The department of Tarn et Garonne lies in the south west of France, in the Midi Pyrenees region. Carved into five distinct regions by the multiple rivers which cross the department, there is a holiday rental to suit every holiday maker.
Fishing on the rivers Tarn, Garonne and Aveyron are beautiful places to walk and fish. There are 1,400 km of fishable rivers in Tarn et Garonne, and numerous lakes too, although a fishing permit is required. With so much water in the department, there are of course many water based activities to enjoy from a Tarn et Garonne holiday rental gite.
Tarn et Garonne is mainly a rural region with a dispersed population, making it ideal for walking, horse riding and mountain biking. There are national walking trails marked across the countryside, from short strolls to major hikes, and there are plenty of options if you are looking to rent a holiday rental villa in Tarn et Garonne. The same goes for cycling and mountain biking, and bike hire is readily available.
There are limited golfing options from a Tarn et Garonne gite. There are many 9 hole golf courses around, but 18 hole courses are harder to find.
In the north of the department consists of the Quercy Hills, a beautiful rural region dotted with small medieval towns, encircled by fortifications. Of special note is the town of Lauzerte, which is worth visiting if just to see the Roman apse and the beautiful church. It is a region of wine production and marvellous gastronomy.
The Gasgcogne Hills dominate the south of the department. In the south, golf and sailing on the large lakes take up many hours for holiday makers in a Tarn et Garonne holiday rental from April until November.
You cannot fail to be amazed by Gallo Roman village of Caylus, which clings to the rocky gorges of the Aveyron, with its long and intriguing history. You may recognise some of the scenery from the film “Charlotte Grey”.
St Antonin Noble Val is among the oldest settlements in this part of France, perfectly situated for exploration of the department on horseback, bicycle or on foot.
Temperatures in Tarn et Garonne during the summer are beautifully mild, with daily temperatures peaking in the mid 20’s (°C), meaning that activity is possible even at midday in the height of the summer.
Both Toulouse (TLS) and Rodez Airport (RDZ) are within easy reach of a property in Tarn et Garonne. The TGV runs from Paris to Toulouse in just a few hours, and car rental centres are plentiful.