Gascony for Family Holidays...
And if you want to relax a bit, there is real pleasure in going into the village to buy fresh-baked baguettes or croissants from the Boulangerie or to have a leisurely glass of local vin rosé in the café - time seems to move slowly and there is a deep sense of tranquillity; relax in the warm sunshine and watch the world go gently by...
Gascony is famous for that special magical quality called 'Bien-Etre' ('Well Being') which means that after a holiday in Gascony you and your family will return home restored, refreshed, and reinvigorated!
Your Simply Gascony house will typically have a very good swimming pool. Also, there are lots of artificial lakes (base de loisirs) - with swimming, water slides, children's pools, sandy beaches, canoeing, pedal boating, playgrounds, lifeguards and picnic areas. And the Atlantic or Mediterranean coast are about 2.5 hours' drive from Auch...
Walking, hiking, cycling.
3000km's of special paths, including parts of the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela - www.tourisme-gers.com
Some of our properties have tennis courts and practically every village in Gascony has an excellent public court.
There are riding centres all over Gascony - www.fermedesgravelines.fr
Tree top walking
Tree top walking on ropes and bridges near Auch - www.levertenlair.com
Fishing on rivers and lakes - www.gers-peche.com
Water sports such as sailing, canoeing, and rafting - www.gascogne-navigation.com
Boating on the rivers or on the great 'Canal des Deux Mers' which connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean - www.canaldumidi.com/Canal-des-Deux-Mers.php
Hot air ballooning
There courses for all standards - www.golf-auch-embats.com
The majestic Pyrenees are about a 2.5 hours' drive to the South of most of our Simply Gascony properties - a fantastic day out!