Barie is a small peaceful hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is ideal for both cycling, walking and exploring the Gironde area, seeing the wildlife, deer, red squirrels, lizzards and many different birds.
About the Area
The house is 3 km from Castets en Dorthe where you will find a boulangerie, butcher, small supermarket with meat counter, post office, bar, doctor’s surgery and dispensary. On the canal du midi at Castets there is a restaurant with bar for a relaxing meal both at lunch time and for dinner.
The larger supermarkets are to be found in both La Reole and Langon. La Reole boasts France’s oldest Town Hall, constructed for Richard the Lionhart in the 12th century and an old monastery. At the front of the Abbaye des Benedictins there are great views of the Dropt valley, well worth exploring. Langon is a thriving centre, although modernised it still retains some pretty lanes to wander down with interesting shops, bicycle hire at the Office de Tourisme , restaurants and cafes to enjoy, the large Friday market is well worth visiting.
Caudrot has a small supermarket and in the little square where there is often a game of boule to watch.
On the way to St Macaire with its lovely old narrow streets, its medieval church, the Église-Prieuré and restaurants there are some pretty walks along the Garonne.