Here is a second link.
This list is by all means NOT exhaustive…

RENTAL INQUIRIES + CONTACT

Lydia MARTIN
+43 664 512 4232

Didier MARTIN
+43 664 8 207 207

rent@loubs.fr

BOOKINGS

We look forward to your BOOKING

LOCATION

ADDRESS:

Le Bourg
47120 Loubes Bernac.



DIRECTIONS:

From Sainte Foy La Grande:

Take the D708 direction Marmande/Duras. In Margueron turn left on to D19 direction Miramont. After about 4.5 km you arrive at a crossroad. Take the second turnoff to the left, direction Loubes Bernac.


From Duras:

Take the D708 direction Sainte Foy La Grande. After 7.5 km turn right on to D244, direction Loubes Bernac / Saint Astier. Pass through Saint Astier and after 1.8 km you arrive at a crossroad with the D19. Turn right, and after 20 meters turn left direction Loubes Bernac.


Final directions will be given prior to arrival.