The settlement of Castanet is situated in the Tarn-et-Garonne department of Midi-Pyrenees. This is in the south of France, close to the borders with both Spain and Andorra. The very name may sound as though it belongs across the border in Spain, but your holidays in Castanet will soon reveal what a typically French settlement this really is. People choose to stay in self catering accommodation in Castanet as this allows the total freedom to come and go as they please, in a home away from home. Rest assured that all properties will be equipped to a very high standard and that many will boast spectacular views of the rolling surrounding countryside.
If you have decided to take your holidays in Castanet to merely relax and unwind, you definitely could not have found a more idyllic location. However, for when you feel the urge to get involved in more in the way of activities, there are plenty to choose between here. Such popular pastimes include the likes of swimming, tennis, jogging, nature walking and rambling, cycling and mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, white-water rafting, spelunking, rock climbing and don’t forget that you will be within a short driving distance of several skiing resorts during the winter.
The nearby city of Albi (only 11 km away) is classified as an Episcopal city and is a World Heritage site that should definitely be on your sightseeing list during your holidays in Castanet. Other recommended towns of art and history, all within a 50 km drive, include Najac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Sauveterre-de-Rouergue. If you are keen to explore a larger French city, some suggestions include Montpellier, Narbonne and Toulouse. You might also like to think about heading across the border to the charming Spanish villages that can be found nestling in the Pyrenees Mountains; and don’t forget that it is entirely possible to visit the small country of Andorra whilst in this neck of the woods.
The weather for your holidays in Castanet will see warm and relatively dry summers, and fairly mild and wetter winters. However, if you are higher above sea level, expect some snow falls from time to time. Average temperatures will be around 9 degrees Celsius during the months of January and February and values will rise to the mid-twenties in both July and August. This part of France receives around 23 inches of precipitation in any one year, but this figure will be much higher in the mountains.
Tourists on their holidays in Castanet are wise to book their flights to and from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS). This airport has connections with the UK through British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR); Jet2.com from Newcastle (NCL), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Leeds-Bradford (LBA); and Easyjet from London Gatwick (LGW).