Maison Duroy

Francescas, Lot-et-Garonne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 53 97 98 47

A fine old manor house filled with beauty and surrounded by gardens. Views from the terrace stretch for miles over rolling Gascogne hills


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The house, built on a promontory, has a 500-year-old feudal tower at its centre and was one of Henri IV’s hunting lodges. Both bedrooms face the garden for morning sun and are supremely comfortable with much space, proper linen bedding and freshly picked flowers. Find a peaceful space for yourselves with a book, or just to unbend, in the inner courtyard or in one of the garden ‘rooms’.

Breakfast is served wherever you want: fresh croissants and pains au chocolat, freshly squeezed oranges and fruit from the market, yogurt and good coffee. For the extra hungry, François will rustle up toasted brioche with avocado and a poached egg. Ottolenghi-inspired dinners are three courses and based on vegetarian cuisine.

You’re deep in the Gers, a quieter part of Gascony famed for its forests and hilltop towns, where you’ll still find locals in the cafes, wearing a cap and sipping a glass of chilled vin de pays. A taste of old France.

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We think you'll love

  • Arriving and simply switching off and not going anywhere - perhaps just a gentle stroll now and then
  • Exploring the authentic towns and villages around you and visiting vineyards for wine tastings
  • Being looked after so well and being cooked for with such flair
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You should know

  • It's not really suitable for children - it's quite a grown-up sort of place
  • If you choose not to have dinner in, it's a slog to the nearest decent restaurant


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner, 3 courses, €48.


Nightly price
from €180
2 Suites for 2
From €180



I was blown away by the beauty of this house and the warmth and talent of the owners. François' cooking sounded incredible and I long to spend an evening sipping wine in great company watching the sun set on the lovely hills of the Gers beyond. Truly a destination unto itself!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Set off down to the lakes, especially at sunset when you'll see deer emerging from the forest cover. The nearest town is Nerac with good restaurants, a market on Saturdays and a truffle market in winter. Lectoure is a 40-minute drive and has many musical concerts and an antique market every day. You're near the best vineyards for wine tasting (try Buzette) and the splendid local Armagnacs.

Local points of interest from François & Sylvia Heitz

  • The Maison Duroy is located on the border between Lot et Garrone and the Gers.The region with its wonderful rolling hills is also called the Tuscany of France. Enjoy the best foie gras, the finest armagnac and wonderful wines from a local winery.
  • Enjoy a boat trip on the river "Petit Baise" and make a stop in the medieval town of Nérac. Enjoy a glass of rosé on the terrace in front of Henri IV's castle or in one of the small cozy restaurants on the banks of the river.
  • Within a radius of 50 km there are 7 of the most beautiful villages of France. Browse through the small shops in Fourcès, Montréal and Lectoure and find small treasures in the numerous broccantes.
  • La Romieu and its collegiate church are a stopover at the crossroads of the roads from Le Puy and Rocamadour to Santiago de Compostela. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


François & Sylvia Heitz

François and Sylvia hail from Zurich. They both had busy professional careers but always longed for a French country house. They searched far and wide until they found this perfect beauty on a hill. François is front of house and cooks.