The gite is a pleasant place to enjoy the good life of the Gascony, a region where there is fortunately no mass tourism. You can still find many authentic villages around here as well as enjoying wonderful views over the foothills of the Pyrenees.
For those who enjoy tranquility and space, nature and hiking as well as visiting authentic villages, markets, festivals or local museums, you will find this a charming and unique place to visit. And all this in a southern atmosphere with friendly locals and a warm climate.

For sporty families there is the Tepacap climbing park. Other outdoor activities: hiking, swimming, tennis, canoeinghorse-riding, hiking, swimming lakes (Samatan, Saramon, Saint-Blancard) and cycling. On a 5 minutes drive you find a 9 hole golf course where you can golf seven days a week.
To discover the Gers you can contact Pass’en Gers for excellent tours by experienced (english speaking) guides.

A little bit further

The gite is also an excellent base for excursions to the Pyrenees Mountains (about an hours drive), with a range of activities like canyoning, parapenting and wintersports like skiing, dog sled trails, etc. The famous town of Lourdes is on a ninety minutes drive.
Interesting visits can be made to Toulouse which has an international airport (1 hour away) and the charming town of Auch (half hour).

To see, to do

  • at 10 km, Lombez: timbered houses around the cathedral and the old market hall. Maison des Ecritures, pool, supermarkets.
  • at 12 km, Samatan: market on mondays, shops. In july and august: soirées gourmandes, dining in the streets. Swimming lake, public pool, library, cinema, tennis.
  • at 10 km, Simorre: fortified church with audio guide, Musée Paysan d’Emile.
  • at 15 km, Boulaur: cistercien abbey.
  • at 15 km, Cazaux-Savès: Château de Caumont.
  • at 27 km, l’Isle Jourdain: market on saturdays, shops, swimming lake, Musée Campanaire Européen, donkey sanctuary Asinerie d’Embazac.
  • at 25 km, Gimont: market on wednesdays.
  • at 35 km, Auch: cathedral with unique leaded windows, mediaeval streets, the monumental stairs, Maison de la Gascogne, cinemas, theatre, indoor pool.
  • at 50 km, Sarrant: one of the « most beautifull villages of France », mediaeval festival, the « book & snack shop » librairie-tartinerie.
  • at 60 km, Toulouse the pink city: Place du Capitole, the historical centre, various museums, Airbus guided visits, boat tours on the river Garonne, walking tours with a dutch (english speaking) guide.


Enjoy the Gascoigne cuisine in Samatan, Lombez and surroundings.


Links to the websites on tourism in Gers and Midi-Pyrenées:
Comité Départemental du Tourisme et des Loisirs du Gers en Gascogne