Activities

With 8 hectares (20 acres) of private land and woods, the chateau grounds are ideal for exploring, relaxing, and making the most of being outdoors. Whether it’s family time by the heated pool, foraging for mushrooms in the wooded parc, a friendly game of croquet or pétanque – a favourite French pastime – there are plenty of things to keep adults and children entertained during your stay. Onsite games include cornhole, croquet, petanque, archery, swings, and a ping pong table.

Hidden from view are steps leading to a sun-soaked terrace containing a spacious heated swimming pool, a newly added summer kitchen with plancha for alfresco dining, a pool house with showers and toilets, sun loungers, parasols, and tables for poolside relaxation.

Things to do during your stay

The chateau is located in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne, a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and a renowned gastronomic region of France.

Pampering & Massage

What better way to relax when you're on holiday than to be pampered. At the chateau we can arrange a variety of spa services including in-room massage, facials, manicures and pedicures - for individuals, groups or weddings. Advance booking required.

Nearby Villages & Sites

The Château is located just five minutes from two French villages, Moirax and Laplume. Moirax is home to the famous Cluniac abbey founded in the 11th century and Laplume is a picturesque village perched on a hill with views extending to the border of the Gers to the south. There are a variety of beautiful villages nearby that we highly recommend including Lectoure, Romieu, Nerac, Fourcès, Condom, and Montéal. Lectoure, a bastide town with a Roman history, is renowned for its antique shops and has a variety of bars and restaurants. The drive to Lectoure is picturesque, especially in July and August, due to large number of sunflower fields. For any antique enthusiasts, we have several recommended contacts.

Food, fruit and vegetable markets

There is a small food market in Laplume on Fridays from 8am to 1pm (seasonal) and one in Astaffort on Mondays from 8am to 1pm (seasonal). Click below for the full list of the town markets near Laplume.

Wine Tasting & Tours

There is a small local vineyard – Gaec de Sahuc - only a few minutes away, in between the chateau and Moirax. Free tastings and wine purchases (by the litre) are available on Fridays and Saturdays. The vineyards of Buzet and Brulhois are within 30 minutes. For a special day out head to Bordeaux, about 90 minutes away, where you can sample grand crus from the legendary estates, including St-Emilion and Pomerol. The vineyards of Bergerac and Duras are around 90 minutes and 60 minutes away from the château.

* Michelin-star Dining

Located just 5 minutes from the chateau is the Michelin-starred Auberge Le Prieuré in Moirax, serving spontaneous cuisine, bursting with flavours. An appealing and authentic establishment run by Benjamin and Agathe.

Food Lovers Paradise

The Lot and Garonne is renowned for its food, mostly notably Agen prunes, Armagnac, and the variety of produits de canard including fois gras. Mastering the art of sitting around a table and sharing laughter and food with family and friends is part of the way of life in the Lot and Garonne.

Parc Naturel Agen Garonne Passeligne-Pélissier

There is an interesting national park in Boé, with a lake which provides some activities for children and a flat and short circuit of walk around the lake. You can find out more information about their facilities online.

Horse Riding

Previous guests have found enjoyment riding ponies and horses at nearby facilities.

Private catering

We are happy to now provide private dining experiences in the comfort of the chateau. With advance notice, we provide several set menu options with optional wine pairings.

Sample menus

Traditional French cuisine

Entrée, plat, fromage, dessert

A Taste of Persia

A variety of traditional favourite dishes from Sassan’s home country of Iran. Think rice and herbs and stews.

Summer BBQ

A selection of grilled meats / fish / vegetables + sides + salads