The historic and immensely beautiful town of Lauzerte is located in the Tarn-et-Garonne department of south-western France. This is the region of Midi Pyrenees. Whilst spending your holidays in Lauzerte you will very soon realise exactly why this settlement has been labelled as being one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France: from its medieval architecture, to its award-winning gardens and breathtaking views over the local countryside, it is all here for you. There is a good choice of self catering accommodation in Lauzerte and these will often be in apartments which are in historical buildings in the centre of the town. Towards the outskirts and in the countryside itself, accommodation options are more likely to be quaint French cottages, also known as gites.
As your holidays in Lauzerte will be spent in such a beautiful part of the Midi Pyrenees, you may well want to enjoy activities which really allow you to explore the local area more thoroughly. Such ideas include cycling and mountain biking, horse riding, nature walking and more extensive hiking treks. It is a good idea to visit a local tourist information office for details on the best routes to take. Other popular activities in the area include swimming, tennis, golf, fishing and canoeing and kayaking on the local rivers.
There are a few attractions within the town of Lauzerte itself before to venture a little further afield. These are The Pilgrims Garden (which has won a number of prestigious awards), The Church of St. Bathelemy and there is even a local market held in Lauzerte on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Once you are happy to visit other areas, you should definitely do your best to travel to Toulouse which has a good number of museums and other tourist attractions to keep you fully entertained for the day. Other suggestions include the capital of the department of Tarn-et-Garonne, Montauban, and Bergerac.
On your holidays in Lauzerte you can expect to enjoy a pleasantly mild climate. In fact, it is usually a good few degrees milder than back in the United Kingdom. Between the months of June and September, you can expect average temperatures to be well above 22 degrees Celsius; and in the coolest winter months, daily highs should be in the low-teens. In this south-western corner of France, there are around 22 inches of rainfall per year.
Given the number of airports served in the UK, the best choice of arrival point for your holidays in Lauzerte will be Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS). Jet2.com, British Airways and Eastjet fly from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle (NCL) and Leeds-Bradford (LBA).