- Bellegarde Gite
- Sleeps 1 to 5, 2 bedrooms
- £375 to £575 per week
Near the tiny village of Bellegarde in the Gers, just south of the Dordogne is this typical Gascony farm with separate gite having views of the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside.
Set in 22 acres of rolling farmland and woods the Farmhouse Gite has two bedrooms for up to 5 people, large shower room, a living room/dining room with wood burning stove, HD TV, Blu-Ray dvd/cd player, wifi internet, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, private gardens, covered terrace, garden furniture, barbecue and swimming pool. Prices include electricity, gas and bed linen. A cot and high chair are available if required.
The area has a mild stable climate with plenty of sunshine and offers something for everyone; vibrant markets with fresh local produce, such as foie gras and Armagnac (reputedly the oldest brandy in the world); several thermal spa towns; the historic town of Auch, Toulouse; a scenic ride to the Pyrénées, Biarritz on the coast and less than 100 km to Spain.
Also available nearby is our small 3 star campsite and family mobile home. Cycle hire, children's play area, and free wifi internet access.
Nearby tennis courts, golf courses, horse riding and water sports including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and sailing. English, French and German spoken. Open all year round.
Aux Mêmes, once a typical Gascony farm, lies near the village of Bellegarde in the Department of the Gers. The Gers is one of the eight Departments of the Midi-Pyrénées which is just south of the Dordogne. The hill-top farmhouses, mobilehome and campsite all have views of the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside and are set in 10 hectares (22 acres) of rolling farmland. Most of the land at Aux Mêmes is still farmed today, the rest being made up of several woods and a small vineyard.
The Gers, part of Gascony, is one of the most attractive and unspoilt parts of France, if not of Europe. The Gascony region is among the lesser-populated, largely rural areas of France. The thriving local economy is substantially derived from agricultural and artisan's enterprise. World famous examples of the latter being producers of Paté de foie gras, wine and Armagnac. As there has never been any large-scale industrial developments in the region, it has remained environmentally intact. With its picturesque hills, dense oak woods and hedged fields, the Gers is one of the few remaining regions where the eco-system remains balanced and the atmosphere unpolluted. Due to its special local climate, there are many pristine bathing resorts and spas to offer, including the internationally renowned Barbotan-les-Thermes health spa in the Armagnac region, in the north west of the department.
Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean it enjoys a mild stable climate with plenty of sunshine. Large Palm trees grow in many gardens and snow in winter is rare. The mountains are very close and Aux Mêmes offers direct view to the Pyrénées.
Gascony has a very ancient cultural history and even the Romans appreciated its mild climate. In the thirteenth century, Auch, its capital, reigned entirely over France. D'Artagnan, the leader of the Four Musketeers is the most famous historic figure of this region. The cathedral of Auch is one of the most impressive cathedrals in the whole country.
The historically interesting Auch, with its impressive, ancient architecture, is the official residence of the Department of the Gers. It has 25,000 inhabitants, a small airport and two golf courses. The city of Toulouse, with its international airport, its shopping centres and its old, traditional University, can be reached in just over an hour by car. Lourdes is only 90 km away and both the Atlantic Ocean (the dunes of Arcachon, Biarritz) and the Mediterranean Sea (Sete, Narbonne, and Perpignan) is 200 km in distance. The Pyrénées are also very close, and in a little over an hour's travelling you can find the most wonderful ski slopes and plenty of walking, climbing and "Tour de France" cycling.