Lot et Garonne

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About Lot et Garonne

Named for the Lot and Garonne Rivers which wind their way between the region’s vast orchards, vineyards and fields, this part of south-western France welcomes keen foodies, nature lovers and heritage aficionados eager to experience its rich bounty. Largely rural, Lot-et-Garonne is dotted with medieval bastide towns and ruined châteaux rising from hilltops, rocky outcrops and clusters of trees. A tremendous array of B&Bs, restored farmhouses and châteaux-turned-hotels invite couples, families and friends to unwind in style. Fit for a whole host of tastes and budgets, our Gurus’ list of the best places to stay in Lot-et-Garonne is a great guide for planning your trip.

Connected to the bigger cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse via the A62, Agen is Lot-et-Garonne’s charming capital. Famed for its prune production, this little city is an excellent base for sampling the region’s fresh produce, as well as admiring its Romanesque architecture and Musée des Beaux-Arts. The nearby medieval bastide towns of Nérac, with its imposing Château Henri IV, Villeréal and Puymirol promise beautiful views from their fortified hilltops, as well as a plethora of heritage buildings and charcterful B&Bs and small hotels.

Adventurers of all ages can wind their way along the region’s 200km of rivers by kayak or boat, try fishing, or follow hiking, horse riding and cycling paths through the lush Val de Garonne or the Lot Valley. Wine tastings and terrific table d’hôte dinners, showcasing the best of the region’s produce, can be arranged at some of the best places to stay in Lot-et-Garonne. Book well in advance if you plan to travel during the summer!

The Best Places to Stay in Lot-et-Garonne

FOR a Family-Friendly B&B

  • Château du Fréchou's three suites have multiple rooms, making them perfect for family trips. Expect antique furnishings, crackling fireplaces, traditional artwork and mesmerising garden views. The grounds are stunning — and well-suited to little ones who want to run around.
  • Hotel Henri IV is a pretty converted coach house B&B in Nérac, where attractive rooms blend modern comforts with period features. Kick back in the courtyard swimming pool after generous breakfasts. Lovely for families or friends, and not far from the Albret Golf Course.
  • Le Vallon de Guerry boasts rooms, suites and a cottage in a friendly renovated farmhouse in rural Duras. Families will appreciate flexible spaces, the swimming pool, board games and children's pay equipment in the garden. The relaxed wellness centre will also appeal to grown-ups!
  • Château de la Comtesse is a simple B&B flanked by vineyards. Spend your days cycling, swimming in the hotel pool or playing table tennis as a family. Interiors are traditional and inviting; book the whole place for a group trip.
  • Domaine de Rambeau has indulgent family rooms in a restored farmhouse and a five-bedroom gîte, ideal for group trips. The swimming pool is particularly striking, and there's a hot tub for unwinding. A B&B with hosts who can recommend restaurants and activities for guests of all ages.

For Romance

  • La Maison Bleue is a chic boutique hotel in the centre of Villeréal, with eclectic interiors and individually designed rooms featuring antiques and modern artworks. Courtyard breakfasts have a timeless sense of French style, whilst the refreshing pool is a delight after days of exploring. Sip cocktails at the bar as you plot your next adventure!
  • La Maison sur la Place is an artsy B&B near the heart of Penne d'Agenais, with rooms clad in white and cream tones, mixing old and new elements. Breakfasts are served in a pretty enclosed courtyard, dinners can be arranged, and the feel is appealingly laid-back and romantic.
  • Château Mathias offers rooms and suites with beautiful Garonne Valley views, rolltop baths and hardwood floors. Ideal for romantic getaways or intimate weddings, this elegant B&B also boasts manicured gardens.
  • Manoir Laurette has a cool, bohemian feel, with designer en-suite rooms featuring quirky, old-fashioned objets d'art and bathtubs. The lush gardens include a swimming pool and tennis court. Zip around on complimentary bikes after big breakfasts. For couples or friends.
  • L'Horta is a restful hideaway for couples in search of serenity. A superb country mansion with exposed stone interiors and beamed ceilings, it sits within idyllic gardens with a swimming pool and seating areas for soaking up the sunshine. Pick this place for a quiet retreat, complete with great breakfasts.

For Wine Tastings

  • Le Manoir en Agenais offers lovely rooms with soothing white and grey interiors, topped off with artwork and antiques. An 18th century farmhouse on the Wine Route between Buzet and Saint-Emilion, this is a charming rural choice for those eager to make the most of the region's wine tasting potential.
  • Le Relais de Roquefereau is a marvellous B&B with gorgeous rural views, close to Penne d'Agenais. Two suites and two gîtes — with space for groups — showcase the owners' chic, minimalist style, fusing modern elements with rustic flourishes and antique pieces. Sink into the saltwater pool or savour local vintages at the wine bar; table d'hôtes dinners can be requested. Very cool.
  • Le Moulin de Labique has a low-key, relaxed feel. A restored mill, the hotel offers traditional interiors with exposed beams, and an appealing library. Relax on the terrace or in the swimming pool before gathering to play darts. The team can arrange tours of local vineyards, making this a great base for wine aficionados.
  • La Domaine de Beunes is primarily a rural B&B housed in a stone building with a swimming pool. Its table d'hôtes, however, is famed for its fabulous regional flavours — best accompanied by a selection of local wines. Speak to the team about tours, tastings and pairings.

