82 Tarn et Garonne
Toulouse (capital), Albi, Cahors, Figeac, Labastide Murat.
Lot, Tarn, Garonne, Ariège, Adour.
The Midi-Pyrenees is the largest region in France with a total area of over 45,000 km2. The metropolitan area
around Toulouse is densely populated but parts of the region are remote with the lowest areas averaging just 12 inhabitants per square kilometre. The region is made up of eight departments ranging from the northern limits
which border the Dordogne & Correze to the southern limits which border Spain.
The Ariege takes after the river of the same name and has the medieval town of Foix as its capital. The Pyrenees mountains form a fantastic backdrop to this beautiful department and it is one of the least populated and most
unspoilt areas of France. There are a number of freshwater lakes which make it perfect for fishing, canoeing, sailboarding or simply having a picnic. The mountains
offer terrific skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking.
The Aveyron is one of the original departments created during the French revolution in 1790, it's administrative
capital is the ancient and historic town of Rodez. The department is famous for the quality and beauty of the cathedrals, castles and monasteries - the abbey in Conques sits astride one of the most beautiful villages in Europe.
The Millau bridge is the tallest in the world and attracts visitors throughout the year - it is truly a stunning piece of architecture.
The Gers is another department named after the river that flows through it. The capital, Auch, is named after the
tribe that lived there before the Romans came in 50BC and the cathedral in the city centre is a sight to behold.
This is an agricultural department, famous for Armagnac which is the oldest brandy distilled in France. Other specialities include foie gras and the wines produced
from the famous Cotes de Gascogne vineyards.
The Haute-Garonne is home to the vibrant and important city of Toulouse, home of the European airspace industry.
As such the city has a growing population (over 1m in the greater area) and a business district that drives the regional economy. It also boasts one of the most prestigious and popular universities in France. Outside its capital the
Haute-Garonne also boasts four ski resorts and some beautiful countryside.
The Hautes-Pyrenees is composed of several distinct geographical areas. The southern part borders Spain and is mountainous while the northern territory is flatland and agricultural. The capital of the department is Tarbes which
is second only to Toulouse in size within the region. The Pic du Midi mountain is home to a world famous observatory which dates back to 1908. The area boasts some famous ski resorts as well as the mythical Col du Tourmalet which
is a near-permanent fixture on the Tour de France route.
This department is named after the beautiful river Lot and boasts a large number of pretty and historic villages.
The capital of the department is Cahors, a town that was prominent in the middle ages and is famous for it's
medieval centre and beautiful 14th-century bridge that spans the river and dates back to the 1300's. Other, larger, towns worth visiting in the Lot are Figeac and
The department of the tarn was formed in 1790 of the three dioceses of Albi, Castres and Lavaur, indeed Albi
remains the capital of the department. The Tarn boasts three mountain ranges including the famous
"black mountains" and it hosts some beautiful towns and villages. The centre of the capital city of Albi is a
UNESCO heritage site and the towns of Castres, Gaillac and Cordes are all well worth visiting.
Tarn et Garonne
The rivers Tarn and Garonne give this department its distinctive name. The Tarn is 381 km long and the
Garonne flows for 602km's. The capital of the department is Montauban which lies 50km's north of Toulouse
and sits on the right bank of the river Tarn. Montauban is the second oldest "Bastide" town in southern France
with foundations dating back to 1144.
Chateau la Roussille: Our welcoming entrance hall with its grand, original double doors lead into the property from the long front terrace. The lovely dining room to the right of the hall is where breakfasts are served every morning, sometimes this can be taken outside too.
Opposite are double doors to the elegant Morning Room, this is a space offered to all our guests to relax, take afternoon tea on arrival, read or listen to music. Two further sets of double doors lead you out onto the terraces, gardens and parking.
The beautiful original walnut staircase takes you up to the first floor and the large bedroom suites, or up the first 2 steps to the hidden door to Madeleine, the studio suite.
La Roussille sits centrally in its own 50 acres of private land. This mainly comprises of paddocks, woodland and meadows of wild flowers and orchids early summer, perfect if you like to walk and explore.
The pretty formal gardens to the front of the property lead through a small maze to a private lawn and garden.
The terraces all have tables and seating for you to enjoy and Breakfasts are sometimes served out here.
A 14 by 7 metre swimming pool with surrounding terrace provides a tranquil area for lounging and recuperation after a swim.
Residents staying in the private apartment wing have their own driveway and parking.
There’s ample parking by the courtyard for those staying any of the suites in the main part of the house. Take the first driveway on the left, between the 2 pillars as you approach Chateau la Roussille ahead of you.
