Mouledou is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Lot et Garonne. Perfect for exploring on foot, bicycle or by car.
In France there is a general "right to roam" and, as long as you respect the other
persons land and crops, most farmers will not mind you wandering over their farms.
There are wonderful walks to be had in every direction from Mouledou -
Mouledou is situated midway between the picturesque bastides of Penne D' Agenais (7 km) and Tournon D' Agenais (5 km). The local village Dausse, with bakery /supermarket, cafes, pizzeria, restaurant and filling station (plus garage, post office and vet!), is 3km away. The pretty hamlet of Cazideroque is approximately 1km. Mouledou gites are approximately 20 minutes drive from the bustling market town of Villeneuve sur Lot.
Lot et Garonne
“not too touristy or crowded, enjoying local traditions and colour, in an area of wealth and sophistication”
“An area famous for the wonderful cuisine, plentiful markets, excellent wines, delightful medieval villages and stunning, panoramic views.”
The Bastide Towns & Surrounds
“Beautiful, historic and fortified hill top towns all well worth a visit”
These medieval, fortified towns are now frequently the locations for artisan workshops,
cafes, restaurants, markets and festivals. The Lot-
The sign posted ‘Circuit des Bastides’ actually passes the end of the Mouledou driveway
and an interetsing tour of some/all of the villages is a must! Our favourite is the
very local and beautiful Penne d'Agenais but others well worth a visit include Monflanquin,
Tournon d'Agenais -
Penne d'Agenais (5 -
Villeneuve (about 20 minutes drive) is one of the largest bastide towns. Founded
in 1264, it has preserved a large quantity of small streets and half-
Agen, the County town of the Lot-
Pujols le Haut is approx 25 minutes away by car and is one of the 'plus beaux villages
de France'. Perched on a hill just south of Villeneuve-
The markets are a real feature of the area and the farmers markets specialising in local produce can be visited every day in various towns.
Le Temple sur Lot – 35 minutes -
Arcachon – a beautiful, sheltered sea-
Bordeaux is an amazing and beautiful city – wealthy through wine – “a mini Paris”.
The many splendours of the Dordogne are within easy reach of Mouledou (about 40 minutes).
With caves and prehistoric sites, beautiful towns and villages -
Biron is a lovely castle about 10 km from Villereal, just south of Monpazier, on a hilltop with views across miles of countryside. The village below Biron castle is lovely, and there is a pleasant restaurant.
Beynac, also on the Dordogne River, has a spectacular castle overlooking the river and the countryside, and a lovely climb through the village to reach it.
Gavaudun Castle / St Avit / Beauville -
Plus… Something for the children
If all of the above is not what they are really after then don’t forget :
- Canoeing or boating on the Lot – hire boats from Port de Penne (10 mins)
- Parc Walibi , Agen – 45 mins – amusement park with water slides
- P’arc en ciel – La capelle Biron – tree top adventure – 45 mins.
- Bergerac water park – 45 mins
- Caves – Domme – largest in Perigord Noir or Grottes de Lastourelle, Pujols -
- Pirate Parc – Penne – something gentle for the little ones
- Horse riding -
several places - best for youngsters between Mouledou and Pujols
- Tennis (Tournon) pay and play – reserve at La Voyager on the roundabout. Or big club in Villeneuve (Rue D’Agen – holiday membership available – clay & indoor courts)
- Golf – 3 no. 18 hole course – best just the other side of Villeneuve
- Le Stelsia St Sylvestre Resort -
10 mins - including:
- Biggest mini-
golf in Europe
- 3 Cafe/Restaurants
- Tennis, beach football etc.
Towns & Villages
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Countryside, Town & Villages around Mouledou
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