For an Unusual Château

  • Le Stelsia offers a bold take on the rural château experience, with brightly painted pink and blue walls inside a striking 16th-century château. Set amidst rolling parkland, the hotel has two restaurants, a trendy bar, a carousel and an 18-hole mini golf course, as well as an outdoor pool. A quirky choice for fun-loving partygoers.

FOR Food-Focused LUXURY

  • Hotel Michel Trama is an exceptional thirteenth-century mansion in Puymirol. Once the residence of the Count of Toulouse, this gem of a property has magnificent interiors, with four-poster beds, chandeliers, intricate tapestries and roll-top tubs. L'Aubergade, the hotel's fabulous French restaurant, is Michelin-starred and there's a gorgeous swimming pool for refreshing dips. A romantic, five-star stay.

For Great Value

  • Le Cartounier is an affordable country house hideaway for those dreaming of leaving the real world behind. Enjoy trout fishing, leafy walks, swimming, kayaking and games of table tennis at this charming B&B.
  • Le Petit Domaine de Colayrac offers four light, airy suites, two of which have space for families or groups. Suites are bedecked in soothing pastel shades, with original features, including exposed beams and fireplaces. A well-priced favourite near Agen, with swimming pool and gardens.
  • Clos du Murier offers another great value B&B option, with simple rooms opening onto verdant gardens and a swimming pool. Continental breakfasts are served at a communal table on the terrace, perfect for getting to know other guests.
  • Domaine de Bernou sits within 25 hectares of meadow and woodland north of Agen. This 18th-century mansion has characteful traditional rooms and a particularly wonderful owner, who will point you in the right direction for top-notch local restaurants, scenic walks and visits to the nearby prehistoric caves. Very reasonably priced.


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  • Fly to Toulouse Blagnac Airport or to Agen La Garenne Airport and make your way to your destination by road or rail from there. Alternatively, Lot-et-Garonne is well connected to major French hubs by train.
  • The Lot-et-Garonne region is great for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the spring or summer for the best weather, with temperatures ranging between 22 and 28°C in June to August. May or September-October are ideal for quieter trips. Avoid the August summer holidays if you can, as this is the busiest time of year.



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Best Hotels in Lot et Garonne

  • Le Petit Domaine de Colayrac Agen (Douat Nord) 4 rooms from £51

    Country Escape  -  Set the heart of the beautiful rolling green fields of the Lot
    Sights nearby  -  The region has over 40 "bastides" or fortified towns and 14 castles, all of which are worth seeing
    Great walks  -  The Lot-et-Garonne has over 341 walking circuits, through vineyards, farms and chateau grounds
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool open during the summer months
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    Stylish accommodation in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne, just 6km from Agen. Spacious rooms have had a white wash yet their original features remain including exposed beams and fireplaces. Indulgent breakfasts are served, there's an enormous pool and acres of parkland to explore. See More

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  • Le Cartounier Lot et Garonne 2 rooms from £56

    Back to Nature  -  In nature's arms, whether you're kayaking down the quiet rivers that snake the hills or horseriding through sunflower fields.
    Fishing  -  Trout fishing is possible near the property.
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking is possible near the property.
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool.
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    Charming 100-year-old country house in Lot-et-Garonne offering bright, contemporary rooms decorated with rustic furnishings. Engulfed by rolling hills peppered with villages, lush orchards and vineyards. Guests can kayak, play table-tennis, ride horses, fish for trout and swim. See More

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  • Hotel Henri IV Nerac (47600 Nérac) 17 rooms from £68

    Local exploring  -  Surrounded by historical and gastronomical attractions this converted coach house makes an ideal base for exploring the region.
    Sights nearby  -  The Castle of Henry IV, an impressive chateau that dominates the landscape, is a short walk away from the property.
    Outstanding location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    A picture perfect converted coach house set in the heart of historic Nerac. Spacious rooms have beed perfectly styled to blend the old and new. Spend time catching up on reading in the library, playing a board game or exploring the local sights by bicycle. Charming. See More

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  • Le Clos du Murier Lot et Garonne 5 rooms from £74