Accommodation Chateau la Roussille
Welcome to Cruzel Holiday Gites:
Our two self-catering accomodations are set in the picturesque village of Touffailles, secluded in a beautiful valley with panoramic views across oakland woods and sunflower fields. Cruzel gites are a family-run business. We are here to make sure that you have a great holiday and enjoy this part of France as much as we do.
Our two gites are fully equiped for self-contained holidays. Here you can relax, unwind, forget the stresses and strains of modern life and enjoy the peaceful French countryside. For active holidays the Verdant valley offers walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and canoeing. Touffailles has a boulangerie/grocery store, post office and tennis court 150m from the gites.
Les Tilleuls (The Limes):
Accommodates: 3 people, 1 Single, 1 Double.
Combnes a quaint décor with all the modern amenities like high speed Internet, fridge, microwave, TV, hairdryer and DVD. The gite has a spacious double bedroom, well equipped kitchen, bathroom and a small sitting room that has a double sofa bed, which could be used for extra sleeping space. The front door opens onto a sunny terrace where you can enjoy your meals, read or just contemplate over the stunning views of the valley.
Les Volets Bleu (The Blue Shutters) Gite.
Accommodates: 4 people, 2 Single 1 Double.
Provides the warmth, cleanliness and extra space your family needs for a perfect holiday experience. You will find a spacious double bedroom with king size bed and another bedroom with the two single beds. Both bedrooms are very comfortable, nice and cool during the hot season and cozy and warm in the winter. The large open area sitting room is comfortably furnished and opens onto the sunny terrace where you can enjoy your meals, read or just contemplate over the stunning views of the valley. Enjoy all the extra amenities the room offers like Flat screen TV, DVD and complimentary WiFi.
Joli Jardin Bed and Breakfast: Come and visit the pretty village of Belesta just on the borders of Ariege and the Aude where there is something to do all year round.
Visit the famous Chateau Montsegur, or Fontestorbes Intermittent Fountain which is in Belesta. Excellent for families, cyclists, walking holidays or exploring on your motor bikes.
It is such a beautiful area with mountains and forests and little villages to explore.
The wonderful scenery changes with the seasons so we are open for visitors all the year round. We are ideally situated for walking, cycling, fishing, house hunting, family holidays or just having a well earned rest! There is so much to see, and you will enjoy the break from the pressures of work and home. Just a few ideas would be a visit to Andorra for your duty free shopping. A trip to the medieval city of Mirepoix with its lovely architecture (make sure you take your camera).
A picnic at the lovely Lac Montbel, an un spoilt area of natural beauty. Visit Foix and Limoux the list is endless! If you don't want to go too far, there are many different walks around our village of Belesta too.
Our house is in the centre of Belesta and has a pretty garden which is rather unusual for a French town house. We want to make sure that your short or long stay is as peaceful and restful as possible, and we serve an excellent breakfast which is certainly not "petite". It is an excellent area to cycle or ride your motor bike or there are numerous walks to discover. We can put cycles or motor bikes in our garage so they are completely safe. Comfortable,homely rooms and good food, so your holiday will be wonderful.
We are easily accessed from Carcassonne airport, (45 mins by car) with Ryanair. Alterantively Toulouse and Perpignan airports are about 90 minutes by car.
A 2 Storey Self-Catering Holiday House also available.
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Farmhouse and Villas in Tarn - South West France.
Our luxury Tarn holiday rentals are all private homes, well presented and very comfortable with stylish interiors and great outside space including private swimming pools and stunning views.
Each villa offers everything you should expect from a luxury holiday home in the Tarn, plus a little bit more, backed-up with a knowledgeable and caring team right here, onhand for all your needs.
We live near Cordes-sur-Ciel, within 30 minutes of all of our properties. We are on call for the duration of your stay to deal with all eventualities, queries, advice and help.
It is very important to us that you have a great holiday here in the Tarn.
We have an exclusive portfolio of unique holiday homes and villas in the Tarn area of South West France. Each property has been selected by us for it's superb location, facilities and all have private swimming pools.
Suitable for any size group from a couple to a party of 12. Stylish and comfortable accommodation in a stunning region of France.
Farmhouses and Villas have been managing a small portfolio of unique holiday homes in the Tarn region of South West France for more then 25 years.
Each property is as individual as our clients.
We are a trusted, family run business offering personal service, local knowledge and security, our clients return to us year after year.
Now offering B&B accommodation at Chateau la Roussille - Vindrac-Alayrac just 5kms from Cordes sur Ciel.
Farmhouse and Villas
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Arnauton, 16th Century Farmhouse in the Heart of Gascony Beautifully renovated farmhouse set in five acres of grounds, with superb views. An ideal holiday home for large groups and an idyllic venue for weddings and special celebrations.
The main house has recently been completely restored and sleeps twelve in two separate wings. There is generous space downstairs including a magnificent salon with mezzanine balcony which opens onto the swimming pool.
