La Vie en Rose offers a fully fenced and heated salt water swimming pool with splash area, basketball hoop, 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 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.

Locally you can visit the Lac du Gimone with its sandy beach and diving pontoon,  Relais Du Chateau, Gorges de la Save, the ancient Arboretum, Chateau Mauvezin, Chateau Caumont, pre-historic caves and grotto or La Jardins Potterie Hillen (listed Jardin Remarquable) with its handmade ceramics, 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!

Villages and Towns

The nearby small village of Cassagnbère has a wonderful bar (with live music on Fridays and Saturdays evenings, 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 and Musee de la Prehistorie. The market town of Boulogne sur Gesse with its outdoor swimming pool, children’s play park, lake,  18th century aquaduct, mini golf, lakeside restaurant and a weekly Wednesday market.

 Visit the pretty market town of Castelnau-Magnoac with its thriving Saturday market. Take a day trip to  the UNESCO world heritage town of Saint Bertrand De Comminges, one of the many Plus Beaux Villages listed in the area, on the Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compstelle with its 15th Century Cathedral. Auch is another UNESCO world heritage site to explore.

A day trip to Toulouse is unmissable  with the National Space Museum, African Safari zoo,  Airbus Tours, Natural History Museum and many art galleries, museums and boutique shops.  Restaurants, markets, brocantes and little street cafes can be found to sit back and watch the world go by.

Visit the wonderful market at the beautiful mountain town Arreau near the Val Louron with its lake, paragliding, waterpark and restaurants.

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!


There are plenty of local restaurants to choose from and daily food markets. The Haute-Garonne region also has several Michelin star and Michelin recommended  restaurants.  Locally the  you can find 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.