Gardonne is located some 290 miles (467 kilometers) from Paris, the country's capital.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, can only ever give you a narrow glimpse into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So try to allow a few days to visit Aquitaine's other cultural and natural attractions. Bergerac, lies roughly 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the west. Take the trip there to check out the Cyrano de Bergerac Statue and Bergerac Maison des Vins.
While you are here in Gardonne, don't forget to see Perigueux. Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast, this regional city is home to Jardin des Arenes, Musee Du Perigord and Musee de l'Armee. Place de la Clautre, Musee Gallo-Romain and Perigueux Cathedral are some of the other attractions here that should be high on every traveler's itinerary.
The best places for travelers to visit when they first arrive in a new destination are the ones that offer a window into the culture. Don't miss Aquitaine's history museums, art museums and nature museums. A useful technique to really get to know a place and its people is by learning about its past. While in Aquitaine, take the time to drop into the area's fine historic mansions.
A great way to enjoy the wild landscapes in the area around Gardonne is to join for a hiking or mountain climbing tour. De-stress like the locals in the Aquitaine region. Go cycling and shore fishing while you are in the area.
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend your last euros on that last souvenir and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the people you've met and the locations you've been.