You like to withdraw from a hectic lifestyle?
You love delicious food + great wine?
You like to hear, ahh… nothing?
Then LA MAISON DES MOINES is just right for you!

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.
history
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 professional slicing machine, 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 little basket of solid and liquid goodies.

You have the exclusive use of the house, the pool and outside entertaining area. 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 Vezere and visit Les Eyzies de Tayac, followed by Sarlat-la-Canede, Much closer you will find the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Castillonenes 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.

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HOUSE

Living area of approx. 220 m2
Terrace with covered outside dining area
Deck
Pool

Sleeps: max. 6

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

LAUNDRY

fully equipped with:
Washing Machine
Dryer
Ironing Board and Iron

KITCHEN

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

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
Electric security cover

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

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. 12:30pm

At the entrance of Duras is a Carrefour Contact

Leclerc Pineuilh is a big shopping centre direction Sainte-Foy-la-Grande at the first roundabout D708/D936. You find Leclerc also in Bergerac and Marmande. Generally good produce. Good seafood (best as of Wednesday!) and "aged" meat.

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
Carrefour Merignac, close to the airport

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! Croissants daily during July and August otherwise only weekends. Don't arrive too late to avoid disappointment, or reserve your bread early enough +33 5 53 83 28 43.

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 Wednesdays …

Marie Blachere if you do shopping at Grand Frais, Bergerac

Merandon Patissier, very good croissants and patisserie! TIP: when strolling through the Saturday market make a pause at the Cafe des Arcades and buy/eat your goodies from Merandon…

Our local store "Le Relais des Mousquetaires" sells bread, croissants and other staples.

Cheese from Cremerie Cyrano, Bergerac Market Hall
and Leclerc as well as Carrefour have a very good selection on cheese.

BIO produce at Le Marche de Leopold
Meat from Laurent LAZINIERE, 11 rue Elise, 24680 Gardonne

For local and exotic Fruit & Vegetables as well as other staples we love Grand Frais, ZA la Cavaille, Route de Bordeaux, 24100 Bergerac. Unfortunately no BIO at all!

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 July + August)

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

THURSDAY: Duras, Eymet

SATURDAY: Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Bergerac, Duras

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


MARMANDE (about 40 minutes by car) is known to be the "Tomato capital" and organises every August a festival around it.

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


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

CONVENIENCES

MEDICAL SERVICES
in Loubes-Bernac
Physician: Dr. Herve Jeunieaux, +33 5 53 94 34 92
Nurses (home visits): Véronique Alexander +33 6 07 82 53 09
Aurélien Géraud +33 5 53 79 54 82
Physiotherapie: Brigitte Renai +33 8 99 95 22 05
Psychologist: Florence Berger +33 6 81 49 28 01

BEAUTY
in Loubes-Bernac
Beauty Institut: Instant de douceur +33 6 47 62 56 97
Hairdresser + Nails : Salon Beauzetif +33 6 42 76 47 94

HOSPITALS
Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Marmande, Libourne, Bordeaux

ATM
Duras, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

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

PETROL STATIONS
Leclerc, Pineuilh (cheapest)
Carrefour Contact, Duras
Leclerc hast also a good car-wash facility

Dining
The regional dishes are all about Duck, Mushrooms, Truffles, Foie Gras, Tomatoes, Walnuts and of course cheese and wine …
Here is an “incomplete” list of restaurants, with a bit of an extra twist, a class of its own or conveniently located …
LOUBES BERNAC
En toute Simplicite, very conveniently located, good food!
CATERING
Lovage & Pumpernickel, check out the Vineyard Pop-Up Restaurant experience dates. They also do Gite catering (you are in one!), cookery classes and wine tastings… all just around the corner.
Simper's Kitchen

EYMET
Walnut Bistro
Restaurant Italien des Arcades

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

MOULIN DE MALFOURAT
La Tour des Vents 1* Michelin
Le Bistrot de Malfourat (lunch only!)

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

BERGERAC:
La Table du Marche Couverte
Le Bistro d'en Face
Le Vin’Quatre
L’Imparfait

PERIGUEUX
L’Essentiel 1* Michelin

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

GUJAN-MESTRAS - PORT LARROS
Le Routioutiou (fresh Oyster)
Huitre Papillon (fresh Oyster)

ARCACHON
Le Comptoir du Port
Ko-sometsuke (Dim Sum)

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

CAP FERRET
Chez Hortense
L'Hotel de la Plage

BORDEAUX
L’Estacade overlooking old Bordeaux
Elio's Ristorante (Sicilien)
L'Embarcadere (Seefood)
Brasserie Bordelaise
Bistrot du Sommelier
Comptoir Cuisine
French Burgers (made in chef)
Lots of lovely small restaurants around Rue St. Remi and along the quais.
If you like "tendances"
Magasin General the big and groovy BIO grocery store / restaurant on the other side of the Garonne
La Boca Foodcourt close to the train station
Les Tontons close to the Cite de Vin
or head to the Marche des Capucines for seafood / oysters at Chez Jean Mi


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.

Watch the Video of Lot & Garonne for some inspiration.

Get aboard a Hot Air Ballon
www.montgolfieremidiaquitaine.com

Join the pros for PESCATOURISME
French knowledge, high tide and reservation required before you can join professionals on their outings (harvesting oyster OR getting the catch of the day)
Pescatourisme Bassin d'Arcachon


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


WINE TOURISM

We are not far off from St. Emilion, Pomerol, Entre-Deux-Mers etc. not to forget our local wine, Cote de Duras and Cote de Bergerac.
A good starting point is checking out the website or even visiting the Maison de Vin in Bergerac or head to a local vineyard:

Chateau Thenac
Chateau Tour des Gendres
Clos Le Joncal
Chateau de Parenchere
Chateau de la Jaubertie
Chateau Fayolle
Domaine l'Ancienne Cure
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, vineyards …

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 who pays tribute to the illustrious Cyrano de Bergerac (who never set foot 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 wine lovers; Unesco World Heritage region, monolithic church …

Perigeux 74 km • lovely city. Medieval and renaissance city centre, Cathedral, Roman Vesuna Temple, close by the Chancelade Abbey and Bourdeilles with it's Renaissance castel Chateau de Bourdeilles, Eat at L’Essentiel! …

Bordeaux 83 km • Beautiful! Don’t miss the Quay (all of it!) the city , Vine Museum, the center from Place des Quinconces to Cathedrale Saint-Andre and beyond, le Marche des Capucins … cross the Pont de Pierre, take a tourist bus to get an overview!

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, a very popular tourist spot, Benedictine Abbey, Lantern of the Moors …

Montignac 102 km • Lascaux II Caves

Salignac 108 km • Les Jardin du Manoir d’Eyrignac, perfectly manicured garden …

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

Bassin d’Arcachon 160 km • tallest sand dune in Europe Dune du Pyla, ocean, lifestyle …

Pays des Bastides Bastides are fortified communities with a a grid layout and a central market place surrounded by arcades. Several Bastides are close bye …


This list is by all means NOT exhaustive…

RENTAL INQUIRIES + BOOKINGS

Please Contact us for your stay at LA MAISON DES MOINES
Lydia MARTIN
+43 664 512 4232

Didier MARTIN
+43 664 8 207 207

rent@loubs.fr
or book online at Oliver's Travels BOOKING

LOCATION

47120 Loubes Bernac