: St Malo
Grande Croix is a half a kilometre stroll from Duras which is a pretty bastide town with its own chateau, holding cultural and historic events during the summer. There is a weekly market selling local produce and crafts and a good selection of restaurants, shops, bakeries and two small supermarkets. A larger selection of restaurants and shopping is within easy reach, and for cultural interest Bergerac (half an hour), Bordeaux (one and a quarter hours) and Tolouse (all with international airports) are very near. Grande Croix is within easy driving distance of the Dordogne valley and the wine chateaux's of St Emillion, Bordeaux, Cahors and Monbazillac. Local small vineyards also welcome visitors for impromptu wine tasting. Golf courses are within a 40 minute drive and the area is ideal for cycling, walking and canoing on the River Dordogne. Further afield there are the sand dunes at Arcachon near Bordeaux.