La Vie en Rose offers a heated salt water swimming pool with splash area, basketball pitch, volleyball, table tennis, pool table, pétanque, swing ball, football, slide & swings. Alternatively choose your own rhythm and have a lazy day in the shade on your private hammock whilst the kids explore the surrounding woodland. At night sit and marvel at the wonderful skyline and the myriad of stars.
Great opportunities for walking, cycling, Horseriding, Rafting, Canoeing, hiking, paragliding, fishing and climbing or dive back into nature and go wild swimming in the Pyrenean lakes (we are only thirty-five minutes from the foothills of the Pyrenees), as featured in the amazing book “Wild Swimming France” by Daniel Start
Visit the Lac du Gimone with its sandy beach and the nearby Relais Du Chateau, Gorges de la Save, the ancient Arboretum, Chateau Mauvezin, Chateau Caumont, pre-historic caves and grotto or La Jardins de la Poterie Hillen (listed Jardin Remarquable) with its local potterie, beautiful gardens and wonderful organic produce and treats made on site.
At Tepacap Outdoor Adventure there is a play area for little ones and zip wires for the bigger kids!
The nearby small village of Cassagnbère has a wonderful bar (with live music on Fridays and Saturdays, local beers and wines as well as a small menu) and holds a music festival and local fetes. The hilltop town of Aurignac has a Saturday market, wonderful outdoor pool, Musee de la Prehistorie and the market town of Boulogne sur Gesse with its outdoor swimming pool, children’s play area, boating lake, 18th century aquaduct, mini golf, lakeside restaurant and weekly Wednesday market are both within 10 minutes. Or visit the pretty market town of Castelnau-Magnoac with its thriving Saturday market.
A day trip to the UNESCO world heritage town of Saint Bertrand De Comminges on the Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compstelle with its 15th Century Cathedral is listed as a ‘Plus Beaux Village’, one of the many in the area. Auch is another UNESCO world heritage site to explore.
A day trip to Toulouse is un-missable with the National Space Museum, African Safari, Musee des Augustins, Canal Midi, Airbus Tours, Toulouse Natural History Museum and boutique shops. Restaurants, boloungeries and little street cafes can be found in all these places to sit back and watch the world go by.
If a little pampering is what you’re in need of then a visit to the Japanese thermal baths set in the mountains at Balnea Spa or the vaporium and spa at the pretty Victorian town of Luchon will leave you truly relaxed!
We can advise you which of our local friendly farmers sell regional charcuterie, meats and cheeses. There are plenty of local restaurants to choose from and daily food markets. The region also has several Michelin star restaurants and Michelin recommended such as Castet Restuarant . A two minute drive will take you to the wonderful cooking on a wood oven at the Auberge Champetre. 10 mins away the Hotel Saint Laurans garden restaurant in Aurignac also offers a superb choice of wines in a lovely setting. We also highly recommend the Ferme du Preville with its excellent home reared meats and farm to table approach.