Eynesse travel guide

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Eynesse is a small village to the west of the bastide town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, in the east of the Gironde department (hence east of Bordeaux).

Note that here in Eynesse you are in the Gironde department to the south of the river, but the northern bank of the river is in the Dordogne department.

Exploring Eynesse

France This Way review: although there isn't a great deal to see here, a stop in Eynesse for a stroll is recommended when you are passing

In the village you will find a cafe, a small temple, a village church, and a picturesque street of houses that runs down to the Dordogne river and nice views in both directions.

There are also two small museums in Eynesse village, one dedicated to the Burette (these are oil cans, with the museum having thousands of cans for all purposes, from olive oil dispensing to oil lamp fillers) and the other museum dedicated to old agricultural machinery and tools. Find them down the lane towards the river.

A scenic drive through Eynesse

I came across Eynesse because I was following the scenic drive that heads westwards from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (along the D130) along the southern side of the Dordogne river,.

This scenic route has quite a few glimpses of the Dordogne river and passes through attractive countryside, eventually reaching the bridge at Pessac-sur-Dordogne. Only about 15 kilometres total distance and it makes for a nice drive or bike ride - a nice alternative to the busy road that follows the same route north of the river.

Attractions nearby

Particular local highlights include the Gardens at Sardy, where both formal and informal gardens run down the hill below an attractive manor house.

The mosaics at Montcaret, an excavated roman villa that is a listed national monument, are just a few kilometres west of Eynesse.

You will also want to stroll around the historic centre of nearby Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and we recommend you travel a little further east to visit the lovely historic centre at Bergerac.

You can find more travel ideas in the Gironde guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy

The Jardins de Sardy to the wet of Bergerac are one of our favourite gardens to visit in the region

Les Jardins de Sardy guide


Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, on the Dordogne river west of Bergerac, has an attractive medieval centre with several houses of interest

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande guide


At Montcaret you can visit the archaeological site of a Roman villa to see ancient mosaics

Montcaret guide


Pellegrue is a very small village but well worth exploring when you are visiting this part of the Dropt Valley

Pellegrue guide


Duras is a quiet town that is above all known for the local wine and the Chateau de Duras in the town

Duras guide


The bastide town of Monsegur, in the Dropt Valley, has a substantial part of its original fortifications intact

Monsegur guide

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Address: Eynesse, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Libourne, Aquitaine, 33220, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.826111, longitude 0.155278

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