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About bonabrigites

Bon Abri Gites are situated in the village of Puymangou in the Perigord Vert. They comprise 2 beautiful and very tranquil properties in a rural setting. The third property is occupied by the owners who keep the grounds, tennis court and swimming pool in immaculate condition for your pleasure.

Another visit to the Union de Producteurs de Saint Emilion

We were invited, once again, to visit the Saint Emilion wine Co-operative, the Union de producteurs de Saint Emilion(UDP), for a tour of the production area and to renew our relationship with the Cooperative. The drive down through rain drenched … Continue reading

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A Saint-Emilion wine tour – and more.

Every now and again, as people in the ‘Hospitality’ business, we get invitations to interesting events organised by the Office de Tourisme or one of the notable or more pro-active tourist venues. In this case we were invited (along with … Continue reading

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Perhaps my French is improving after-all

Just re-posted now I have worked out why the images did not previously show up. –  We drove through the quiet village of Monze, deep in the land of Corbiere wines (in Languedoc-Rousillon and south-east of Carcassonne). Wide, flat valleys … Continue reading

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Perhaps my French is improving after-all

  We drove through the quiet village of Monze, deep in the land of Corbiere wines (in Languedoc-Rousillon and south-east of Carcassonne). Wide, flat valleys dozed cosily in the shelter of the cracked and shattered folds of the often bare … Continue reading

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Les cagettes de l’ouest and a good night out

A few nights ago there was another of the ‘open mic’ nights in the village hall “George Brasssens” in Chenaud, Dordogne, France; where the ‘open’ section is followed by a main band. As Chenaud is only, and quite literally, ‘just … Continue reading

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A concert on the beach in Royan

The summer in Aquitaine is a cultural melting pot, full of lively, bubbling, spicy activity providing a glut for any sized cultural appetite. The greatest difficulty is deciding what to see and above all what has to be left out. … Continue reading

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A musical round trip through Bergerac from Bon Abri gites

The beautiful and compact city of Bergerac is less than an hour from Puymangou and the gites at Bon Abri. The lovely city of Bergerac was not our primary destination but it proved to be a very entertaining one. It … Continue reading

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Into south west Charente from Bon Abri Gites

As one sits on the patio behind the Old Apple Store with a glass of wine one will be gazing out across the vines in the field below, over the trees to the river Dronne and beyond to the low, … Continue reading

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Bon Abri Gites – Sardines and déjeuner sur l’herbe

For the next two-days the greatest fair in this part of France will showcase a wide range of animals and birds (big and small) from beef on the hoof that arrives in farmers trailers and leaves in abattoir trucks to … Continue reading

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Bon Abri Gites – This time Brantome and Bourdeilles

Easter weekend, the promise of a change in the weather and advertisements for a lot of events throughout the Dronne valley and beyond; sounds like the recipe for a great weekend. Surprising as it may seem we set off from … Continue reading

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