For those looking for an authentic rural French holiday, Le Tramizal is a little gem. The cottage is several hundred years old (no one knows exactly) and has a large open fireplace and an evier downstairs, where a small family lived. The open plan kitchen is simple but has all the modern requirements for preparing delicious meals, including a stove, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, etc.
Upstairs, the grenier has been turned into a large bedroom with two large beds and a bathroom.
The cottage has a small private garden with a view over the village and its classified 12th century church.
Most of the Rignacois are sheep and dairy farmers, and chickens, geese, and ducks also run free. We have a café on our pond, a lovely spot to spend summer evenings with a glass of chilled wine or huddle over a dark Cahors wine on a chilly evening.
Gramat is five kilometers away and fills all shopping needs. Rocamadour, the most popular site in France after Mont Saint-Michel is seven kilometers away. Painters and photographers are especially drawn to this special area of France.
The area has many beautiful fortified towns, weekly markets and castles. Over the summer, there are several music festivals: classical in Saint Céré, jazz in Souillac, and African in Cajarc.
For the sporty and adventurous visitors, there is swimming, canoeing, spelunking, hiking, bicycle riding, horseback riding and ballooning.
And the region offers some of the heartiest cuisine and robust wines in France.