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Bed and Breakfast in Midi Pyrenees, France
Gramont is on the border of the Gers and Tarn-et-Garonne, 6 kilometers from St Clar. The old stone farm house is set in a tranquil country setting 1,2km from the centre of Gramont. The house is secluded which will allow you to enjoy the local wildlife An ideal place to come home to after a long day sightseeing or house hunting during the summer months take a swim before dinner or a stroll down the country lanes .The nearest shops and bars are in the small village of St Clar.
The area is rich in history and there are many bastides and castelnaux to explore. Gastronomy plays a big part of the area, with many fine restaurants which offer Foie gras, confits and magrets local specialties, vintage wines and of course Armagnac. All of which has built the reputation of the area.
All of our rooms are individually styled and offer tea and coffee making facilities, an in-room bar and CD system. Twin or doubled bedded rooms also have private bathrooms with bath, seperate shower, WC and twin sinks.
Family suites have one twin room with connecting bathroom which leads to a double bedded room.
Free bottled water is supplied daily and fruit is place in the rooms on the day of arrival.
Most rooms over look the garden or pool area. The double bedrooms also has a seating area in the room for relaxation. We are happy however to share our large and comfortable lounge with our guests.
Breakfast ( Which includes 2 types of cold meat, and cheeses fruit cereals yoghurts eggs fresh breads etc ) may be taken on the terrace during the summer months. There is also separate seating upstairs in the hall area for one to relax and read a book.
If you require a meal or light supper on arrival please state this when booking. we do offer table d'Hôtes from 12 euro for 2 courses to 18 euro's person per night for 4 courses including wine.Children from 6 euros. we can also provide packed lunches with wine.This needs to be ordered the day before. There is however a large selection of excellent restaurants in the area which cater for all tastes.
Local Area InformationThe area is renowned for its gastronomy, including especially duck and foie gras. There are numerous restaurants ranging in price from 12 euros up to 50 euros to try out. The local wines are excellent and give good value for money, and it is essential to try the Armagnac and the aperitif "Floc de Gascogne". There are tours around some of the vineyards at no charge (Monluc, Cassaigne, for example).
The town of Condom is easily and quickly accessible, and you can have boat rides along the river Baïse, visit the Armagnac museum, and the museum of "préservatifs"!
The smallest walled town in France is a fascinating part of a short tour of the Gers which could also include the remains of the Roman villa at Séviac. And don't forget the garlic festivals in Beaumont and Saint-Clar!
Agen, Montauban (Ingres Museum), Albi (Toulouse Lautrec Museum), Toulouse (France's 4th largest town) are all within easy travelling distance, along with the Pyrenees, Cahors, Auch, Tarbes, Pau and Lourdes. Carcassonne is about 11/2 hours' drive. The sea is about 21/2 hours away to either Med or Atlantic.
Other local attractions include: Honey Museum, Châteaux at Gramont and Marsac, Water Sports Centre at St-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, golf at Espalais, the cloisters at the abbey of Moissac (UNESCO listed), the Abbey at La Romieu (UNESCO listed).
Colourful, genuine local markets gives you the chance to mix with the local french. Take a stroll round and stop for a coffee at one of the many local cafe and sit and watch the world go by.
Markets are held in Valence d'Agen (Tuesday)
Moissac (Saturday and Sunday)
Toulouse is the centre of France's high tech industry and in particular the aerospace industry (Concorde and Airbus invented here). This has led to the growth of a cosmopolitan, vibrant conurbation with the second largest student population outside Paris.
Toulouse is known as 'La Ville Rose' due to the warm, pink brick used in many of the buildings in the centre of the city. The Vieux Quartier is particularly charming with its narrow alleyways, cafes, oyster bars and squares such as Place Capitole. Here you'll find some grand Renaissance palaces built by merchants who became rich from the woad (blue dye) trade. The fleamarket is also worth investigating and usually takes place on Sundays in Place St-Sernin.
Cite de l'Espace interactive, hands-on exhibition into space exploration. Learn how to launch a rocket!
Basilique de St-Sernin visit the largest Romanesque basilica in Europe
Eglise des Jacobins a Dominican convent with awesome palm-shaped vault
Galerie Municipale de Château d'Eau a 19th century water tower and is home to photographic exhibitions
Cathedrale St-Etienne northern French Gothic style cathedral
Montauban is a delightful example of a bastide town set out in a geometric pattern. It is built entirely of the same pink brick used in Toulouse and boasts a charming 17th-18th-century main square (Place Nationale) surrounded by some great shopping. Of noteworthy praise is the Musee Ingres which has a great collection of the artist's work (born in Montauban in 1780).
In 1570 Montauban was known as a Protestant stronghold with Henri de Navarre reinforcing its fortifications. However, in 1628 King Louis XIII ordered his men to besiege the town which ended Montauban's fate as the last bastion of Protestantism
Those who love Romanesque art are in for a real treat in Moissac for it is home to Abbaye St-Pierre which served as a model for other religious buildings in the south of France. The south portal is particularly stunning and depicts St John's vision of the Apocalypse.
Moissac sits on the north bank of the Tarn which provides the perfect setting for the much venerated jazz festival in July and classical concerts in July and August. To add to the attractiveness of this town are the orchards and vineyards of sweet Chasselas grapes which surround it. Moissac also has its own marina built in 1991 which adds a certain sense of chic to the place.
Auch is known for its Armagnac production and the finest foie-gras de canard that France has to offer! The bustling Saturday markets are a great place to sample some of this local fare.
If you can tear yourself away from the market, take a stroll to the town's Cathedrale St-Pierre with its remarkable furnishings and 15th-century stained-glass. Linking the cathedral square to the quays below is the escalier monumental (232 steps in total) where you'll find the Statue of d'Artagnan, whose real-life character (Charles de Batz) was immortalised by the novelist Alexandre Dumas.
Historically an important trading post linking Toulouse with the Atlantic coast, Auch is a convenient spot for exploring the Gers countryside with its picturesque villages such as Lavardens and Boulaur
|Type:||Bed and Breakfast|
|Location:||Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees, France|
|Map : ||Sorry, no map.|
|This Property Sleeps:||7|
|Minimum Price Per Night:||€35 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Night:||€55|
|Nearest Airport:||Toulouse or Pau|
|Family suites with 2 bedrooms / private bathroom from 60 euro to 70 euro per night for 4 people. Single person deduct 5 euros per night|
* Has a Pool
* Close to a golf course
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Bathroom||Bathrooms 3, Toilets 3, Shower Rooms 3|
|Bedroom||Doubles 2, Twins 1, Pull-out Beds 1, Ensuites 3|
|Dining||Dining room table, Seating for 6 People|
|Entertainment||Satellite or Cable, Hi Fi, DVD Player, Radio, Cassette Player|
|Kitchen||High Chair Available|
|Laundry||Linen Provided, Towels Provided|
|Living Room||Seating for 8 People|
|Local Activities||Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Sailing, Tennis, Water Skiing, Swimming, Walking, Surfing, Water Park|
|Local Area||Quiet Bars and Pubs, Distance to Local Town Centre 10km, The local town is Sleepy|
|Location||Distance to convenience store >5km, Distance to local restaraunts >5km, Distance to Airport 50-100km, In the Country, Remote Location|
|Outside||Barbecue, Patio, Parking, Terrace, Shared Swimming Pool, Garden, Outside Shower|
|Suitability||No Pets, Family Oriented, Children Welcome, Non Smoking Only|
|Accommodation||Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Size: Spacious, Changeover Day Flexible|
|Theme||Away from it all, Luxury|