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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Viella, France your home away from home

What can visitors expect when they make this village in the Gers department of the Midi-Pyrenees region their destination of choice? Excellent views of the lush countryside composed of vineyards and trees, plenty of things to see and do as well as sumptuous French cuisine. In terms of self-catering accommodation visitors can find a selection of comfortable villas and holiday homes to suit their needs.

Things to do on holiday to Viella, France

Those looking to really unwind and spend their vacation strolling or biking through beautiful countryside have got to seriously consider Viella as their choice destination. Holidaymakers also have the chance to survey the grandeur of the Pyrenees Mountains while sipping their beverage of choice in some of the local cafes and bars. At a few of these joints they can also enjoy live jazz music. The place is scenic from virtually any location; truly an avid photographer’s paradise. Anyone interested in taking a tour of the nearby vineyards to see the plantations and taste the finished product is welcome to do so. Those who plan to spend New Year’s Eve in this part of France will be in time for the annual New Year’s Eve Grape Picking. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes plucking over-ripe grape fruit at midnight by torch-light and making mulled wine from them, which visitors of course get to savour. For those who must have some activity as part of their holiday there are public pools in which they can swim and tennis courts.

Places to visit on holiday to Viella, France

The nearby Lascaux Li complex of painted caves is always worth taking a detour to see. Though they are replicas of caves in the department of Dordogne which have paintings dated over 17,000 years old, these enchanting caves were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979. Visitors always remark how amazing the Hall of Bulls is in particular. Also not far from Viella is the town of Lourdes which some visitors have simply called a life-changing experience. The spectacular scenery there and the magnificent castle also warrant special mention. Only a few kilometres away are the picturesque towns of Maubourget and Pau. These boast magnificent ancient architecture as well as dozens of places to shop. The cafes and restaurants there will serve you coffee and warm baguettes among other typical French repasts.

Weather in Viella, France

This region has rather cool weather throughout the year and even in July, its warmest month, temperatures hardly go past 10°C. Travellers who venture to Viella during winter need to grab everything they can lay their hands on in terms of warm clothing as it can get as cold as -10°C. Rain can mostly be expected during winter with most of the recorded rainfall happening between October and March.

Travel to Viella, France

Most visitors will jet into any one of Paris’ three international airports; Orly Fields, Charles De Gaulle or Beauvais-Tille and connect to the Pau-Pyrenees Airport from there when travelling to Viella. However, there are airliners with direct flights to the Pau-Pyrenees Airport from selected European cities such as Amsterdam, London and Dublin. This airport has offices for major car hire companies such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar so visitors can easily get a vehicle to get to their accommodation.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      First stay in Lourdes

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I was amazed that this property could be both so very secluded but also within a short walking distance of the centre of French life, Les Halles, the market. Also close by was the Tourist Office, very helpful in giving advice. Also, there was a mini supermarket which certainly stocked enough goods for all basic needs. I do recommend Les Halles for buying all manner of things, obviously bread, cheese, ham, also made dishes, I loved the Ratatouille. There was also a big outdoors market one day for produce from the area; I bought white asparagus, salad stuff, pork rillettes and some lovely Apricot jam. Some of these stalls were quite large, others small, I noticed that some elderly ladies were selling a few items, some homemade jam and a few vegetables or eggs. A very vibrant atmosphere, it was a 'catch up' and allowed everyone to talk about the past weeks' events. As everywhere, tremendous friendliness towards me and my friend- something to be remembered. For many, the importance of Lourdes is for the shrine to The Virgin. Very easy to get to there by foot or on a bus. The bus, from memory, S5, is a circular one about 6minutes from the house. It goes to the Basilica. The roads near the shrine are full of shops selling typical tourist things relating to Lourdes. Having said that Incame across a very interesting shop that sold fossils and I purchased an Ammonite as my souvenir. I also took bus to SNCF Gare to take localbus to Cauterets - check times - , terrific journey towards foothills of Pyrenees; two people selling their wares, bought more cheese, olives, pork and duck pate. Had a pleasant meal and returned. Cauterets very much a ski resort but worth a visit. Took train from SNCF Lourdes to Pau, a University town also very historic as Henri fourth of Navarre had palace there, also for those interested in history, Bernadotte, who founded the line of the present Swedish Royal family was born there. Back to the house; a beautifully presented property with a delightful garden, long and private because of position and the trees. Lovely to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. I would certainly wish to return again; a word of advice, make sure you understand the two controls for the TV, not complicated but I wasn't used to dual control. I know that M Desmales will ensure that a few basics are left if someone is arriving late. A very enjoyable seven days, a part of France I had not visited before; delightful in every way.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Perfectly beautiful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were very surprised to see how wonderful a property it was. It looked very good in the photographs but so beautiful in real life. Staying there was a very nice experience, with great accommodation and facilities available within. We loved the log fire in the evenings. The views were stunning at the property and we all had a very relaxing holiday. The main purpose for our visit was for the skiing at nearby La Mongie and Tourmalet, where we were not let down by the weather and were skiing in glorious sunshine. (Got sunburned, so remember to put on your sun-cream when up the mountains !) Our daughter and boyfriend loved the local walks. Many thanks, Martin & Lorraine, for the privilege of staying there and we will return again, hopefully, next season. Please feel free to print this and put it in your guest book, as we forgot to do so, sorry! Will be in touch. Mac, Christine, Katie and Toby, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. March, 2017.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017