-> For day-dreamers <-

farniente in the garden, 180-degree vistas of the surrounding countryside, meditation in front of the Pyrenees, siesta beneath the age-old oak... What about a massage or beauty treatment  (by appointment)? 

-> For sportsmen <-

hiking the Santiago de Compostela trail, near the house; unguarded bathing lake 7 minutes by car; 18 hole-golf course in the exceptional Chateau de Palanne, 10 minutes by car; Tennis and water-based activities in nearby Marciac; all-terrain vehicles; paintball; horse-back riding in the area; National Pyrenees Park only 1 hour drive away, featuring assorted water sports (kayak, river rafting) and mountain sports.

-> For explorers and lover of ancient stones <-

Bastides in the surrounding; the Route des Crêtes (Tour de France 2012) 2 min by car from the house; also 5m by car lies one of the jewels of the Gers: the church of St Christaud. Nearby, less than an hour away by car is Condom, Armagnac's capital and Auch and its cathedral, roughly 45 minutes away. The elegant Pau and its Château d'Henri IV, Lourdes is also an hour way; Toulouse, the pink city, and Bordeaux are both about 2 hours away; the Basque Country and its seaside resorts roughly 1h30 away; a little further afield (2h30 drive) lies the Spanish Basque Country and vibrant San Sebastian.

-> For foodies <-

traditional markets; local wine tasting; visits of Armagnac distilleries and Foie Gras producers; great varieties of delicious yet simple and excellent value for money restaurants, as well as more formal, starred-dining also available in the area.

-> And for everybody... <-

A 7mn drive, Marciac village, its cafés, restaurants, its theater and shows at l'Astrada.

In summer from end of July to mid-august,  the Marciac Jazz Festival bringing together the biggest names alive in jazz music: its relaxed, easy-going atmosphere, its free daytime concerts, its theater  with spot-on programming of documentaries and musical films. Deep into the night, the festival offers star concerts under the big tent and musical entertainment of all sorts throughout the village, with artisanal stands for tasting local, delicious products, and many other discoveries.

Tourist Office Marciac
Jazz in Marciac
Pyrenees National Park
Tourist Office Gers

Saint christaud vue de la Kravezac
vue du terrain
vue des environs
promenade à partir de la maison