Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘delightful’ small wine-growing town between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, the Blanchet family’s restaurant-with-rooms has a terrace facing Duras’s 14th-century fortress which looks across a vast plain. It stands in a quiet garden with a good pool. In the dining room (with 18th-century decor), there is an often-changing menu featuring local produce. Fresh bread is baked daily. Mixed views of the rooms: ‘Ours, on the ground floor in the annexe, had plenty of space, easy wheelchair access, well-adapted shower and bathroom.’ But another couple thought their small room ‘nothing special (bathroom with plastic sliding door)’. Marguerite Duras, née Donnadieu, chose her nom-de-plume because her parents once lived near here. Also near is the Lac de Castelgaillard with water sports, horse riding, etc.
Boulevard Jean Brisseau
00 33 5538 3745 8
Hotel open all year; restaurant closed Mon, Sat lunch, Sun dinner.
Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, terrace, swimming pool, billiards room, spa, parking.
Yes, children's menu available.
Yes, for €10 per day.
All major cards accepted.
Standard double from €84–€94.