Ref JAD 11
We work with a lovely English couple, Mike and Kate, who have lived in the Gascony region of France for over 20 years. They own a fabulous 200 year old farmhouse which stands in three acres of wooded park deep in the Gascon countryside just 60 kms North West of Toulouse. They are incredibly passionate about France, the region, its history, art and music and because of this, they offer some of the most incredible cultural tours in the area.
Your accommodation is very spacious and comfortably furnished. It has a private entrance, a large comfortable lounge, fully fitted kitchen, satellite TV, DVD player, four double bedrooms each with a private bath/shower room plus a private swimming pool.
Three course dinners are prepared each evening by Kate, mostly sourced from local farms and markets and accompanied by local wines. Aperitifs are served before dinner each evening, usually on the terrace; drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic are available any time. Breakfasts are also provided as a self service buffet each morning.
Here are just some of the places you could visit during your stay - the choice is yours!
♣ The Gers with visits to the walled medieval villages of Larresingle and
La Romieu and to the Musée d’Art Naif
♣ The Aveyron Gorge, Cordes sur Ciel and the fabulous Castle of Mauriac
♣ Montauban, the Ingres Museum and the Place Royale and Cahors, the
ancient capital of the Quercy
♣ The prehistoric cave paintings of Pechmerle and the delightful medieval
village of St Cirq Lapopie
♣ Albi with the awe inspiring Cathedral of Ste Cecile and the amazing
Toulouse Lautrec collection in the old Bishop’s Palace.
♣ The 11th century abbey and cloisters of Moissac and the lovely villages of
Auvillar and Gramont
♣ D’Artagnan’s Auch, the 16th century chateau of Lavardens and the pretty medieval villages of Sarrant and Maubec
♣ Toulouse, ‘la ville rose’, with its medieval centre, the Basilica of St Sernin,
and the remarkable Be mberg Foundation art collection
♣ The Pyrenees and the Pic de Midi observatory accessed by cable car
♣ The wonderful walled city of Carcassonne and visits to Monsegur
and the Cathar castles
♣ Rocamadour, the medieval pilgrimage site perched on the side of a ravine
♣ The vineyards of the South West Cahors, Fronton, Gaillac, Buzet etc
♣ Visits to some of the best gastronomic restaurants of the area
♣ Local cultural festivals, such as the Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse in September