To do & to see in the Tarn: at the Domaine de Perches
To do & to see in the Tarn: at the Domaine de Perches, guests can enjoy:
• relaxing in one of the inside or outside living rooms
• lazing on the 90m2 sun terrace
• swimming in the ozone-purified swimming pool 12 x 5m from May to October
• playing tennis or just practicing on our hard-surface tennis court
• playing “French boules” or tennis table
• strolling in the gardens and park of the Domaine
• jogging or walking in the vineyards surrounding the house and the neighbouring woodlands
To do & to see in the Tarn: nearby
To do & to see in the Tarn: for shopping in local markets there is a lot of choice: Fridays or Tuesdays in Gaillac, Saturdays in Cordes and Rabastens, Sundays in St Antonin, most days in Albi.
Gaillac’s 110 winemakers offer wonderful wine-tasting opportunities.
Walkers and hikers can choose from nearby woodland walks to longer and harder trails in the Grésigne and Sivens forests and the Aveyron gorge.
Golf courses in easy reach of Perches include the 18-hole Albi-Lasbordes course, on the banks of the Tarn – rated by many as the best in the South West.
Furthermore, each year the Festival des Lanternes takes place in Gaillac from December 1st to the end of February.
The rolling countryside attracts cyclists of all ages and levels (Gaillac has a rental service and the Tour de France passes nearby most years).
On the Aveyron there is good canoeing, with great views of the Gorge (30 minutes by car).
The leisure complex, Cap’Découverte, offers a wide range of exhausting and exhilarating sports (France’s longest artificial ski slope, waterskiing – a 30 minute drive)
The rich architectural, artistic and historic heritage has something for everyone: churches, castles at Bruniquel, Penne and Najac, medieval hill-top ‘bastide’ villages (Castelnau de Montmiral, Cordes, Puycelsi). Do not miss the amazing city of Albi (25 minutes by car, bus or train), with its vast cathedral and the magnificent Toulouse-Lautrec museum dominating the historic centre.
To Do & To see: Further afield
For visiting without driving, local train services from Gaillac offer relaxed trips to Figeac, Villefranche de Rouergue (a famous Thursday market), Rodez (the Soulages museum) and, just 40 minutes’ away, Toulouse – whether for its cultural and historic riches, its gastronomic delights or its serious shopping opportunities.
Destinations for easy day trips by car from Perches include Moissac, Conques, Cahors and the Lot valley, Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the breath-taking bridge at Millau, Castres, Sorrèze and the Montagne Noire.