The lodge is a barn conversion located just below the pool a few a steps from the main house. From the terrace there are splendid views with the Pyrenees visible in certain conditions. There is a fully fitted kitchen in an open plan dining/sitting area. There are two bedrooms with en-suite showers - one twin bedded and one double. There is under floor heating.
The main house has recently been completely restored and sleeps twelve in two separate wings.
The house is set in five acres of landscaped grounds with a garden at the front
The swimming pool is situated outside the summer salon with views to the south and west, the swimming pool is 12 x 6 metres, with a constant depth of 1.4 metres.
An all-weather tennis court is situated just up from the swimming pool.
Arnauton is situated in the heart of the Gascony countryside and as such is surrounded by old bastide towns and beautiful pieces of countryside.
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Allons-y Pyrenees, Situated in the peaceful, rural hamlet of Thuy, with stunning panoramic views across the Pyrenees providing an ever changing backdrop to the scenery. This really is the perfect place to Relax!
The three properties are comfortable, tastefully furnished and warm and cosy in the winter. Each has its own outdoor private area, and the beautiful communal gardens are a haven for wildlife. Soak up the idyllic countryside either relaxing by the pool or wandering along the local lanes and riverside.
If you're feeling slightly more energetic, why not hire one of our bikes or venture out in the car and explore this truly charming part of South West France?
We can offer the perfect solution for all those families and groups who have differing expectations of a holiday, winding down and relaxing for some or some more strenuous activity or training for others.
Tourmalet: sleeps 6: All the bedrooms are situated at the front of the house to benefit from the fantastic views of the Pyrenees.
Aspin: sleeps 4: The house is beautiful, comfortable & tastefully furnished.
Aubisque: sleeps 6-8: This is ideal for those who seek some shade in the hot summers.
Cycle , swim or run...the perfect spot for your trip.
Relax in our beautiful holiday accommodation, ideal for all the family.
NO Pets allowed during busy summer months, please ask for other times of the year.
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Michouat. A self contained converted barn for rent, which is adjacent to the owners home. It is set in a secluded and rural position, with views of the Pyrénées, and near to all amenities.
The ground floor is open plan having spacious sitting and dining areas and fully fitted kitchen with oven, fridge freezer and microwave. There is a ground floor shower room with WC and washing machine.
The first floor has two spacious bedrooms, one with king size bed the other two single beds. Both rooms have en-
In the garden there is a private sitting area where guests can relax in an evening, preparing their al fresco meal on the barbeque. In the main garden, which is shared with the owners, there is a 10 x 5 metre fenced pool and table tennis table.
The department of the Hautes Pyrénées is part of the relatively undiscovered and tranquil south west of France also known as Gascony. The small village of Vidou is situated just 3.5 kilometres from the 13th century bastide market town of Trie sur Baïse, which offers all day to day requirements, with banks, bakers, supermarkets, butcheries, pharmacies, doctors, dentists and tourist information bureau. A bustling market takes place every Tuesday. Trie has a varied programme of events including classical music concerts in the 13th century monastery, antique and night markets and a week long fête in August, with a range of entertainment. The surrounding countryside offers spectacular scenery, walking, cycling, horse riding.
Le Pichet is a traditional mountain house built, as are many in the region, partly into the hillside. It adjoins “La Carrette”, the former farmhouse which we now also own, and which is our separate accommodation during your stay. Over the last 14 years we have lovingly restored Le Pichet to retain as much as the original stonework as possible (such as the “pas d’oiseaux” originally built for thatching purposes; in replacing the roof, we have kept and used wherever possible the beams of the old structure.) Tastefully furnished, and now hung with paintings by Rodney and embroideries by Eleri, we are proud to welcome you into this part of our home.
The house faces directly west, and benefits from superb light, particularly in the dining room and upstairs lounge during the afternoons and evenings. The actual living space covers 120 m2 and
comprises, on the ground floor which is tiled throughout:
A large dining-room / living area with oak table and seating for 6; wood burning stove, bibliotheque and sofa.
Exclusive, tailor-made Painting Holidays with Rodney Munday.
Le Prielle: Four beautifully restored Gites created from renovated barns, in the grounds of an old Chateau, dating from 1745.
Space and tranquillity, an ideal place to recharge your batteries whilst surrounded by beautiful views of the Pyrenees mountains and the Gascon countryside.
Situated in the heart of Gascony, Le Prielle offers a wide variety of opportunities for those wishing to holiday in the area.
Close to the market towns of Plaisance du Gers, Vic en Bigorre, Maubourguet and Aire sur l’Adour visitors are spoilt for choice when looking for quality regional produce.
