the ideal destination....
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Gascony is great for families and friends who want to relax, unwind, and slow down. We are your best way to find a holiday home in Gascony to rent at any time of the year. This is a truly beautiful, unspoilt, and welcoming part of Southwest France.
Each property in our selection has its own individual character and charm. Gascony has a great climate, proper countryside, wonderful local markets, delicious food and wine, and fascinating history and architecture. We work with a variety of other local Gascon businesses to provide our guests with a customised personal service and a wide range of holiday opportunities and experiences.
Travel between the UK and Gascony is easy…
Gascony is easily accessible by car - especially using the Channel Tunnel. From Calais, it will take around 10 hours’ driving on high quality ‘autoroutes’ to reach Auch, the capital of Gascony. The overnight Brittany Ferries route from Portsmouth to St Malo is also very convenient and makes for less driving.
By train from Paris, you can be in Bordeaux in about 2 hours, Agen in about 3 hours and Toulouse in 4.5 hours. The quickest train journey from London to Agen takes only 7 hours. https://www.thetrainline.com/
You can reach Gascony from anywhere in the world by flying via Paris, London, or Madrid to one of our beautiful ‘gateway’ cities, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Flights are frequent and schedules now returning to something like normal, although there is the possibility of further strike action causing disruption this summer.
“Over the last 30 years, France has been the most visited country in the world…with a pre-pandemic peak of about 90 million visitors…” (source: UN)
“Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year. Most visits are trouble-free.” (source: UK Government)
“Visitor numbers from the USA were 3.7 million in 2022, almost back to pre-pandemic levels, but with total spend higher than in 2019.” (source: https://france-amerique.com/).
Please check the UK Government Travel Advice service - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france for up-to-date information. It is more important than ever to have travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
Climate & Countryside…
Gascony has a great year-round climate. With practically no pollution and low population density, Gascony is one of the healthiest destinations in Europe. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside of rolling hills and valleys offers plenty of scope for expeditions and exploring, the chance to enjoy an active holiday at your own pace. You can explore ancient villages or markets full of local produce, then dine al fresco through long summer evenings. The majestic Pyrenees Mountains offer excellent skiing in winter and hill-walking in summer with the wildflowers and eagles.
Food & Wine…
Gascony is renowned for its local delicacies such as the many recipes for duck. Flavours are generally rich and healthy, food is mainly unprocessed and sourced locally, with gently reared tender red meat, really tasty chicken, the famous Toulouse Sausage, a vast range of patés and 'charcuterie', and traditional foie-gras. Local markets are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, patisserie and croissants, and a multitude of cheeses from cows, sheep, and goats. Wine lovers have always known Gascony for its wide range of authentic country wines, the intriguing aperitif 'Floc de Gascogne' and its signature brandy 'Armagnac'.
Variety is the spice of Gascony – there is something to offer everyone and all ages - from visits to châteaux and cathedrals, to food markets and water sports, from jazz festivals to salsa events, from wine and garlic festivals to car boot sales, from antique fairs to village fêtes and night markets. If you have a sport, hobby or interest you want to follow while on holiday, let us know and we will find out where you can do it in Gascony.
Simple contract, personal service…
Our Simply Gascony 'Holiday Rental Agreement' sets out in simple terms and clear English the relationship between, and the obligations of, both Owner and Tenant. Simply Gascony ensures a fair and reasonable balance between the Owner and the Tenant. You will find a copy of this Agreement on our Rental Agreements page. Simply Gascony provides each Tenant with a personal service before, during and after their Rental. Each rental property has a local housekeeper who is the primary point of contact. Simply Gascony has a network of Working Partners. These are local Gascon businesses which help us to provide our guests with a customised personal service and a wide range of holiday opportunities and experiences.