Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes to rent in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

The beautiful histsoric bastide of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande sits between Bergerac and St Emilion on the river Dordogne. The area is surrounded by colourful countryside and is known as "Pays Foyen" where the Gironde, Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne meet. One of several fortified towns in the Gironde dating back to the 12th Century, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is relaxed, refined and full of culture and tradition.

There are abundant cafes and restaurants in the town plus an excellent market selling local produce such as truffles and foie gras, which is a real bonus if you are staying in a self catering villa or apartment. And if you enjoy wine, you will be spoilt for choice with so many vineyards offering wine tasting especially around St Emilion and Bergerac, and also a little further west of Bordeaux in Médoc and Haut Médoc.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
River & lakeside beaches
Historic sights
Car recommended
Nearest airport Bordeaux (90km)
Train station Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

Featured Sainte Foy la Grande villa rentals

There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay, with some excellent private holiday rentals including a few medieval villas, converted farmhouses and barns. All of the self-catering accommodation is within walking distance of the centre and some have the enviable position of being on the banks of the Dordogne with magnificent river views.

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Things to see and do

This medieval town is the ideal spot to simply relax, unwind and soak up the atmosphere, but there is so much more to see and do and all within a few hours drive. Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and countryside to explore.

A few suggestions...
Wander around the beautiful gardens of Sardy
Tour the 17th century Chateau de Vacques vineyards that overlooks the Dordogne
Visit the bustling city of Bordeaux just 90kms away
Explore the pre-historic caves of Lascaux
Hourtin-Carcans is the largest lake in France and is surrounded by beautiful beaches
gardends of sardy, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, gironde

Our view on Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

We think this pretty country town, the smallest commune in France, is one of those places you'll fall in love with and return to year after year. During the summer, it's a melting pot of tourists from all over the world who go to soak up the atmosphere, to wine and dine, and to simply have a good time.