THE HAMLET AND BEYOND
Once you're here, it's easy to do nothing but...
The hamlet is situated amongst 80 acres of its own mature broadleaf forest, which itself is surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland.
Clearings in the forest and outcrops overlooking the valley provide perfect peace and stunning views for yoga workshops and meditation. Stroll through nature and enjoy total privacy and calm.
Trails lead off into the trees and hills and there are countless options for walking, hiking and mountain biking. Follow wild boar runs into the deep wild, explore the stream bed and find the ruins at La Jasse, scale the escarpments for views that stretch for miles.
Lounge by the pool and swing in the hammock garden.
Take the river walk to our local village, enjoy the Belgian Beer and Tapas at L'Abri du Temps, visit Le Musée des Artes Buissonniers Art Gallery, showcasing Raw Outsider Art from around the world, and stroll up to the Construction Insolite, the weird and wonderful ever changing building.
We love to eat and drink well and the region is full of delicacies.
Cook up in our communal kitchen, roast on an open fire or, best of all, relax in "Les Cygnes", a building set aside for feasting and drinking pleasure, with a communal (bring your own) galleried Bar and original bread and pizza oven.
From the forest around the hamlet, where guests are welcome to forage; Sweet chestnuts roasted on one of our wood fires, summer fruit smoothies from the Berry Garden, taste walnuts and hazlenuts straight from the trees, pick wild strawberries from the mountain paths, fry up forest fungi including Girelles, Trompettes and Ceps, brew up wild mint tea - the possibilities are countless!
Down into the village for a range of Belgian beers, hand reared charcuterie, artisan ale and cider and the delectable local wines, particularly full-bodied, red Gaillac.
A little further afield for wild boar sausage, venison and the caves at Roquefort, tasting the legendary cheese at its best.
TAKE A TRIP TO...
Fresh Water Lake beaches at Lac de Raviege and Lac de Laouzas.
The Mediterranean beaches near Beziers, especially the miles of sand and blue sea of the famous Cap D'Agde.
Albi, the city birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec and visit the museum of his art and the famous Cathar Cathedral.
The hot springs at Lacaune.
The white waters of the breathtaking Tarn Gorges.
The fortress city of Carcassonne.
The cafés and squares of Millau and Norman Foster's spectacular viaduct, the world's tallest bridge.
The winding back roads of Aveyron, seeking the menhirs and dolmens of the region's rich neolithic past.
Horse riding at Belmont sur Rance.