Aquitaine region of South West France offers something for everyone
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A land of four seasons


We are blessed with a great climate with defined contrast between the seasons.


Spring time is a personal favourite – crisp mornings, warm afternoons, the countryside awash with colour of wild flowers, oil seed rape, and alive with wildlife. It is a wonderful season for those who like the outdoors – walking, riding, cycling, golf etc are great.


Summers are hot, and during this period people tend to live outside – covered terraces and pools come into their own. Old stone construction and shutters over windows are of great benefit in keeping indoors cool. It is a lazy season – sunflowers fill the countryside, the grapes are growing on the vines, and the squares are filled with markets and café’s. The young particularly and enjoying the water activities available – swimming, water parks, canoeing etc.


The autumn is also a great season, with temperatures ideally suited to outdoor activities, with a lovely array of autumn colours from the numerous species of trees – oak, chestnut, beach, poplar amongst the most plentiful.


Winters are characterised by cold nights but clear days. Central heating is highly recommended for this period. It is a season for brisk walks, before returning to roaring fires.


The Big Toe Test
People with swimming pools will keep tend to open them in April / May, and close them down in October for the winter – particularly if they benefit from some form if heating. With no form of heating or protection, the season starts in June and will end in September as a general rule.


Why Buy Here...

Great climate

Beautiful countryside

Stunning architecture

Rich in history

Quality of life

Superb gastronomy

Local wines

Strong community

Fun, facilities & activities

Great for kids

Stable politics

Sound investment

Communications & access

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The Dordogne

The Gironde

The Lot-et-Garonne

Key Towns


Current Weather

Getting Here

Local Accommodation


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