Out & About

Although the area is renowned for its peace and tranquillity the local villages and towns host many festivals and events throughout the year including fêtes, open air historical re-enactments (Cathar and Roman history) and amazing firework displays. The Tour de France passes close by and is an enjoyable occasion for enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. The prehistoric caves of Mas d’Azil & Niaux are only 30 minutes to an hour’s drive away and are unforgettable.

The cottage and Farmhouse are on the border between the Haute Garonne and the Ariege and is one of the most under-developed and unspoilt areas of France. It remains covered in large tracts of woodland and wilderness areas. This leads to the common sighting of wildlife of all types including deer, wild boar and large numbers of birds of prey.

Towns and Cities:

  • Sainte-Croix - 10 minute drive​​​​

  • Cazeres - 10 minute drive

  • Toulouse - 50 minute drive

  • Saint Girons - 

  • Carcassonne - 

  • Mont Brun - 

Spas and Relaxation:

  • Balnea (Louron Valley) -

Action and Adventure:

  • Guzet Ski Resort - 1 hour drive

  • Sequoia Vertigo - 20 minute drive

  • Horse riding

Historic Sites:

  • Carcassonne Castle

  • Pre-historic Caves, Maz d'Azil

  • Prehistoric Caves, Niaux

Food and Drink:

  • L'entrecote, Toulouse

  • Duck restaurant

Local Markets:

  • Saint Girons

Nearest Airport: Toulouse at 60 Kilometres.
Nearest Barpub: St Croix Volvestre at 3 Kilometres.
Nearest Train: Cazeres at 11 Kilometres.
Nearest Motorway: A 62 at 14 Kilometres.
Nearest Restaurant: Troubadour, St Croix Volvestre at 3 Kilometres.

Both properites are 15 mins from the A64 giving good access to the region for exploring & days out. The village shop & bakery is in St Croix (2kms) where you also find a bank, post office, pharmacy, doctors, restaurant/bar & tourist office (plus a swimming/fishing lake, boules&tennis courts. St Girons (19km) & Cazeres (10km) are the nearest towns with supermarkets, shops, traditional markets & banks etc. Cazeres has a train station. Toulouse & Foix are less than an hour away. Andorra & Med 2hrs.