Set in the southwest of France, Tarn-et-Garonne boasts stunning gorges, amazing architecture and plentiful walks through nature trails and along beautiful rivers.
Undulating hills give way to scenic plains, punctuated by extraordinary gorges, beautiful villages and sleepy vineyards. Its capital, the bastide city of Montauban sits right on the River Tarn. It’s beautiful central square with its traditional arcades and red-brick houses are a sight to behold, while numerous shops and eateries make for an enjoyable day out.
The medieval town of Bruniquel has been listed among the most beautiful villages of France, having also become famous for the production of saffron in the 14th century. It’s a peaceful place for a stroll, with intriguing paved streets, charming architecture and two castles which offer glorious views over the Aveyron Valley. Auvilar and Lauzerte are also two exceptionally attractive villages worth a visit.
The countryside of Tarn-et-Garonne can be enjoyed in many ways, including walking, cycling or horse riding. The Causses du Quercy national park encompasses limestone cliffs and a verdant landscape of rivers and woodland; perfect terrain for hiking. For more exhilarating pursuits, head to the Gorges de l’Aveyron where you can partake in rock climbing, potholing, and hand? gliding as well as canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and horse riding. Explore the cave of Grotte du Bosc and discover the underground limestone landscape on a guided tour.
While in Tarn-et-Garonne, indulge your tastebuds with the delicious local produce which includes the Chasselas grape and delectable duck dishes.
A holiday in Tarn-et-Garonne is all about the appreciation of nature, food and the laid-back lifestyle which is best enjoyed from the comfort of one of our spacious large gites.