    Total relaxation  -  Whether you're having breakfast on the veranda or a dip in the pool after a day of exploring, your troubles will wither away.
    Sights nearby  -  The Chateau de Bonaguil, a brutal and foreboding medieval castle near Fumel, is a 1h drive away.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Beautifully restored country mansion in the heart of Lot et Garronne. Interiors are cosy and classic with exposed stone, antique furniture and beamed ceilings. Meals are served on the veranda and use quality local produce. A charming base to explore this historic and gastronomic region. See More

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  • Domaine de Bernou Lot et Garonne 5 rooms from £76

    Back to Nature  -  Standing amongst 25 hetacres of meadow, woodland and farmland, the family keep horses and run courses on the subject
    Sights nearby  -  The house itself is over 300 years old, but there are prehistoric caves on the property that are well worth seeing
    Great walks  -  Surrounded by farmland and woodland, an ideal place for quiet strolls
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    A charming 18th century mansion north of Agen standing amongst 25 hectares of meadow and woodland. The rooms are elegant yet simply styled with traditional furnishings and fabulous views of the valley. Surrounded by beautiful walking country, this is an ideal country escape. See More

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  • La Maison Bleue Villereal (47210 Villeréal) 4 rooms from £78

    Spa breaks  -  Full range of spa treatments on offer from body massages to beauty treatments.
    Local exploring
    Sights nearby  -  The Chateau de Monbazillac, a 16th century winery estate and stunning example of Renaissance architecture, is 15 miles away.
    Great walks  -  Explore the picturesque surrounding countryside on long walks.
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    A chic boutique hotel in Villareal offering a tranquil spot to explore the region. Characterful rooms perfectly mix antique furniture and modern artworks. Facilities include a wellness centre, garden, outdoor pool, bike hire, restaurant and bar. See More

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  • Le Manoir en Agenais Lot et Garonne 4 rooms from £78

    Total relaxation  -  There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, indoor solarium pool and plenty of quiet spots to curl up with a book.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Charming 18th century farmhouse on the Wine Route between Buzet and Saint-Emilion, offering comfortable, traditional en-suite rooms decorated with paintings and antiques. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, solarium pool, lounge, library and sunny terrace. A relaxing rural escape. See More

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  • Le Vallon de Guerry Lot et Garonne 4 rooms from £78

    Local exploring  -  Duras is a great base for exploring the Lot et Garonne and further afield.
    Sights nearby  -  Monbazillac Castle, a 16th century chateau and winery, is 19 miles away and has a fine collection of period furniture and art.
    Great walks  -  Surrounded by countless fields and vineyards with old country lanes winding, narrow, down hills.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool open April to November
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    Effortlessly suave hotel in the heart of rural Duras, offering rooms, suites and a cottage with breathtaking views of the countryside. The en-suite rooms combine old-fashioned rustic charm with contemporary comforts and bright, modern bathrooms. There's a wellness centre and glorious outdoor pool. See More

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  • Chateau de la Comtesse Lot et Garonne 3 rooms from £78

    Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by lush meadows in a pretty park that runs adjacent to countless vineyards.
    Restaurant  -  Table d'hotes is available on request.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Fairytale-esque 19th century chateau in St-Martin-Petit, offering bright and romantic rooms with spectacular views of the countryside. Filled with antiques and artworks. Flanked by vineyards, guests can enjoy the heated outdoor pool, walks in the picturesque surrounding parkland and cycling. See More

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  • Manoir Le Bigourda Lot et Garonne 4 rooms from £82

    Country Escape  -  Standing amidst 5 acres of gardens and in the heart of rural Gascon
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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    An impressive and historic house in the heart of pretty Gascon. Elegant and spacious rooms are traditionally furnished with exposed stone walls and antiques. Set in acres of beautiful gardens. A charming place that transports you back through the ages. See More

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  • Domaine de Beunes Lot et Garonne 4 rooms from £87

    Total relaxation  -  A gorgeous rural space designed to completely unwind in.
    Sights nearby  -  Villeneuve-sur-Lot, a "bastide" town, is only a 10 minute drive away.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Full of character
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    Charming B&B set at the gates of the Dordogne and just a short drive from Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Rooms are classically inspired with soft hues, natural materials and plenty of light. Everything has been thought of to stay entertained on-site from board games to the glorious pool. A perfect rural break. See More

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  • La Maison sur la Place Penne d'Agenais (Penne-dʼAgenais) 11 rooms from £90

    Value chic  -  The light, spacious and artsy rooms are gorgeously decorated in a rustic-meets-minimalism style.
    Local markets  -  Only six miles from the famous market at Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    An artsy B&B set in the picturesque village of Penne d'Agenais. Beautifully designed rooms mix the old and new giving a rustic chic feel. Breakfast is served in a pretty enclosed square and dinners can be ordered on request. A charming spot to explore the region from. See More

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  • Manoir Laurette Lot et Garonne 3 rooms from £91

