: St Gaudens
: St Gaudens
The house is in the village of Lespugue, a small village near Bolougne Sur Gesse, about 80km from Toulouse airport. It is a farming village and very rural. This is a real community where you will be made to feel very welcome, especially if you have children. There are around 20 houses in the village. There is almost no traffic through the village. Driving around the whole region is a pleasure. There are endless possibilities for traffic free and varied cycling directly from the village.
There is a small church, a little museum dedicated to the statue of venus found in the village and now in the Louvre. The museum serves drinks outside in the summer on a typically ah hoc basis. The scenery around the village is simply stunning, rolling farmland giving way to views of the Pyrenees.
There are ruins of the old chateau on the edge of the village and one of Europe's best preserved Roman Villa's a few kilometres away.
The nearest shops are in Blajan about 4km away where you will find a lovely bakers and a cafe/post office/shop.
About 9km away is Bolougne Sur Gesse which has a range of supermarkets, a fabulously local Wednesday market and a couple of swimming lakes.
The Pyrenees are around 45 minutes away and offer unlimited possibilities for hiking, cycling and outdoor sports and adventure sports.