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LA RESIDENCE Valence-sur-Ba´se
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LA RESIDENCE is a fine old Maison de Maitre just off the main square of this thriving 13th Century Bastide town in the heart of Gascony SW France.  There are double doors into all the rooms which are spacious and airy.  The house is furnished elegantly with antiques and objets d'art and there are plenty of quiet areas in the house to sit and read.  Though right in the middle of the town, La Residence is very peaceful behind its 3 foot deep walls.
Valence-sur-Baise itself is completely self-contained with 3 bakers, a butcher's, Pharmacy, Tabac, Bank, Post Office and Tourist Office as well as a weekly farmer's market specialising in local produce, and a large Carrefour supermarket.  There are 2 popular bar restaurants in the town square serving good value plats du jour as well as local specialities. Down below the ramparts there's a further bar restaurant by the riverside in the Port of Valence where canal boats moor up.
Local attractions include:

12th Century Abbaye de Flaran
with its Monet, Pissaro, Bonnard, Cezanne, Rodin and Henry Moore & season of concerts, exhibitions and summer events. 
THERMAL SPA in nearby Castera Verduzan
FOIS GRAS AND ARMAGNAC TASTINGS IN CHATEAUX
TREE WALKING IN AUCH
CANOEING ALONG THE RIVER BAISE CYCLING, FISHING & GOLF
There are fetes every weekend either in Valence itself or in one of the pretty surrounding villages.  Staying at La Residence is an opportunity to take part in real French life.
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Market Day in Valence
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For any inquiries

 

please phone us here in Sussex over the winter months on

01825 872502, 

or in France Spring to Autumn on 0033-(0)562 289251

and we'll phone you right back.  Or email us anytime on

info@valenceresidence.co.uk

Thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you to LA RESIDENCE.

Janice & Stewart