    Country Escape  -  A glorious country house surrounded by picturesque countryside and acres of vineyards.
    Tennis  -  There is an on-site tennis court, free-to-use.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Full of character
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Bohemian-style boutique hotel in the heart of Lot-et-Garonne offering chic designer en-suite rooms with handcrafted cashmere spring mattresses, complimentary local wine and a coffee machine. Guests can enjoy on-site tennis, the outdoor swimming pool and free bike hire. See More

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  • Le Moulin de Labique Lot et Garonne 6 rooms from £102

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by the fortified bastides of the hill country and vineyards that seemingly stretch on forever.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the impressive Monbazillac Castle.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Charming guesthouse in the heart of Lot-et-Garonne, offering traditionally-furnished rooms. Facilities include a garden, furnished terrace and a library. Guests can enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool, play a game of darts or have a drink by the fireplace. See More

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  • Domaine de Rambeau Lot et Garonne 3 rooms from £104

    Spa breaks  -  The Spa boasts a hot tub, sauna and gym, and outside there is a hydromassage bench.
    Sights nearby  -  The fortified medieval "bastide" towns litter the hills surrounding the hotel.
    Great walks  -  Take scenic walks along the nearby Canal du Midi.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Charming renovated 18th century mansion with stunning views of the Tolzac Valley. Spacious and elegant rooms are traditionally dressed with softly patterned fabrics and antiques. Boasting a stunning outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre, shopping service and meals available on request. See More

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  • Chateau Mathias 47200, Lot et Garonne 3 rooms from £104

    Country Escape  -  Looming over the Garonne Valley, standing atop the Marmande hills, surrounded by 16 hectares of gardens.
    Weddings  -  The hotel doubles up as a wedding venue.
    Sights nearby  -  The fortified medieval "bastide" towns of Lot-et-Garonne pepper the surrounding hills.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
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    Stunning 19th century manor set within picturesque gardens overlooking the Garonne Valley. Old-fashioned, romantic, en-suite rooms feature hardwood flooring and marble fireplaces. The best have private balconies. Ideal for weddings or romantic getaways. See More

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  • Le Relais de Roquefereau Penne d'Agenais 2 rooms from £108

    Total relaxation  -  Whether you're lounging in the saltwater pool or tasting wine in the outbuilding, the hours will dissolve away.
    Foodies  -  The table d'hotes uses only locally-sourced ingredients: the duck is a must-try.
    Restaurant  -  Table d'hotes is available on request.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Stylish accommodation in Lot-et-Garonne with stunning views of a wooded valley, offering bright and minimalist en-suite rooms furnished with antiques and rustic flourishes. Guests can enjoy the outdoor salt water pool, the wine-bar in an outbuilding or the views of horses in nearby meadows. See More

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  • Chateau du Frechou Lot et Garonne 2 rooms from £143

    Writing a novel  -  With 14th century mantlepieces, renaissance gateways and panoramic views of the Gascon, this is a place of inspiration
    Families  -  Each suite comprises of a number of rooms and are spacious and private, ideal for family breaks
    Sights nearby  -  Tours are regularly organised around this ancient chateau, once home to France's most notorious assassins
    Great walks  -  An ancient chateau set in lovely grounds which guests are free to explore

    A beautiful 700-year-old chateau hidden away in a pretty Gascon village. The three suites are spacious and grand and each are made up of a number of bedrooms. Expect antiques, artworks, traditional fabrics and large fireplaces. The grounds are equally impressive. A regal rural stay. See More

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  • L'Horta Lot et Garonne 8 rooms from £138

    Hideaway  -  Nestled deep in the countryside, north of Agen, and surrounded by countless vineyards. Ideal holiday hideaway!
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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    A charming B&B in the heart of Lot-et-Garonne. Offering traditionally-furnished rooms with a bright, minimalist decor, complete with wooden beams and exposed stone walls. Guests can enjoy free-to-use bikes, private parking, table tennis, an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and a beautiful garden. See More

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  • Le Stelsia Penne d'Agenais (Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot) 31 rooms from £162

    Spa breaks  -  Spa facilities include a gym, pool, massage and beauty treatments, sauna and steam room.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Dreamlike 16th century chateau and resort in Lot et Garonne standing bright within beautiful mature parkland. Rooms are boldly styled mixing old and new styles. Boasting two restaurants, a chic bar, carousel, 18-hole mini-golf course and outdoor pool. A quirky take on a rural french stay. See More

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  • Hotel Michel Trama Puymirol 9 rooms from £191

    Romantic Break  -  Sumptuous rooms with intriguing decorations.
    Foodies  -  Fabulous French restaurant.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Traditional  -  A 13th century building not far from Toulouse.
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    A 13th century mansion renovated with impeccable style. A Five Star luxury hotel with interiors that combine tradition, elegance, and inventiveness. Beautiful rooms and a suite have lavish decoration. Fabulous French restaurant and a chic swimming pool and bar area. Very romantic. See More

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