There are numerous places of interest to visit nearby. To mention but a few:
Around the Area
Villandraut, with its lively lake/beach, and canoeing on the Ciron, Castle Villandraut and the elegant Chateau Cazeneuve, with its river side grotto.
The medieval village of St. Macaire just 10 minutes from the house with its lovely narrow streets has its original gates, battlements and medieval church, it offers a number of good restaurants and cafes. Cadillac, Sauveterre de Guyenne and Bazas are all lovely old towns with interesting architecture and all have weekly market days. Closer to home are other lively markets in both Langon and La Reole.
A visit to Bordeaux is also a must, either by car or train (from La Reole or Langon), it has excellent shopping, restaurants and architecture and a vibrant Sunday market. Visit the Miroir d'eau a fantastic feature opposite Place de la Bourse overlooking the Garonne. The Grand Theatre in the quarter of Grands Hommes has been lovingly resorted, a tour costs around 3 Euros.
Further afield, Duras with its lovely Chateau, restaurants and bars and St. Emilion, famous for its fine wines and collegiate Cloisters, the King’s Tower, beautiful cobbled streets, the quaint squares full of cafes and restaurants and the degustations to pleasure the pallet.
Arcachon, on the Atlantic coast, with its miles of sandy beaches is approx. 60 minutes drive from the house. The Pyla sand dunes also in Arcachon are the highest in Europe and well worth the walk to the top to see the stunning views of the coast. Alternatively there are many local lakes with beaches worth visiting.