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At a glance
- Sleeps 11-12
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Fenced Pool*
- Small Party Rate (up to 4 people)
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Location of Au Village
Great Things to Do Near Au Village
Au Village is in one of the best Armagnac areas. Visit a local château and discover that it is also a great area for wine by tasting a few along with the armagnac!
Take the waters...
The renowned thermal resort of Barbotan is only about 15 minutes from the house. You can go and relax for an hour or two in their heated pool with jacuzzi and hamman, or treat yourself to a massage.
The 'Base de Loisirs de Coucut' at Castelnau-d'Auzan is about 20 minutes from the house and has a variety of outdoor activities on offer: a pool, tennis, a fishing lake, open air games, walks... fun for all!
Lake & Tennis
at the Lac de l'Uby in Barbotan-les-Thermes, about 15 minutes from the house. There are tennis courts as well as a large lake where you can go swimming, or do boating (there are even some rowing competitions sometimes).
There are regular motor racing events at weekends in Nogaro. www.circuit-nogaro.com
'Jazz in Marciac'
'Jazz in Marciac' is a very famous jazz festival that takes place in Marciac every year over a couple of weeks from late July into August. Marciac is about 45 minutes drive away. More information at www.jazzinmarciac.com
Visit a pocket sized Carcassonne!
Larressingle is a lovely little fortified town that can be only accessed on foot. Outside of the fortifications there are a few houses, a restaurant and the reconstruction of a medieval encampment complete with typical weaponry such as trebuchets and catapults. Larressingle is under 30 minutes drive away.
Water slides and Rollercoasters
At Roquefort, near Agen (about an hour's drive from the house), ‘Parc Walygator’ is a theme park with rollercoasters, chutes and other rides for a fun day out. Next door, Aqualand is a huge water park with water slides and chutes. There is also a closer water park just outside the town of Condom: three swimming pools, multi-track slides, whirlpools, spas, water cannons, waterfall and paddling pool. A great place to spend a sunny day!
'Les Nuits Musicales en Armagnac'
Abbaye de Flaran is an old 12th century Cistercian abbey and one of the most visited attractions in the Gers region. In the summer, concerts take place at the Abbaye, dubbed 'Les Nuits Musicales en Armagnac'.
Roman ruins at Eauze
At Eauze, you can discover an archaeological treasure: the remains of the Roman settlement of Elusa. Named after the ancient local tribe, the Elusates, the town was an important administrative and religious centre for the region between the 3rd and 7th centuries. You can start at the visitors' centre in Eauze's old railway station, and continue by exploring the 3000m² site itself.
Thermal baths means that there is a Casino nearby, so you can find one in Barbotan-les-Thermes. It also has a restaurant and a bistrot. Enjoy !
Go for a round of golf at the Golf de Guinlet, just north of Eauze. The 5675m course has 18 holes, par 70 overall.
Messing about on the river
Canoes can be hired on the river Baïse, at Beaucaire-sur-Baïse, whilst motorised boats can be hired at the harbour in Condom.
Anyone for fishing?
Keen anglers can try their hand on the fishing lakes at Castelnau-d'Auzan (about 20 mins drive) or Barbotan-les-Thermes lake (15 mins). There are other activities at both places to entertain other members of the family who may not be able to sit still for very long!
Take a stroll round Eauze
The nearest town to the house, Eauze is a pretty place with historic houses and a good choice of shops and restaurants. Thursday is market day, starting early and finishing around 1:30pm...in time for a nice lunch perhaps!
Gallo-Roman Villa of Séviac
This exceptional archaeological site just outside of Montréal-du-Gers was discovered in the 19th century. A Gallo-Roman villa dating from the 4th – 5th century, it boasts splendid mosaics and sumptuous thermal baths. The site is open for visits every day. To complete your visit, head to the museum in the village of Montréal itself, where several mosaic panels as well as other artefacts excavated from the villa are displayed. Perhaps combine with lunch in this pretty bastide town.
Beautiful medieval villages
For a small department, the Gers harbours quite a few official ‘Most beautiful villages in France’. The village of Fourcès is one of them, with its distinctive round 'square'. Montréal-du-Gers is another, a traditional bastide town founded by Alphonse de Poitiers on the site of a previous Roman settlement.
|Montréal du Gers||28 mins|
|Plage Centrale (Hossegor)||1 Hr 45 mins|
|Capbreton||1 Hr 45 mins|
|Bilbao||3 Hrs 35 mins|
|Santander||4 Hrs 30 mins|
|St Malo||6 Hrs 50 mins|
|Caen||7 Hrs 20 mins|
|Le Havre||8 Hrs|
|Roscoff||8 Hrs 20 mins|
|Dieppe||8 Hrs 20 mins|
|Cherbourg||8 Hrs 30 mins|
|Pau||1 Hr 15 mins|
|Bordeaux||1 Hr 20 mins|
|Toulouse||1 Hr 40 mins|
|Bordeaux St Jean (TGV)||1 Hr 50 mins|
|Toulouse-Matabiau (TGV)||1 Hr 55 mins|