Our Region

We are situated on the very edge of the Tarn et Garonne sandwiched between the neighbouring departments of the Tarn and Aveyron meaning we have the very best of three wonderful regions to explore by bike from our doorstep.

 

Historic Market villages

Our closest and dearest neighbouring village is Saint Antonin Noble Val  - its spectacular position beneath the towering cliffs of Roc D’Anglars once earned it the title "Nobilis Vallis," or Noble Valley. Hundreds of years of history have left their mark on this special place, which is a maze of medieval streets and civic buildings, a picturesque river and the most fantastic Sunday market. The townhall, built in 1125, is the oldest in France and sits imposingly in the Place de la Halle – where bars, shops and restaurants all add to the quiet buzz of this charming village.

 

Lush and verdant

Ours is a region of dynamic gorges, rolling hills, deep forests and picture perfect Bastide towns fed by the Aveyron and the Tarn rivers.

 

To the north, atop a rocky ridge emerging from the clouds lies Najac with its royal castle full of mysterious corridors and secret passageways. To the south, vineyards and sunflowers line the landscape with Domaines producing red, rose and white Gaillac wines just ripe for sampling. At every other turn fantastic market towns offer myriads of regional delicacies from fresh figs to cured meats, including wild boar, and local goat’s cheese.

 

Within 30 minutes of the property are four of France’s prettiest villages (‘les plus beaux villages de France’ ) - at Bruniquel, Puycelsi, Najac and Castelnau de Montmiral – boasting picturesque architecture, scenery and tempting restaurants.

 

This really is a region with something for everyone – perfect seen from two wheels and with over 2000 hours of sunshine a year, you can visit in any season and experience our warm, bright spring days, hot, dry summers, mild, golden autumns and crisp winters.

 

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