Sud ouest avec piscine sur la route des bastides médiévales . Medieval villages and a pool in sunny south west part of France

Sud ouest avec piscine sur la route des bastides médiévales . Medieval villages and a pool in sunny south west part of France

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Sorry . We have found an exchange for summer 2019 . Our house dates back to the nineteenth century. It used to be the blacksmith's house and is located in a little hamlet surrounded by vineyards. It is only 3 kms away from Gaillac , the nearest village .
It overlooks the square in the village . All the main rooms (kitchen, dining area, living room, 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms) are upstairs. There is also a study downstairs with a high quality sofa bed and toilets and another room with a couch , a big screen TV and a billiard table which opens unto the garden. The whole house is fully equipped and people say it is cosy.
The summer here is usually sunny and hot but you will no doubt enjoy our brand new heated swimming-pool and the dining area outside which is in the shade !Please , do notice that the swimming-pool has an alarm but is not fenced so it could be dangerous for unsupervised Young children .

Désolé , nous avons conclu un échange pour l'été 2019 . Maison en pierre près des vignes dans un petit hameau à la sortie de Gaillac et sur la route des bastides tarnaises , à proximité d'Albi . La plupart des pièces de vie sont à l'étage : salon , cuisine , salle à manger , 3 chambres , une salle d'eau et une salle de bain dans la chambre parentale . En bas , un bureau avec un BZ et des toilettes ainsi qu'une autre pièce avec un billard avec un écran plat et un canapé .
Il fait chaud l'été mais nous avons une piscine chauffée que vous apprécierez certainement .Veuillez cependant noter que notre piscine a certes une alarme mais ne possède pas de barrières et peut donc représenter un danger potentiel pour de jeunes enfants sans surveillance .
L'auvent vous permettra de manger dehors tout en étant à l'abri du soleil .

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  1. We are Marc and Flavie ( in our forties ) with two lovely daughters (born in 2003 and 2006). We always answer the offers we get as we think it shows some respect to those who took some of their time to read your ad and send you an email . That's the very first step to a nice swap , isn't it ?
    We love travelling and think swapping our house is the best way to discover new places and meet new people.
    I teach English in a secondary school and my husband manages the bus network in Albi. We enjoy life very much and prize love, friendship and new discoveries a lot.
    We have kept in touch with many of our previous exchange partners and some of them have even become friends! We always try our best to make our guests feel at home and enjoy their stay .
    We are very eager to discover your place and meet you , so don't hesitate to contact us!
    By the way , a fourth member has recently been added to our family : we now have a she cat . She's shy but nice and clean . She 's very easy to look after as she spends her nights out ( In winter Miss Caramel however , prefers to stay in ! ) and sleeps during the day !

    Nous sommes 4 : je suis professeur , mon mari dirige le réseau de bus d'Albi et nos deux filles nées en 2003 et 2006 , sont respectueuses et sympas . Nous avons une chatte qui s'est incrustée chez nous et que nous avons adoptée . Nous vous demanderons de vous en occuper s'il vous plait .
    Nous adorons ce système d'échange et sommes de grands habitués . Nous aimons partager notre région avec d'autres et découvrir la leur . Nous ferons tout pour que votre séjour soit agréable et qu'il colle au plus près de vos envies et goûts ( nous laissons souvent beaucoup de guides ,docs et idées ) . Certains de nos hôtes sont désormais des amis que nous avons plaisir aussi à revoir . L'échange est tellement plus qu'un simple échange de clés !

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Boissel is a little hamlet 2 kms away from a medieval village called Gaillac (where you'll be able to find shops and nice restaurants). It is famous for its wine (By the way , there is some very good quality and nice tasting wine across the street from our house !!). The area here is very nice, especially if you like medieval villages and towns. There are 8 classified medieval villages around Gaillac and Albi ( which is famous for its cathedral and medieval center) has recently been enlisted on the Unesco world heritage list.
From the house , you can easily walk and cross the vineyards to reach the Mauriac castle .
In summer, it is very sunny and you can go canoeing either in the Tarn valley or in the Aveyron gorges.There is also a fun park called "cap decouverte" near Carmaux . As it is usually hot during the day in summer , lots of markets , apéro concerts , walks and visits are organized in the evening ; which is nice .
In winter, Albi (where the famous French painter: Toulouse Lautrec was born ) is well decorated and organizes many fun events at Christmas for children. There is also a very big funfair in February to celebrate the carnival. Gaillac is now also famous in december and january for its Chinese light festival which is really worth a visit !

Toulouse is a very nice city which is 35 minutes away (Apart from all the historical places, it has a very big rugby stadium and a very nice air space museum ).
Carcassonne which is the best medieval city in France is only one hour and 15 minutes away .
If after all these visits, you still want to take your car: the Tarn Gorges, the Millau bridge, the Lot valley and the sea are 2 to 2h30 away.
There are four airports in the area : Toulouse ( main flights and easyjet ) , Rodez ( Ryanair ) , Castres ( mostly for Paris ) and Carcassonne ( Easyjet ) .

Nous sommes entourés de beaux villages médiévaux souvent classés "plus beaux villages de France" . Ils sont tous dans un rayon de 10 à 45 minutes : Castelnau de Montmiral , Puycelsi , Penne , Bruniquel , Cordes sur ciel , Saint Antonin Noble Val , Monestiès , Lautrec etc ... Albi qui est classée à l'Unesco n'est qu'à 20 minutes . De la maison , on peut randonner et atteindre facilement le château de Mauriac en traversant les vignes et collines .
L'été , les gorges de l'Aveyron ou la vallée du Tarn vous tendent les bras pour des sorties en canoé . Il y a aussi Cap découverte pour les plus téméraires ! Généralement , les animations ne manquent pas l'été ( apéro-concerts , randos nocturnes , marchés etc ... ) .
Si vous n'en avez pas encore assez , il y a bien sûr Toulouse ( sa cité de l'espace et son centre ancien ) , Carcassonne ( plus belle ville fortifiée d'Europe ) ou encore le Lot ( à 1h30 ) ou l'Aveyron .

Buzzy restaurants
Ispiens Port , Epicurien , Cascabar , chez Carole
Cool bars
l'Eskale , Le Bren's
Cozy cafés
Le cosy
Retail therapy
Albi , Toulouse
Bit of culture
Albi , Cordes sur Ciel , Puycelsi , Penne , Carcassonne , Toulouse , Najac , Bruniquel , Castelnau de Montmiral
Walks in the park
Around the house with the Mauriac Castle , in the Aveyron gorges , near Penne
Spot of exercise
Around the house
Day tripping
All the medieval villages

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