Pre-Christmas breaks in Clairac!

At this time of year, a mini breakaway sounds lovely but impossible! Just imagine though being to relax in Clairac which is situated in the beautiful Aquitaine region and to be able to delight in the autumnal colours and enjoy leisurely Christmas shopping too!

Overlooking the beautiful river Lot, Les Séchoirs offers guests comfort and tranquillity and the chance to relax in front of a real log fire. There is a lovely riverside walk to the village of Clairac which offers several good places to eat, including the ever popular L’Ecule d’Or restaurant. Pamper yourself and get ready for the festive season! Clairac also has several really good hairdressers and Helene the beautician is very popular and is particularly good for beautiful nails. She stocks lovely gift for ladies including jewellery, scarves and bags.

There are several fun places to visit whilst in Clairac where you can buy some really lovely gifts and these include the wine cooperative at Buzet.which stocks an excellent range of wines plus glasses, wine chillers etc. La Maison de la Noisette at Lacepede which has delicious products made from local hazelnuts. Another foodie treasure chest is Ferme de Ramon (Lafitte sur Lot) which has various gift packs of its excellent Foie Gras, whilst Musée du Pruneau near Temple sur Lot has a really good gift shop and gift ideas include a delicious prune liqueur! In the same direction is the cheese maker Baechler which makes a range of excellent cheeses; and of course there’s Latour Marliac, famous for its water lilies. A beautiful water lily makes a really unusual gift and the recipient will be in good company as this is where the artist Monet bought his!

Just eight kilometres from Clairac lies Tonneins with more Christmas gift ideas including Les Talons d’Or in Rue Maréchal Jaffre (the road leading to the market place) which always has an eye catching window display with stylish clothes and shoes for all the family. Lovely gifts for the home can be found in Ets Gombert which overlooks the market square and of course on Saturdays there is a sizeable market with dozens of stalls selling clothes, mobile accessories and bags for all the family…

On the other hand, if you simply want to relax and do your Christmas shopping online, then a glass of wine in front of one of the log fires at Les Séchoirs with really good wi-fi has to be the perfect solution!

Wishing our guests and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year