In a region awash with chateaux, medieval towns, gentle undulating countryside and gorgeous rural architecture including pigeonniers, is the fortress town of Duras in the Lote-et-Garonne region. This charismatic village in the south west of France is a delight to walk around. There are a number of shops and cosy cafes to relax at, and a welcoming atmosphere. Traversed by the Dropt river, and stunning landscapes, there are innumerable opportunities for capturing some wonderful views that will be etched in your memory for a long time. A visit to the Chateau de Duras is a must. Dominating the surrounding countryside, this fine14th century castle, built on a rocky outcrop is magnificent, and the scenery just as captivating. If you’re in Duras during August, the Feast of Madeleine takes place in the castle with a spectacular fireworks display.