In addition, within easy reach, to the north is the Armagnac region and some of the most charming towns in South West France.
For lovers of beautiful countryside, good food, fine wine and a more relaxed pace of life, Le Prielle offers an ideal holiday location.
Surrounded by vineyards, the property is on the borders of the Gers, Pyrenees Atlantique and Haute Pyrenees in the heart of Gascony and close to the Pyrenees mountains and the beaches of the Cote d’Argent.
Gite 2 - La Grange 2 bedrooms
Gite 3 - Le Hibou 3 bedrooms
Gite 4 - Le Pigionaire 3 bedrooms
WiFi available and Pets Welcome
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Le Moulin de Salazar: A wonderful old stone watermill offering superior bed and breakfast suites and self catering apartments in the beautiful Quercy region of S.W. France.
Imagine waking up to a Watermill - set in five acres where you can relax and de-stress, Salazar is situated in the heart of the stunning Quercy region of S.W. France, half way between Bergerac and Toulouse and therefore very easily accessible by air, road and rail. Come and celebrate all that is the very best of the Midi Pyrenees.
Perfect for couples and groups alike. There is so much to explore and do and I would love to introduce you to some of our hidden gems - the little known fabulous wines of Cahors and Quercy, rumoured to be the forerunners of those famous Bordeaux vines.
Have you ever dreamed of spending a romantic afternoon visiting little known villages and hamlets in the beautiful unspoilt countryside that is south west France? Then why not makes those dreams come true and come and join me here at Le Moulin de Salazar for a truly unforgettable experience.
I speak English and French so you can relax and let me look after you.
There is always a complimentary bottle of our local wine awaiting your arrival so that you can start your holiday off in fine style and the obligatory free Wi-Fi to keep you in touch.
All our suites are fully self-contained and we offer extensive Wi-Fi access, including coverage right across the swimming pool and terrace, so if you need to stay in touch you can do so whilst still enjoying the benefits of our lovely pool area.
During the booking process you can choose from accommodation only, bed & breakfast or, as many of clients do, you can opt for dinner as well and that's just a small taste of what's in store when you reserve at Salazar.
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Les Huguets: Situated high on the edge of the Massif Central, in the Bouriane & next to the Quercy National Park.
A most beautiful area of the Northern Lot.
Les Huguets is a hamlet situated in a ‘très calme’ secluded countryside location.
Within easy reach of the leisure facilities of the Lot, Célé & Dordogne valleys by quiet peaceful roads.
Surrounded by beautiful villages St.Germain-du-Bel-Air, St.Martin-de-Vers.
The Market towns of Gourdon, Salviac & Labastide-Murat are within easy reach
and the bastide town of Domme & the 'city in a cliff' of Rocamadour are close by.
The fortified city of Cahors & Figeac with its ancient buildings are only a 1/2 hr drive away.
Les Huguets consists of a single unit of a Chalet and/or Apartment and additional Studio, according to group size (2-7).
The Chalet: is secluded and peaceful facing South West and has extensive views of the Bouriane.
It has its own private driveway and will sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children.
There is a double bedded room and a small bedroom with 1 or 2 beds, as required.
The Ground Floor Apartment: is always cool in the heat of the summer and warm in winter, with a private entrance it sleeps 2 in comfort.
The Studio: sleeps up to 2 adults or 2 children and has a private entrance.
The main room is large with single bed and a sofa bed.
A peaceful and secluded tiled swimming pool: with Roman Steps,10m x 5m, with 2m deep end, has the sun all day long, with shady areas in the garden. It has extensive views of the forests and valleys of the Bouriane to the South West.
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WiFi available and Pets Welcome
Pont Jalbert: is a lovely comfortable old French farmhouse with original oak beams, exposed stone walling, central heating and wood burning stove., with a private pool and professional gym.
Pont Jalbert is a lovely comfortable old French farmhouse with original oak beams, exposed stone walling, central heating and wood burning stove., with a private pool and professional
The property has a huge private garden surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. Outside you'll find swings, riverside & picnic table and benches to sit and enjoy a good book. The farmhouse has a well equipped kitchen and really cosy sitting room.
If you want to keep in shape whilst on your holiday, Pont Jalbert has a fantastic professional custom built gymnasium with cross trainer, exercise bike, stepper, health rider, small steppers, ab trainer, back trainer, multi-gym, free weights and benches.
The gym is carpeted and mirrored with wash-hand basin and drinking water. CD player, heart-rate monitors and good selection of music to work-out to!
Nina the owner is a fully qualified reflexoligist who offers back & neck massage
Pont Jalbert provides a wonderful base for those who enjoy walking. The house is surrounded by wonderful scenery and excellently marked footpaths varying from short to day long walks. The Aveyron Gorge is a fabulous place to walk.