Les Cabannes is a beautiful village at the foot of Cordes sur Ciel (village préféré des Français 2014) and Maison Felix is an idyllic 18th century holiday cottage near the quiet square, by the river Cerou, a few minutes walk from a bakery, a bar, restaurants, theatre and shops. Cordes is an easy walk away, and the 'petit train' runs through Les Cabannes in the summer months for those who would rather take a ride to the top of this wonderful bastide town. Maison Felix can be rented for your holiday.
There are a plethora of walks directly from Maison Felix, into the countryside, along the river banks, or up into the magnificent fortified medieval town of Cordes sur Ciel. You can use the bicycles to travel further afield, or to visit the Garrisou water park on the outskirts of the village. There are weekly markets in Les Cabannes and Cordes.
The Midi Pyrenees around Cordes sur Ciel is one of the most beautiful parts of France. Nearby are the Roman vineyards of AOC Gaillac, the imposing pink brick cathedral of Albi, and the museum to its famous son, Toulouse Lautrec, numerous other bastides to see, such as Penne, Castelnau de Montmiral, Bruniquel (with its Offenbach festival), Puycelsi and Najac, or the gorgeous St Antonin Noble Val with its famous Sunday market and canoes for hire on the Aveyron.
As well as the water park, swimming is in the reservoir near Monesties, or in the river at Laguepie or Lagarde Viaur looking up at the spectacular village perched on the rocks above.
Toulouse is about an hour away by car or train (from Cordes Vindrac station) and Figeac is worth a visit in the other direction.
Maison Felix is a well equipped cottage on four levels, with a comfortable kitchen and living area at ground level, a peaceful double bedroom with WC & bathroom on the first floor, a delightful salon with a breathtaking view of Cordes sur Ciel on the second floor (with a sofa bed) with separate shower and WC, and a spacious attic with double bed, and glorious views from the skylight. Just around the back is a garden with a sheltered area, a hammock a table and chairs for al fresco dining.
Please contact the owners, Tim and Kate Wardle, to make a booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01798 342354 (0044 1798 342354)