Region & Surroundings


The Midi-Pyrenees is the largest region in France. It is often claimed to have the highest standard of living in the country, due to its combination of cultural diversity, sunny climate and varied natural landscapes, ranging from the towering peaks of the Pyrenees, the stunning gorges du Tarn, to the plateaus of the Averyon area. Spend some time in Toulouse, basking in the warm glow of its famous red-bricked buildings or perhaps visit the town Albi, to discover the world of Toulouse-Lautrec. Taste local produce (foie gras, cassoulet, Roquefort cheese, wines), visit  medieval castles or follow the route among fortified towns (Route de Bastides). You will come across stunning examples of Romanesque and Gothic villages. The region has many towns worth  visiting such as Toulouse, Albi, Cahors, Millau, Mountauban, Carcasonne, and Espaillon.


Cordes-sur-Ciel is a village in the Department du Tarn, with Albi as its capital city. The gorges du Tarn and Aveyron are within driving distance; an afternoon canoe trip through one of these famous gorges is considered a highlight by nearly all of our guests. There are vast areas of unspoilt oak forest nearby. You will drive past vineyards and fields of sunflowers, lupine and wheat. In contrast,  mountains and the typical limestone plateaus of the region (Causses) wait to be explored. 



Immense yourself in the French countryside. The forests and fields surrounding the house accommodate a variety of wildlife such as deer, wild boar, bird of prey (hawks, buzzard, falcon, owls), stone-martens, and an abundance of butterflies. A drive or walk on the winding roads at dawn or dusk, almost guarantee an encounter with local wildlife:  a heavenly place for nature lovers.

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