About the area and how to find us

La Balie is set amongst the rolling terrain and Bastide towns of the Lot-et-Garonne in South West France. 

Explore local towns and castles, canoe the Dordogne, go wine tasting; or stay put by the pool for some serious R&R.

La Balie is a short drive from Monflanquin, a pretty bastide village chosen as one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. There are shops, restaurants, bakeries and everything else you’ll need for your stay.

The beautiful valley of Gavaudun is a short stroll from the house where you’ll find a great circular walk through open woodland, the pretty village of St Avit and the stunning rock-hewn tower of Gavaudun.

There are masses of things to do in the local area; bustling markets for fresh fruit and vegetables, chateaux and castles to visit, wonderful vineyards and wine tastings, canoeing on the Dordogne or relaxing by our beautiful, heated, saltwater pool.

Originally a hill-top farm, all the cottages at La Balie have stunning views over rolling countryside. For some serious relaxation grab a glass of chilled rosé, listen to the ancient church bells peal across the valley and watch a spectacular sunset

How to get to us…

By Car

La Balie is located on the D162 just outside the village of Salles in the Lot-et-Garonne. (Beware there are several towns in France called Salles so do make sure you choose the right one!)

La Balie is in most GPS’s under it’s original 17th century spelling of La Baillie.

There’s plenty of parking available at La Balie

By Rail

There is a TGV (high speed train) direct from Paris to Agen which takes 3.5 hours. Agen is approximately 50km SE of La Balie.

You can hire a car in Agen to continue your journey or connect onto a regional train to Monsempron Libos which is our nearest station at just over 15km from the house

Closest TGV station – Agen

Closest Regional Station – Monsempron Libos

By Air

Bergerac Airport is our closest airport and is an easy 45 minute (50km) drive from the house.

There are several carriers flying into Bergerac

Ryan Air – Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted

Jet2.com – Leeds

British Airways – London City

Agen Airport is tiny regional airport about 45km south of La Balie with flights from Paris on HOP!

Bordeaux Airport  and Toulouse Airport are also both within reach at approximately 2 hours drive (160km) from La Balie.

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