It's raining, it's gray and cold... no more outdoor outings! It's time to get sheltered and warm. You wonder where to go when it rains in Lot-et-Garonne. Fortunately, the region offers many activities to do indoors. Between museums, caves, castles and many other unusual leisure activities... there is plenty to enjoy on rainy days. We're taking you on a rainy but lively getaway in Lot-et-Garonne.
Opening photo: ©Pexels / Vlad Chețan
If you are a lover of old stones, in the Lot-et-Garonne, you cannot be bored... Whether you like medieval fortresses, Renaissance palaces or beautiful classical residences, there is no doubt that you will love the magnificent castles the Pays de Lauzun, the Haute Lède Valley, the lands of the Albret family or the Val de Gascogne... Romantic or mysterious, a castle is the ideal place to take refuge during a cold and rainy day, especially if you are in love. So if you're looking for where to go with your girlfriend when it rains, we show you around the Châteaux du Lot-et-Garonne.
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To avoid the rain, there is nothing better than hiding in the depths of the Earth… In Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve, the Grotte de Lastournelle offers you a “ journey to the center of the Earth ”. Visit with a flashlight, treasure hunt, workshop of apprentice paleontologists, the guides put you in the mood, during a very immersive underground excursion. You will come out of this adventure wide-eyed and amazed by so much sparkle.
Photo © Cave of Lastournelle
Escape games are one of the trendy places, and for good reason... Here's an unusual activity to tickle your brain and share fun times with friends, to keep busy when it rains. The escape game with the Cave du Marmandais offers you an oenological journey. If you manage to unravel the mysteries of this "escape-wine", a tasting of these exceptional wines is offered to you. Police investigation, bank robbery, intergalactic travel and science fiction... Many other experiences await you on the escapegame.fr Lot-et-Garonne site (fr).
Whatever the weather, it doesn't stop you from wanting to exercise. Are you looking for an activity to do with friends on rainy days? The laser tag is for you. You will be able to let off steam, shoot anything that moves or set up a strategy to make your team win, the choice is yours… A little competition is stimulating and this game is really addictive! In the Lot-et-Garonne, go to the "Monster laser game", in Castelculier, or to the "Laser Lander" in Agen.
Under the raindrops, the shopping session risks being cancelled… You wonder how to occupy your relaxing afternoon with your friends when it rains. Recharging your batteries in a spa, lounging in a jacuzzi or letting yourself go during a treatment, what better way to forget the grayness! Taking care of yourself is always heartwarming and you feel so much better afterwards. You will come out serene, full of energy and ready to face cold and rain. The Lot-et-Garonne has thermal waters with multiple virtues and famous thermal baths. We have selected good addresses for well-being spaces in Lot-et-Garonne for you.
Photo © The Stelsia Spa
To pass the time during a downpour, why not take a nice and friendly break in a games bar. You will find something to keep the children busy on rainy days. This is an opportunity to share a board game with the family and test new things before bringing them home. Are you looking for a good address? Meet at Guyajeux in Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
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You wouldn't expect it, but Lot-et-Garonne is the region where one of the best gins in the world is produced! If you want to taste original flavors with your friends, introduce your palates to gin at the Distillerie du Grand Nez. You will be surprised by its delicate and subtle fragrances. In addition, Anne-Hélène and Éric favor short circuits to respect their ecological values.
Photo © Grand Nez Distillery
Val de Garonne, Pays du Dropt, Coteaux du Buzet and Lot Valley, the wine-growing region of Lot-et-Garonne is very diverse. There is no shortage of assets to delight your taste buds. You will warm up in the cellars and enjoy the warm welcome of the winegrowers, in moderation of course. We have selected for you 5 wine tours for wine lovers.
The Chocolate Museum of the Chocolaterie Rody is an ode to indulgence, an encounter with a cocoa enthusiast, but also a space for creation. All your senses will be awakened during the production workshops, where you can get your hands dirty… with cocoa, of course, by making your own chocolate bar.
More classic, but it's always a good idea to learn, as a family. So we suggest you visit the museums of Lot-et-Garonne. Art of living, traditions, old crafts, works by local artists… there is something for everyone and something to satisfy all your current desires. Here is our article on all the museums of Lot-et-Garonne, classified by theme.
We hope that we have given you some good ideas to occupy a rainy stay in Lot-et-Garonne.