In & Around Longeveau
* PLACES TO SEE *
Auberterre is a beautiful little village a couple of miles down the road from Longeveau. It is built on the slopes of a cliff overlooking the river, underneath an old roman fort. It has a number of beautiful unique churches, and a very nice central square full of bars, restaurants, creperies and antique stores.
Visit auberterresurdronne.com for more info.
* PLACES TO EAT *
The cottages at Longeveau are self catering, but there is a restaurant in the grounds of Longeveau itself. Plus a charming hamper of fresh croissants and bread will be brought to your door each morning by one of the wedding party.
Although there will be a number of communal meals, If you're looking for places to eat out (we suggest on Saturday night), there are several good options. The area is, unsuprisingly, full of good little French restaurants. The restaurants listed below are the ones we can recommend, or that offer something different from the French cuisine you can find in every town.
There is a very good restaurant just up the hill from the main square in Aubeterre sur Dronne called La Tapzzeria, which offers a mix of Tapas dishes, and authentic stonebaked pizzas.
That's not it's real name, and in fairness, it's not really a swamp either. It's a nice resteraunt on the outskirts of Riberac, lying on the side of the river on the edge of the woods. It does some great food, and the chef/owner used to live in London and is very helpful. Ask Richard at the bar for directions and its real name of you're interested.
A nice little French restaurant in Auberterre. It's in the little alley near the church, with a multi leveled terrace and nice views.
* ACTIVITIES *
There's a bunch of interesting things to do in and around Longeveau. Here's a smattering of what's in store...
Longeveau has an 9 hole golf course. If you are interested in signing up to our wedding tournament. Please follow this link
In true Mark style, we are having a brides vs grooms basketball tournament the day before the wedding. Emma has requested only tall people and people small enough to run through their legs need apply. You know who you are!!! Amazing prize for winning team!!
As well as a few swimming pools in some of the properties, Longeveau has an amazing 25 metre pool if you feel brave enough to take a dip in the autumnal weather please be our guest.
Racket wealding guests will be welcomed!!!
Both Auberterre and Riberac offer canoe and kayak hire if you fancy spending a couple of hours relaxing on the (shallow and slow moving) Dronne river. You can check 'em out here.
It is a beautiful area, and there are a number of cycling tours and places to hire bikes locally. Be warned, there are some bloody big hills in places.
Onsite beauty salon, we will update this page with the link asap should you wish to have an onsite pamper??
The staff at Manoir de Longeveau are super helpful, so just ask them for more info on anything you would like to see or do