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23 avenue Louis Bessières 82240 PUYLAROQUE France

Tel: 0033 5  63 31 25 71

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Rooms with a view...

 

ABOUT

Ideally situated in Puylaroque, a hill-top medieval village in SW France and with wonderful views,"Les Chimères" offers a pleasant change from hotels due to Lisanne's artistic influence and helpful hospitality.

If 'en route', it's much more than a simple stopover and if on holiday, it's an ideal base from which to visit Cahors, Montauban, Albi and Toulouse, as well as the many delightful Bastide villages.

Oh, forgot to mention...winner of "4 in a bed in France"!

 

ROOMS

ROMANTIC

The “Romantic” has a classical feel with Henry II furniture (copy circa 1900!) and a colour scheme ranging from damask rose to burgundy.

The bathroom has a roll top bath ….lion’s feet to boot!

The bedroom has a double bed and an adjacent small sitting room with a child's bed.

RUSTIC

The “Rustic” has a more countrified feel with stone walls, rush matting and  a vivid, yet harmonious, colour scheme. The bathroom includes his and hers washbasins and a bidet.

 

WELCOME

Entrance

 

Entry for the rooms and gite

is by rue Béral, behind the house; you are independent

with your own keys and no time restrictions.

Street parking is available by the Mairie 100 yards away.

On arrival, you'll be directed to the rear entrance, where you can unload luggage before parking.

Breakfast

 

Breakfast is taken downstairs, reached via the 12th century

stone staircase that was the watchtower on the ramparts

during the hundred years’ war.

Homemade bread, brioche, yogurt, fruit compote, cakes, jams as well as locally produced honey and fresh fruit set you up for the day...

Amenities

 

Both rooms have wineglasses & corkscrew and tea/coffee making facilities, and an electric blanket on the double bed in winter!

Each room has an iron and board, hairdryer, fan, dressing gowns, slippers, books, magazines

 + toiletries, madeleines & chocolates ...

Free WIFI.

Travel cot available on request.

Sorry, no animals in the rooms...2 dogs and 3 cats at Les Chimères!

 

GALLERY

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THINGS TO DO

What a choice...

 

The village has shops including a baker, butcher,  grocer,  ironmonger, chemist and hairdresser,

(no candlestick maker sadly!) as  well  as a doctor, district nurse and library. 

A café and 2  restaurants  

(a gastronomic: "Les Sens" 50 yards away and a traditional: "Le Vieux Moulin" 5 kms distant)  

ensure a pleasant pause!

There’s a lot to visit and explore locally whether you are sporty (horse riding, canoeing, swimming, hiking, fishing, mountain biking....), tuned into culture (visiting museums, Romanesque churches, Bastide villages, Albi....) or more leisurely, enjoying the local Quercy wines and food;

perhaps savouring your purchases from the colourful local markets.

There are two vineyards near the village: Domaine de Merchien (who make traditional English ale as well!) and Domaine de Mazuc where you can have a tour and purchase wine/beer.

And why not just relax in the garden !

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Leisure activities

 

Rock-climbing, canoeing, paragliding or just gentle rambling: the choice is yours!

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Culture vultures 

 

will love visiting Albi, Moissac, Toulouse or 

St Antonin Noble Val

closer to home (where they filmed "Charlotte Grey" and "Hundred foot journey")...

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Markets

 

The main markets are in the mornings

at Caussade on Monday and St Antonin on Sunday

GUEST REVIEWS

"Booked on the day

Lisanne was a wonderful hostess.

Room fab and staying in December

it was a lovely touch to have an

electric blanket even though

the room was toasty.

Breakfast fab.

An excellent place to stay."