The local village contains just about everything you will need including a butcher, several bakers, a patisserie, a charcuterie, two pharmacies, a bank, a post office, a small supermarket, a florist, a presse, a petrol station with tabac and a market on Thursday.
If you need shopping on a slightly grander scale, then head to Tonneins, which is about 15 minutes drive straight through Clairac on the D911. There you will find an E Leclerc hypermarket and numerous other shops and services.
Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Marmande
These are fairly large towns and, as such, are surrounded by commercial parks with large stores offering everything you could possibly need. The town centres are worth a visit and a wander, but they are bustling country market towns, and are not as picturesque as many of the smaller towns and villages in the region.
The capital of Lot-et-Garonne is a small, thriving city and certainly worth a visit. There are some interesting shops and historical architecture, and plenty of places for a good lunch. There are a number of brocantes (antique shops) on the road to Agen and in the city centre itself where you can find some nice pieces at reasonable prices.
“A beautiful house in beautiful grounds”
We have had a wonderful time, with excellent attention and service from Monique and Jean-Claude.