It is the last stronghold of Lot-et-Garonne before the Dordogne and the Gironde. The father of Marguerite Donnadieu is a local boy. This is why she chose "Duras", in 1943, to sign her novels ... It is in this region that she came to spend her first holidays in France, she who was born in Indochina. Her father's house, "le Platier", is in Pardaillan: today, unfortunately, only ruins remain. However, the Communauté de Communes du Pays de Duras will soon buy it back. The project is to crystallize the ruins in order to open them to the public. However, a tribute is paid to the author every year by the Association Marguerite Duras during a whole weekend of meetings. In addition, a square and a house in Duras bear her name. Exhibitions, lectures and films are regularly programmed there. The Duras Country also rhymes with authenticity and conviviality. The Côtes-de-Duras, wines with an appellation d'origine contrôlée since 1937, should benefit from all your curiosity. Your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised by the sensations that the land of these sunny hillsides will offer you. You will take advantage of the many events organised throughout the year and especially the local farmers' markets and night markets in July and August to enjoy delicious fruit and vegetables, Agen prunes and foie gras. Don't miss the visit of the castle of Duras. It has gone through history, the one with a capital H, and has been given a new lease of life since it was bought by the village of Duras and its restoration, which makes it evolve from year to year.

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