Our village is rightly proud of it's local shop, a Vival/Casino supermarket offering a full range of items including many locally produced and BIO. It is wonderfully run by a very friendly young couple who also offer some delicious home made dishes, fresh bread, and roast chickens to order on Sundays through the summer months. In winter it further offers fresh oysters direct from the Isle D'Oleron on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The village has its own petrol station and electric car charge points.
As you would expect there is a well stocked and helpful pharmacy, a hairdresser, two souvenir shops, a local garage and a post office.
There is also a colourful summer market in the square every Tuesday morning offering a wide range of seasonal and local produce, as well as local handicrafts.
Just a few steps from the gite, the village square is the pretty location for our bar/auberge "Les Arcades" offering a choice of meals lunchtime and evening, as well as drinks and ice creams throughout the day.
In an adjacent corner of the historic square is "Le Menagier" a fine dining experience offering fresh, local, seasonal choices.
Frederic at "Au Balladin de la Gresigne" proudly offers a very special coffee shop experience. The jewel in the crown of his business is the sheltered, sunny, outdoor terrace offering unrivalled and extensive views of local countryside - the Gresigne Valley and its ancient forest. The menu comprises, a choice of teas, coffees, soft drinks, smoothies and light snacks with which you can sample local wines. This is a place of quiet, with classical music playing whilst you peruse the books and gifts on offer.
"Pizzeria Marina" offers a wide choice of pizzas for eat in or to eat on their roadside tables, or take away. They also offer salads and a selection of wines, beer and soft drinks
Being in one of France's oldest grape growing regions, we are especially blessed with many vineyards - all offering opportunities not just for "degustation" and purchase, but also for apero concerts during the summer months.
The region has well signed wine routes.
Furthermore there are signposted driving itineraries offering opportunites to visit and enjoy the neighbouring villages of Puycelsi, Larroque and Bruniquel.
Larger towns including the departmental capital town Albi, now a UNESCO recognised site, and the popular town of St Antonin Noble Val are around 30-40 minutes away.
Slightly further afield, do not miss the delights of Ambialet in the valley of the Tarn, Millau and THAT spectacular bridge, Carcassonne and its fairy tale architecture and Cahors and its exceptional wines and busy market.
The choice is endless - and our country neighbours of Andorra and Spain are 3 and 4 hours away respectively.
Truly connected, truly fantastic!