Guest Services - Restaurants, car hire, wine, food & drink etc
A selection of Links to services and items of interest to Halcyon Leisure guests
Quick links to: Car & Bicycle Hire Estate Agency Food & Drink - Wine Catering services Eating out
Halcyon Leisure hold details of the following services that may be of use to guests: Please contact us for further details:
- Catering at the property you have booked, or sumptuous picnics ( All should be prebooked)
- Collection/Drop off for Toulouse, Bergerac or Bordeaux airports (All should be prebooked)
- Respite care for elderly party members
Buggs car hire, based in Montflanquin, are an English run local car hire specialist with desks and vehicles at Bergerac, Limoges and Biarritz airports only.
Good rates, friendly service.... first call for Halcyon Leisure when we are travelling via Bergerac.
Other car hire companies
- Montaigu de Quercy: Garage Larroque (Ford garage on the Bourg de Visa road) (Tel: +33 (0)5 63 94 46 33) hires bicycles and quad bikes.
- Montayral / Fumel: Clinic Velo (Tel: +33 (0)5 53 75 06 97) hires all year round and is open every morning and afternoon Tuesday to Saturday. Costs vary from about 10€ for half a day to 65€ for the week for an adult bike.
- Villeneuve-sur-Lot: Cycles Lamiche (http://www.cycles-lamiche.fr/) (next to the Mairie) (Tel: +33 (0)5 53 70 42 65) hires road bikes for children and adults. Tuesday to Saturday 9h-12h and 14h-18h30
- Cahors - Velo du Lot ( velodulot.com) British run at Maxou, just north of Cahors.
Estate Agents and other property services
Contact Jenny Small of Agence Newton (Quercy), based at Touffailles, for help and information on buying or selling properties
Based in Cahors, and now with an office at Montcuq, Ludovic Mouly and his team at Mouly Immobilier welcome your property related enquiries with a wide range of properties on offer throughout the Lot département. Mouly Immobilier are also regular exhibitors at the France Shows in London and elsewhere - meet the team there!
Xavier Immobilier, based in Montaigu de Quercy will be pleased to receive enquiries for purchase and sale of property
Food & Drink - Gourmet tours.
Lot On Tours offer a selection of minibus tours starting from Puy L'Eveque to food and wine produces in the Lot valley, with a delicious gourmet picnic option packed with local produce.
The 'Tasty Tour' offers visits to explore wines, foie gras and other duck products
The 'Malbec Tour' is all about wine and wine tasting
The 'Quercy Tour' explores the delicious Rocamadour goats cheese and wine
Click on the logo or link above to visit their website for further details and bookings.
Food & Drink - Markets (Le marché)
The highlight of the holiday for many: Quite the best way to buy the freshest and most delicious produce direct from the suppliers. Enjoy a couple of hours at the market before returning for a lazy picnic lunch round the pool with the finest of meat on the barbecue, the freshest of bread, delicious cheeses, charcuterie, fruit, vegetables and so much more! Our guide to French Country Markets includes a list of markets around the Quercy area
Food & Drink - Wine
Mike & Sue Small welcome you to Domaine du Garinet (near Le Boulvé) to taste their quality wines. They are not only wine producers but also have walnut and plum orchards - if you are lucky, you will get there on a baking day!
Jean-Francois and Geneviève Meyan welcome you to Chateau Latuc near Mauroux to sample their fine wines
You won't miss the giant wine bottles along the roads east of Tournon d'Agenais leading to Vin du Tsar near Thézac.
Visit their site to find out how the name came to be, and visit them to taste their fine wines.
Pech d'Auzonne organic winery is a few yards from Pech D'Auzonne ref 08PDA (where you can sleep in a cave). It is located at Escayrac which is on the D4 that runs south from Montcuq
This is run by Jean-Pierre Caumont and his English wife Claire, and their enterprise also includes organic cereal production. Visitors are welcome by appointment, or you can order their excellent wines from their website.
The historic Chateau de Chambert , near Floressas ( almost in the centre of the triangle Tournon d'Agenais, Fumel, Prayssac) has been producing wine since 1690, and is one of the areas leading quality wine producers, with a position in the World's Top 50 wines for 2016. There is a very informative English & French Website, and open for tours, tastings, on site and online sales - and set in the most beautiful countryside of the south side of the Lot valley.
There are many other wineries to research, visit, taste, discuss and enjoy the fine wines of the area: Please see the Vallée du Lot et Vignoble website for a very good selection.
Food and Drink - Eating In - Catering services
For that special occasion during your stay in this area, or a celebration cake there are a number of businesses in the area who will help
Le Quercy Kitchen, based at Albas on the river Lot will create the most delicious cakes or prepare a meal for you by quotation so you can enjoy an evening with friends or family without having to do the work.
If the thumbnail on the right tempts you, please visit the website for
Food and Drink - Eating out
A selection of restaurants and other food outlets that Guests might like to try: Your feedback on these places, and suggestions for others that we might add is welcome.
A list of restaurant recommendations taken from Guest Comments forms in 2016 can be found HERE (printable pdf)
Café du Centre at Roquecor is a lively bar/restaurant popular with the Expat community. Always plenty going on here - See their website for the latest news of events and other specials going on right in the heart of Roquecor.
Situated right by the crossroads in Montaigu de Quercy, Le Midi has a good French menu at reasonable cost, as well as being a pleasant place to stop for a drink and to watch the world go by.
The menu includes a wide range of local specialities to suit all budgets and tastes.
Hôtel les Voyageurs at Tournon D'Agenais is run by chef/patron Denis and his wife Valerie, and the restaurant has a great reputation for quality food.
As part of the Logis hotel chain, it is also a very reasonable overnight stay, and the buffet breakfast including home made jams and local honeys makes a great start to the day.
The Café de France offer a good menu in pleasant surroundings in the centre of Montcuq - another place where you are likely to hear as many English voices as French!
In a glorious setting near Tournon d'Agenais, Château l'Hoste is a great choice for a special celebration meal
Auberge de Brelan is just off the main road between Tournon d'Agenais and Agen, and is a family friendly place, with set children's menus available
Auberge de Lauzinie is attached to a riding and equitation centre between Bourg de Visa and Lacour de Visa - Guests have recommended the gambas here.
Au P'tit Moissac - Highly recommended by our Owners - Advance booking essential we are told. Gourmet meals from local produce. Deep in the countryside between Touffailles and Bourg de Visa at Moissaguel - Not Moissac!!!
Missing the traditional English? Cod en Bleu is a mobile Fish & Chip van covering the area around Montaigu de Quercy - see their site for details of where and when they will be, and you can also place orders.