Welcome to Sweet French Cottages located in the picturesque and unspoiled 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, and the Auvergne region was chosen #6 in the world as “Best in Travel 2016″ by 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. Suffice it to say, there are many medieval villages and castles to discover as well as walking, hiking, 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. A place that also 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 nestled in a restored ancient hamlet, just above the Lot River in the wine-producing area of Entraygues-Le Fel. The hamlet is peaceful, yet only 3 km from the medieval “Ville Fleurie” (Village of Flowers) of Entraygues-sur-Truyere, where two rivers “marry” at the foot of the 12th c. chateau. Entraygues offers charming shops, boutique wineries, shops, butchers, bakeries, cafés, restaurants and Farmer’s Markets as well as a post office, bank, doctors, pharmacy — and friendly people. According to The Rough Guide to France, “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 these ancient stone accommodations, all with beautiful interiors, mountain views, private terraces and pool with sundeck. The two larger cottages also feature stone fireplaces with vintage log stoves. Treat yourself to Sweet French Cottages and truly experience the “joie de vivre” of France!
As featured in Art & Décoration, Condé Nast Traveller and GreenTraveller. Fully licensed and awarded 3*** stars by the French Tourist Board.
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