About the environment

Chateau Mondou is located at the end of a small road in the quiet countryside, but you are also easily in the town of Villeneuve sur Lot with its terraces, restaurants and cozy downtown (4km). There are five large supermarkets, several markets with regional products and an organic market. There is a museum, a theater, library and a music stage on the river Lot, in the center, with free performances every week. 

In the area you will find many atmospheric villages with events, flea markets and "Marché Gourmands. The concept of such an evening is simple and always a party: you bring your own cutlery and glasses and a marketplace full of food stalls provides a fine selection of dishes that you can pay for in cash. You eat at long tables, in a different village every night if you like. Culturally it is a rich environment, many good restaurants and fine wines. It is the region of Bergerac wine, Cahors and Buzet wines.

Restaurant Peyragude, right in the center of Penne d' Agenais, is highly recommended. Le Patio d'Hauteville, with a beautiful view of the valley, is also well worth a visit. Penne itself is a beautiful, once medieval town and fortress with colorful and flowery streets.

Other great cities within driving distance: Agen 30 km, Toulouse 150 km, Bordeaux 150 km, Bergerac 50 km.

The Lot et Garonne is also known for the many interesting castles you can visit, for example the famous Chateau Bonaguil. 

The rolling countryside lends itself well to bike rides and walks. You can rent bicycles at the local Maison de Tourisme.

If you want to go to the water you can go down the Lot in a boat. Or you can canoe down the river. There are beaches along the Lot, for example at Castelmoron sur Lot, and 20 kilometers away there is a swimming lake.

At 8 kilometers there is a beautiful and challenging 18-hole golf course with excellent restaurant, Villeneuve Golf and Country Club. Ask Rokus about golf vacation options, booking and possible discount to play that course. He is a member there.

So plenty to do, time to spare. But just relaxing at the Chateau, with the pool nearby and a good book is just as enjoyable.