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You will want to explore this fascinating and beautiful region that our guests have compared in beauty to the Cotswold in England and Italy’s Tuscany.  We prefer to think of Tuscany as the Tarn of Italy!


Whether your interests are gastronomic, cultural or sporting you will find a wide range of experiences and activities to keep you busy however long you choose to stay.  You hosts enjoy nothing more that helping you get the most from your stay and will make themselves available throughout your stay to assist you.


Just a few ideas to whet your appetite:


  • Spend a day exploring the Unesco world heritage city of Albi

  • Visit more than a dozen outstandingly beautiful villages within an easy drive of Cordes sur Ciel including Penne, Najac, Bruniquel, Monesties, Catstlenau de Mountmiral, Puycelsi, Saint Antonin Noble Val, Rabestans and Lisle sur Tarn. 

  • Spend a day or more visiting some of the best Chateaux in the Gaillac wine region to taste, and stock up on, wine for your visit and to take back home.

  • Canoe down the Aveyron or the Tarn for a day of excitement and extraordinary beauty.

  • The whole area is criss crossed with foot, bike and bridle paths so take a picnic and hike or cycle from the gates or take a tour on horseback

  • For a special treat ask your hosts to arrange a hot air ballon ride at dawn over Cordes sure Ciel.  Advanced booking of this activity is always necessary

  • Book at fishing safari on the river Tarn where some of the world’s largest catfish can be caught

  • Visit one of the many summer festivals, antique fairs or flea markets

  • Free Tennis is available to guests within ten minutes walk of Le Chevalier Noir


For more ideas and information just contact Paul and Daniel

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