Welcome to Sweet French Cottages nestled in the picturesque and unspoilt Lot Valley in the Aveyron Department of the Region Midi-Pyrénées, an enchanting region between Bordeaux and Provence that offers 10 of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Sweet French Cottages straddles the Aveyron and the Auvergne, a region that was chosen as #6 in the world ”Best in Travel 2016″ according to Lonely Planet.
Aveyron is a unique, inspirational and timeless place. This captivating region is home to the St Jacques de Compostelle, the Pilgrim’s spiritual path from France to Spain, the Route of the Lords of Rouergue, the Knights Templar and Hospitaller villages. There are many medieval villages and castles to discover, walking and hiking trails, wine tasting, water sports, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and bird watching in an area that promotes le tourism vert (green tourism). A place that returns one to something authentic and restores one’s physical and spiritual strength.
This is an area that strives to preserve traditional cuisine with farm-fresh food and regional specialties at a very good value. A place that offers fantastic restaurants, 7 of which boast Michelin Stars, including Bras which has 3 Michelin Stars and is rated one of the top restaurants on the planet. France Magazine wrote, “There is no doubt that the Lot Valley offers a diverse range of culinary delights, from chestnut liqueur to succulent beef and much more besides — there really is something to satisfy all tastes.” For wine enthusiasts, Entraygues-Le Fel has a handful of wineries to explore and all of the Southwest wines are celebrated and drunk here including Languedoc, Cahors, Gaillac and nearby Marcillac.
Sweet French Cottages is well-positioned on a sunny hillside in an ancient hamlet, just above a meandering stream and the Lot River. Quiet with fantastic views, yet only 3 km from Entraygues-sur-Truyere, a medieval “Ville Fleurie” (Village of Flowers), where two rivers “marry” at the foot of the 12th c. chateau which offers full services including cafés, restaurants, butchers, bakers, weekly Farmer’s Market, post office, bank, doctors, chemist — and friendly locals. The Rough Guide to France tells us that this is “The most beautiful stretch of the Lot Valley is the 21.5 km between the bridge of Coursavy, below Grand Vabre, just north of Conques and Entraygues.”
Come stay in one of our ancient stone accommodations — all with beautiful interiors, mountain views, private terraces and pool with sundeck. Two of the cottages also feature stone fireplaces with log stoves. Treat yourself to Sweet French Cottages and truly experience the “joie de vivre” of France!
Sweet French Cottages has been featured in Art & Décoration, Condé Nast Traveller and GreenTraveller. Fully licensed and awarded 3*** stars by the French Tourist Board.
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