WHERE WE ARE
The Old Tobacco Barn is in the heart of the Occitanie region, a beautiful part of Southern France with an exceptional heritage. Of course you may choose to stay by the pool, though there is plenty to see, explore and do. The property is situated on the Tarn, Tarn et Garonne and Aveyron border, which boasts the most 'plus Beaux Villlages' in France. It is also in the middle of Bastide country with its walled towns and castles and close to the vineyards of Gaillac and Cahors.
We have hot summers and short, crisp winters, making this an ideal area for both high season and an out of season break.
Convenience store and bakery 5 minutes drive.
Bars, Restaurants and petrol 10 minutes
Doctor, dentist and pharmacy 10 minutes
Main town with all amenities, supermarkets and hospital 20 minutes
The quiet, pretty roads make for interesting driving and cycling.
The house is 200m from the 'Petit Randonees' hiking routes that cross France.
Horse riding, outdoor pursuits centre and kayaking, public swimming pool 10 minutes
Wild swimming 20 minutes
Skiing in the Cantal mountains (mostly cross country) 2h30. Andorra/Pyrenees 4h.
OUTDOUR PURSUITS AND KAYAKING
Places to visit, things to do
A wealth of 'plus beaux' accredited villages and bastide towns within easy driving distance
Historic Najac with its castle built in 1253 and night markets on Wednesdays in the summer
Vineyards 40 minutes
Bustling Saint Antonin Noble-Val market Sunday Mornings
The famous market at Villefrance de Rouergue Thursday and Saturday mornings
The stunning cathedral and Touloue Lautrec Museum in Albi
The Tour de France routes nearby
TOUR DE FRANCE
The Millau Viaduct
Many historic towns including Cahors, Rocamadour, Rodez,
The 'pink city' of Toulouse with the Canal du Midi and Airbus factory
Najac 10 minutes
Caussade 40 minutes