The Vélo Paradisio spirit

An open-air event for everyone at Château de Monbazillac on Sunday 21 August 2016. See you next year!




A period fancy dress ride through the past on vintage bicycles with specially adapted lanes for the physically and mentally impaired. Easily accessible, free events around the château de Monbazillac and along the cycle paths. An exceptional evening dance for young and old with Swing, Rockabilly and Be-bop music. Open air cinema, featuring classics such as Singing in the Rain, La Grande Vadrouille, Cinema Paradiso.

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A tasty nod!

Thanks to the Gachon Lechef Family for this photograph, taken during their meal at “La Tour des Vents” in Monbazillac! Remember, they won the draw at the end of Velo Paradisio! Thanks to the restaurant “La Tour des Vents” for this delicious prize...

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“Vélo Paradisio” is first of all a cycle tourism hike, opened to everyone, which will take you on the roads throughout Bergerac and Monbazillac vineyards, whatever your level of biking and your experience. For this first edition, three loops have been especially designed :

With your family

One 15km loop, which can be done in an afternoon with your family

With your friends

One 40km loop, for biking in family or friends, all day long, with a stop for lunch

For the bravest bikers

One 60km loop, for the bravest bikers, all day long, with a stop for lunch


Starting and ending at the Château de Monbazillac, the loops will be punctuated by breaks to rest, to quench your thirst, to taste terroir products and to enjoy yourselves thinking about the kilometers you’ve made.

You go at your own pace, your own speed. No winners, not a race, just an occasion to share a great moment altogether.

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Seeing a bike in a film has always created images in our minds: a high-speed biking chase between two kids gangs, a postman delivering mail on a countryside road, a child flying to the moon for saving his friend, lovers bumping into one another… Bike and cinema are the guidelines of Velo Paradisio, with activities, challenges…
On the evening, a rockabilly music concert worthy of American Graffiti will set up the ambiance. Then, at nightfall, when all the lights turn off, another lamp will switch on for an open-air screening under the stars. Ushers with baskets full of sweets and ice creams, intervals and other surprises will await you for this grand finale!


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Discovering landscapes without hurry, chatting while pedaling, stopping beside the track to take a photograph or just to have a break, remembering our memories, helping and cheering each other on the road… so many things and values that we can share on a bike. The oldest the bike is, the funniest the experience will be!


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Don’t think we are nostalgic of an era, a style, or even a fashion… We love the extra-ordinary, what helps us to discover an area differently. We fancy experiences, what seems to be made only for us. We love these times, always too short, in which all the differences, all the social barriers disappear to let the place to a moment of sharing, maybe unique, but real.
We wish this “Velo Paradisio project” to be out of time and remain an unforgettable memory in everybody’s mind. A magic parenthesis where meeting each other becomes essential, where our childhood souvenirs come back to mind with their lots of tears and laughs. A moment of happiness we will live together. For that, what better than an old bike and vintage cloths to start the adventure ?

The rest is what awaits you on Sunday, August, 21st at the Château de Monbazillac !


Take your children, friends, colleagues, come and join us to live the “Vélo Paradisio Experience”!

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The equipment

In order to live the “Velo Paradisio” experience completely, reuse your VINTAGE CLOTHES : trousers and flower dresses, Sunday suits and leather jackets, hats and fascinators, caps and berets, whatever your tastes and what you will find in your wardrobes!

For the BIKE, we recommend you to have a bike before 1987, when the gearbox passed from the frame to the handlebar. If you do not have some, look into your garages, cellars and barns. Ask people around you, a treasure might be at hands!Our mechanics crew will check the state of the bikes and handle the first breakdowns.

You do not have an old bike at all, or you miss some to equip all the family?

You can rent bikes for the day, thanks to our partner ASPAT.

Location fees

(extra fee – mention it on your registration form)

Adult bike

Child bike


August, Saturday, 20th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and

August, Sunday, 21st at the Château de Monbazillac, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am


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Where to eat?

All day long, you will find several options, for every taste and purse.

  • For lunch time, take back your tablecloths and wicker baskets

    Sign for a picnic basket prepared by the restaurant of the Château de Monbazillac (extra fee – mention this service on your registration form) Bring your own picnic and eat it at the Château de Monbazillac
  • For dinner, to rest from the hiking

    Hot meal at the restaurant of the Château de Monbazillac (extra fee; reservation hardly recommended when you subscribe for this service). A “marché gourmand” is organized in the city center of Monbazillac with local producers


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Organizing my trip

You’d like to find an accommodation in the Dordogne area, close to Monbazillac?

You wish to extend your stay and your Velo Paradisio experience in the Dordogne area?

Office du tourisme - Bergeracvignobles-et-decouvertes

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Important: please notice that all the services (pass day+night, bike rental and meals) figure on one single registration form.

Prepared by the Restaurant of the Château de Monbazillac (lunchtime)
Booking required when you register, depending on the available stock
* Reduced rate
At the restaurant of the Château de Monbazillac (Sunday evening)
Booking required when you register

* Reduced rate : children under 12 years old, disabled people, unemployed people, cyclotourists licenced at the French National Federation of Cyclotourism (number of licence compulsory, to mention on the registration form and to present on your arrival)


Information and booking: dial +33 5 53 57 03 11 / +33 6 37 53 11 45 or email us at