HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

My Gascony

The 'tour' starts in the bastide village of Miramont Sensacq. If you want a relaxed holiday in beautiful surroundings where the kids can wander free and discover nature - you've just found it!!

Come and see what makes this corner of South West France so special.

Gascony - part of Aquitaine - is home to "D'Artagnan" (he was a real person - Charles de Batz Castelmore - born in nearby Lubiac). Miramont itself was founded by Edward I of England. History is all around - churches (many dating from the 12th century), museums and roman mosaics. The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostelo runs though the village.

FOOD AND DRINK

The Gascon passion. Pork and beef are of the highest quality but the duck is king - with its princely foie gras. You can buy all these at local markets, where they also sell fresh fruit, vegetables, home produced cheeses and honey. Restaurants abound - from the small family run place offering a 4 or 5 course menu (including wine) for about 13 euros, to the 3star Michelin restaurant at Eugenie les Bains (just 12 kms away) where the bill could be 20 times as much!

Maybe eating 'in' (especially for the children) is a more practical idea. Not a problem. Supermarkets - big and small - are within a few kilometres, and here you can buy a mouthwatering array of pre-prepared dishes ranging from suckling pig through shellfish to a bewildering choice of terrines and pates. For a real shopping experience go to Pau - not only is it a fascinating town - but it has a magical food market with additional space for local producers several days a week.

The wines here are arguably some of the best in France and certainly the cheapest - Madiran, Tursan, Jurancon (names to conjure with) and Armagnac without dissent the finest brandy in France and always served at Presidential dinners. There are many small Armagnac producers around who will be happy to give you a tasting - or you can visit their centre at La Bastide d'Armagnac - a delightful old fashioned walled village some 25kms away.

THE COAST

The Atlantic coast, with several beaches to choose from, is about 90kms away - reputedly boasting the best surfing in Europe. Further afield you will find the Basque country - with its great cities of Bayonne, Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz. A different world, a different language - then up into the mountains of Col d'Ibardin to find cheap wine, spirits, food and petrol (not to mention leather goods!)

SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

After all the 'good' life - maybe you have a guilty conscience. Don't despair - help is at hand!

Swimming - in the pool at the house (this includes midnight!) Tennis - several courts nearby

Golf - a 9hole course 8km away, plus a variety of 'big-boy' places within 40kms

Cycling - bikes can be hired locally and the Tourist Office provides circuit maps

Walking - quiet rolling countryside nearby and for the more serious - the Pyrenees

Horse riding - three or four stables in the area from beginners upwards Water sports - canoeing on the Adour and water skiing on nearby lakes

Health and fitness - Eugenie les Bains for a total (not inexpensive) sybaritic experience, Dax for mud baths and other thermal treatments.

Kid's time - the nature reserve at Miramont Lake, wild life parks, aquariums, caves, a working 19th century farming commune, the famous little train into the peaks of the Pyrenees and donkey riding in Gavarnie (near Lourdes)

THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF GASCONY - WHY NOT COME AND DISCOVER FOR YOURSELVES???

Written by Susan McCarthy - Owner of Property 71354 in Miramont Sensacq, France

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

£ £

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Payment Options

Property Type

Popular Searches

Facilities

Location Type

Local Area

Property Details

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 3229 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #8043515
9
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
House #587533a
3
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
avg/night
House #1530882a
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 3229 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #1009011a
4
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 7 BR
  • 5 BA
  • 3767 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
Farmhouse #59250
17
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
avg/night
House #1502542a
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • 1937 sq. ft.
avg/night
Farmhouse #8376233
3
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 1517 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
Barn #8121230
4
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
avg/night
House #8120744
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
avg/night
Cottage #1431461a
1
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
avg/night
House #1611438a
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
avg/night
House #1516875a
  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilet
avg/night
House #1527948a
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 452 sq. ft.
avg/night
Cottage #1546405a
  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
avg/night
House #1611008a
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • 398 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #940007a
1
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
avg/night
Guest House #1333789a
3
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1829 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #1508503a
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 301 sq. ft.
avg/night
Mobile Home #1333365a
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
avg/night
House #1568389a
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
avg/night
House #1611066a
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
Cottage #1333367a
6
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
Chateau / Country House #8073404
9
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #1529402a
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2690 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #8400241
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • 1722 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #1415429a
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 430 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #8138614
18
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
View details for price
Cottage #3902892
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1291 sq. ft.
View details for price
Cottage #6040125
1

You might like these nearby properties

Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 538 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
Cottage #1245847a
28
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 473 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #1383400a
5
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1184 sq. ft.
avg/night
Cottage #8308778
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
House #575041a
13
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1291 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #1545026a
2
Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 3229 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
House #6363364
5
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6385201
8
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #8151476
5
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 1399 sq. ft.
avg/night
Cottage #8064708
4
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • 3767 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
Farmhouse #6877574
12
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #1443629a
13
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1291 sq. ft.
avg/night
Cottage #677366a
3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • 602 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #1329938a
4
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
avg/night
Villa #8370110
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1108 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #986192a
18
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1722 sq. ft.
avg/night
Chateau / Country House #1439009a
1
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1883 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #6102643
2
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • 2260 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #1545477a
1
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #1578322a
2
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • 269 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #1116644a
7
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 2152 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #6808040

Miramont-Sensacq Holiday Homes & Cottages (29)

 

Recent Reviews

A little gem in SW France

5 of 5
Michael & Lesley gave us a great welcome, and we cannot fault their attention to detail. The gite is exceptionally clean and well presented. It has everything you need for a rural retreat for two. The facilities are excellent and it was nice to have the little pool to collapse into at the end of a hot day exploring the local area. The Tourist Office in the nearby village of Lembeye has an enormous selection of "things to do" and we made the most of it. The gite is right in the middle of the Madiran wine area, so we made several excursions to vineyards and Chateaux in order to stock up with the local (excellent) wines. We explored Aire-sur-l'Adour to the north and Marciac to the east (shame we missed the excellent jazz festival which takes place in August). Pau, the nearest city has a pedestrian friendly centre with lots of parking, restaurants, and things to see. We can recommend the Bar Galway on the picturesque Boulevard des Pyrénées. Those mountains, should you want to visit, are easily accessible by car, being about 2hrs drive to the top of the Col de Pourtalet that leads into Spain. We have no hesitation in recommending Mike & Lesley's lovely gite.
  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Excellent Location

5 of 5
This apartment is very well situated near to the Chateau and the restaurant area but it is still very quiet. It is excellently equipped and well furnished. We even hosted a dinner party for local friends. Only downside is car parking but it is manageable. The host, Andre Bert, is very good and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 01, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017