Manoir Laurette is a beautiful 19th century country house located in the charming hamlet of Lorette on the border of two departements Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne; France’s principal wine region and ‘le Verger de France’ (orchard of France). The picturesque bastide towns of Monségur and Duras are just minutes away, playing host to weekly produce markets and, during the summer months, the regions famed night markets where regional dishes and live entertainment are put on for visitors and locals alike. St Emilion is a 45 minute drive, Bordeaux an hour and even Toulouse ‘la ville rose’ is within striking distance for a day-trip. The Dune de Pilat, Europe’s tallest sand dune is an unforgettable day trip and the region’s numerous chateaux are world class. Closer to home are the interweaving waterways of the canal du midi and the majestic River Garonne, offering the chance of a boat trip, kayak hire and perfect for a bike ride. Or simply set out with no itinery through fields of vines and sunflowers to discover hidden treasures of brocantes, medieval villages, markets and cafes.