An hour from Bordeaux, this likeable town with lots to do might even merit an overnight.
Ultralights and gardens in France's tomato capital.
France's tomato capital, the picturesque town of Marmande is just an hour from Bordeaux, and there's so much to see and do here that you might want to consider overnighting. The adventurous can soar over the landscape in an ultralight from the UML air base at Fourques-sur-Garonne, ten minutes out of town. Golfers will appreciate the extensive links in the area, and flower-lovers will appreciate the romantic Beauchamp Gardens, which since 2004 have offered visitors a variety of lovely landscapes to enjoy, such as a palm grove, Zen garden, English garden, and others, abounding with brooks, waterfalls, ponds, and lakes.