Things to do! It's tempting to sit by the pool all day but....
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Massage, Meditation and Yoga:
Susi Conchar who runs Amulet Therapy, offers private yoga, meditation and massage sessions at La Belle Vue. We can recommend her treatments from experience and we know it will make your holiday even more relaxing. For prices and booking information, click on the blue flower below.
There are many things for everyone to do. Whether you are a train obsessed toddler, a culture vulture, a foodie, a history buff or an active teenager, the region offers something for everyone:
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A Visit to Albi
The Cathedral of Saint Cecilie (the biggest brick building in the world)
The Toulouse Lautrec Museum
La Musee de la Mode (the smallest fashion museum in the world)
Interesting and fun tourist train tour - the "navette"
Bastides - fortified hilltop towns
Cordes sur Ciel
Castelnau de Montmiral
Each has its own distinct character. Take your time to take a leisurely stroll through the cobbled streets and medieval squares. Enjoy the old doorways with their different knockers and windows with pots of flowers. Have a drink in the café and watch the world go by.
Cordes sur Ciel has been awarded `Le Village Preféré des Français`: France's most preferred village! It's a must see in this area of France. Beautiful medieval streets and buildings, little shops, cafés and a spectacular view greet you at the top. And for those who have small children or don't fancy the walk up, there is always the little train.
Each castle is impressive in its own right, standing tall over rivers, surveying the surrounding hills and inspiring images of knights in shining armour. Put your walking shoes on and climb up the ancient roads that lead to the castle!
Cordes sur Ciel
St. Antonin de Noble Val
Villefranche de Rouergue
This is what the French to do so well! Local produce of fruit and vegetables, mouth-watering cheese, honey, sausages and cakes. Local pottery too - perfect for presents for your loved ones.
A Day in Toulouse
Cité dÈspace - the space museum for 6 to 96 year olds alike!
Watch a Toulouse rugby game
Canoeing down the Aveyron River (start at St Antonin, Laguepie or Najac)
Adventure Park in Najac - zip-wiring & treetop climbing for all ages and abilities, and canoeing
Cap Decouverte - activity park (zip-wiring, swimming, cycling, diving etc)
Bring your walking shoes!
There is a booklet with walks of different lengths.
Walk through vineyards, forests and fields of sunflowers!
Bring your binoculars!
The countryside is full of wildlife (deer, hares, wild boar, rabbits) and birds of prey, woodpeckers, kingfishers and Hoopoe birds.
There are stables near by which offer rides in the country-side through forests and vineyards.
There are some excellent restaurants in the area, as well as family friendly bistros and pizzerias.
The nearest ones are in Cordes, 5 minutes down the road.
Try the local specialities: Cassoulet (bean stew with duck and sausage), Salade de Chévre (goat's cheese salad), Maigret de Canard (duck breast), Confit de Canard (duck legs), and Foie Gras.
Vegetarians are well catered for with all the excellent locally grown vegetables and salad - all with zero carbon footprint!
There are many vineyards where you can enjoy some dégustation, wine tasting. We are happy to recommend a few. We have barely scratched the surface of the many small independent wine growers in the area so we will be happy to get a recommendation from you as well!
There are some vineyards that have apero-evenings where you can buy a bottle of wine, some local nibbles and watch the sun go down over the vineyards, whilst listening to music. Everyone is welcome, baby to grandparent, and everyone enjoys a dance on the dance floor under the starry skies.
We do have a selection of wines for you to try in the comfort of La Belle Vue if you prefer.
All the villages have their traditional summer fétes where you can try local produce and enjoy a real cultural experience with the Bournazel fete (our village) at the end of August being amongst the best for an entertaining time.
Train obsessed toddler
Take the little tourist train up to Cordes.
Take the little tourist train around Albi.
The miniature railway museum in Gaillac
The steam train at Saint Lieux Les Lavaur
We are very happy to provide you with advice and information on local attractions and to help with bookings if you need assistance