La Min-sú de Terrasson

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Terrasson's amenities

'Terrasson-Lavilledieu is the 'chef lieu du canton', and provides services to the surrounding communities. For this reason the small town of Terrasson has a disproportionate number of banks, supermarkets, (general) medical practitioners, pharmacies, hairdressers, restaurants and government services in relation to its size.

Terrasson is divided in its 'old town' the medieval bourg (or Nicle) and medieval bridge. This is were you find most of the artisan shops, cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours. The 'new town' on the opposite side of new bridge, with the road axis ending at the train station. Most of this part of Terrasson was constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries, after the arrival of the railways. This is where you find most banks, the cinema, some bars (on the Place de Martyrs), restaurants as well as family run shops for day to day use.

The last addition to Terrasson, across the Pont de l'Europe, is the 'zone d'activité', an area combining an industrial area with a strip-mall, representing the 21st century. In France these zones are sometimes identified as the cause of death of all (economic) activity in the town centres. As they house the grande surfaces; large supermarkets, discounters, and other (inter)national chain branded stores, like the McDonalds, Marie Blanchère bakery and lots of parking space.


  • O'Porto Restaurant Cafe(1)
    1 minute walk across the road from us. Newly renovated, from outside you can’t imagine it is a big restaurant. Portugese style, surpringly delicious in a reasonable price. Be wanted for the huge portion! ;)

  • La Mandragore(5)
    Located in the old town, outside tables offer a panoramic view already worth a visit. You may see the chef coming out from his kitchen to fetch fresh herbs, which will be on your delicious and beautifully decorated plate in a moment! And the‘Fou du Chef’ is a surprise!:D

  • Le Moulin de L’imaginaire(4)
    Located on the Vézère with great views of the old bridge. Good value (though not cheap), with cosy atmosphere and great presentation.

  • Au P'tit Bonheur de la place Bouquir(6)
    Located in the Bouquir square, having a good view on the square. Food is good & pretty and friendly service. Will give you free home-made soup!

  • Other restaurants to choose from:
    Au Jardin D'O, Le bouche à oreille (19) , Les Agapes (7), Le Rapoutet (20) or Chez Canta (15).

Bars, lunchrooms, cafeteria

  • Banana's kafe(9)
    A bar cum lunchroom. At the corner of the 'new' bridge this place provides light lunches overlooking the river.

  • La Rose Anglaise(8)
Run by two British ladies, this salon de the serves tea, coffee, beer and wine, accompanied by home-made cakes, cookies, scones, salads and quiche. Real English spoken here!

  • Courte d'Atan (bakery with tearoom)(2)
    Rustic artisanal bread baked in wood oven, which gives a distinct flavour & texture. No nonsense & delicious bakes. Very popular among locals and considered to be the best! ;P

  • Au Coin du Pont Neuf (kebap)(12)
    Authentic Turkish! Very reasonable price for a delicious and fulfilling meal!

  • Sivas kebab(17)
    As above, good value set lunches.

  • Other bars, lunchrooms, cafeteria to choose from:
    Bar Le Rempart (3), Bar Le Drop (13), Bar L'Hacienda (14), Cafe de Bordeaux (18), Bar Le Central (16), Glaces et Sorbets du Périgord (10), Les Délices des Jardins (11) or Marie Blanchère bakery.

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