A Relaxed Getaway in Midi-Pyrenees

A Relaxed Getaway in Midi-Pyrenees
ACCOMMODATIONS
     
Well-Being in the Gers!    

In the heart of the Lomagne, well-being, vitality and history await your. This "ville d'art" offers a complete, peaceful health spa break. The spa centre, where the waters spout forth naturally at a temperature of 42°C is located just 900 metres from the hotel. Here, everything is designed for your relaxation and enjoyment. To make your stay complete, the Tuscan countryside around Lectoure is home to many châteaux and bastides: Terraube, Saint-Puy, Saint-Clar and Mauvezin await your visit.

 
     
A 17th Century Town House with a Sun-Drenched Air    

In the heart of the Montesquieu-Volvestre district, the noble building shelters its Mediterranean garden with its many species from prying eyes. Between palm trees and mimosas, the pool and the terrace blend in perfectly with the rest. The same charm is to be found inside. Every nook is put to good use and becomes a separate area, giving the house an intimate, somewhat secret air.


 
     
The Latest Comforts in the Heart of a Vineyard    

This splendid country property once belonged to the family of famous French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and sits in the midst of its own vineyard within the Gaillac AOC. The artist's works provide quick flashes back to the château's past. But the past fuses well here with the designer-style which is both sober and comfortable. Château de Salettes' AOC reds and whites are of high quality and can be tasted in the cellars on site.

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A Folly at the Gates of Town    

A 19thC 'folly' that was in fact a wealthy bourgeois house, just a few steps from the local shops. Yet so peaceful that you feel you're in a quite different world. Rooms retain the charm of an earlier era, each bearing the name of a famous writer; but they nonetheless have all modern comforts. Guests can enjoy the last of the setting sun in the cosy atmosphere of the two conservatories. Or sunbathe around the pool in summer, enjoying being outdoors among the trees and breathing in the delicate fragrance of the magnificent rose garden.

 
     
ACTIVITIES
 
Castles and Stately Homes So Many Castles to Explore  
Midi-Pyrénées, a capital of feudality, is covered with traces of the glorious Middle Ages, with numerous forts (Château des comtes de Foix, Château de Montségur, Château de Belcastel, etc.) and splendid residences and townhouses dating from the Renaissance to the 18th century.  
     
Picturesque Towns and Villages
Architecture and Culture  
True reflections of the Midi-Pyrénées identity, many of the region’s towns and villages are worth a visit, whether for just a few hours or for several days. With 30 villages listed as being among the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, five Art and History towns and dozens of walled towns, the difficulty lies in deciding which to visit!  
     
Excursions on Horseback    
Discover Midi-Pyrénées either on your own or with a guide, for a few hours or several days, on a horse a donkey, in a carriage, or even a caravan. Dozens of enthusiasts will be there to help you, at one of the many horse-riding centres dotted across the region.  
     
Fishing - Cast Your Line!    
From rivers to mountain lakes, streams to fishing ponds, Midi-Pyrénées has several thousand miles of watercourses for fishing and angling. Fario trout, pike, perch, salmon, carp...:everything a fishing enthusiast could ask for!  
     
EVENTS    
     
Long Live Diversity!    
Diversity is the watchword of Midi-Pyrénées, the land where culture is actively lived every day, and where creativity and curiosity are major arts. Stay alert, vary your pleasures and try all of those things that you never tried before in this place which is so alive...
 
     
RESTAURANTS    
     
Gourmet Restaurants: A plate full of stars  


The great chefs of Midi-Pyrénées share the same respect for traditional cuisine and exceptional local produce. An extraordinary voyage to the land of pleasure awaits you in each dish.