The surrounding area

In the small hillside village of Born, just ten minutes’ drive from the nearby 13th Century Bastide towns of Villereal and Monflanquin, our B&B is an attractive converted forge with glorious views over the surrounding countryside. There’s plenty to see and do, with great restaurants, chateaux, castles and lots of authentic French markets to enjoy.

Monflanquin arcadeAn ideal base for exploring this area, Born is just 30 minutes’ drive from Bergerac Airport (where car hire is available) and is surrounded by historic market towns and wonderful countryside.

Our nearest town is Villereal. Founded in 1269 by Alphonse de Poitiers as a French bastide, although occupied by the English during most of the Hundred Years War, nowadays it is lively and attractive, with some interesting highlights and lots of back streets to explore. The town is unusual in that it has ‘real’ shops rather than tourist shops, and is active all year around.

Monflanquin, pictured left and listed as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’, is only 15 minutes drive away. Set on a hilltop, it is a very well preserved town, and is generally agreed to be one the most historically intact examples of a medieval bastide town.