In the house you will find a file full of leaflets from the nearby chateaux, museums, open-air cinema... There is full information regarding pony-trekking, donkey hire, carriage rides, canoeing/kayaking, painting courses, hire of bicycles etc. Should you wish to make any arrangements before you come out, perhaps to enquire about painting courses or long distance pony trekking, taxis or bicycle hire, please let us know in good time.
July and August is the season for village fêtes. Every local town and village of any size has one or more fêtes. Expect sideshows, feasting, music, dancing and fireworks, which can often be seen from the garden. This is also the season of brocant fairs. Local markets are in every sense a feast, and St Antonin (which featured in the film 'Charlotte Gray') with its very large and very popular Sunday market is only thirty minutes away. In early September Cordes holds the 'Fête de la Bonne Vie' which is a food lover's dream!
The countryside around is perfect for walking. We are very close to several long distance GR footpaths including the GR des Gorges du Viaur and the GR 36 Gorges d l'Aveyron, Najac et Cordes. From the house we very much enjoy strolling along the little lanes and such local drivers as you do meet are quite likely to offer you a lift! We have several books of local walks and maps for visitors' use, and we have made a note of a few of our favourite walks, some on footpaths, some following the lanes. For those who like river swimming there is an excellent spot at Lagarde-Viaur, about 20 minutes from the house.
We are about 20 minutes away from the huge multi-leisure site Cap Découverte (which includes the longest atrificial ski slope in Europe). Click here to check out CapDecouverte
The more adventurous will find rock climbing, caving, hang-gliding and hot-air ballooning all within easy reach.
Out nearest (and favourite) restaurant is the Aux Berges Du Cérou (get the pun?), five minuutes down the road from us (open April-November). The surrounding towns boast a very wide range of very reasonably priced restaurants. Full details are provided in our House Details folder in the house.