Lazing by the river, near Albi
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As close as you can get to paradise!
We truly enjoyed our 3 weeks stay at this fantastic gîte. Perfectly situated by the river Tarn. The big terrace was heaven and we spent most of our time there, breakfast in the mornings, bbq in the evenings, wine drinking, river views are never boring, watching fishes jump, bird watching, strange animals, canoeists in the afternoon. There is always something happening around the river. We also tried some fishing but with less luck.
Les Alvetats is also perfectly situated for exploring the surroundings. Albi is a beautiful town, small villages like Ambialet is nearby. Cordes sur Ciel is a must to visit. We took many wonderful tours by car, up in the mountains on narrow roads but with stunning views. Also took tours to Castres, Galliac and bought beautiful fresh Rose Lautrec garlics from a farmer outside Lautrec.
There is a Carrefour in the next village for food shopping and a big Geant Casino not far away. The Marché Couvert in Albi is worth a visit.
The gîte has everything you need but it has a quirky layout, 2 small bedrooms both with shower rooms. Main bedroom has just a washbasin. Bathroom a bit separate from bedroom. But only one tiny toilet for the gîte, without washbasin. Could be some problem if you are a big family. But this was for us a minor issue.
If you like swimming but have some kind of mobility problems, there will be problems with access to the river from the garden. But this was solved by many lovely spots to find by the river, between the gîte and Ambialet, both for swimming and picinic.
We have had one of our best vacations and would definitely return. We recommend Gîte Gavial to all who long for tranquility with a wonderful view, in one of the most beautiful parts of France.
Corinne was also a helpful and lovely host. Hope your children will enjoy the boat.
/E&U from Stockholm Sweden
Lieu idéal pour séjour au calme au bord du Tarn
La maison est idéalement située au bord du Tarn avec un accès direct pour se baigner et faire du Canoë. Nous avons pris tous nos repas sur la terrasse avec vue sur le Tarn. De plus, et c'est important, la maison est restée fraîche malgré la canicule. Et enfin Corinne a été une hôte très attentive à toutes nos questions, et nous a réservé un excellent accueil. Bref un séjour parfait dans un lieu unique!
gite tres agreable
nous avons passes de bonnes vacances dans un très bon gite il ne manquait rien de la place et du confort et des propriétaires très agréable
néanmoins je ne reprendrais pas de gite ou l on encaisse la caution qui est payée en mémé temps que la location et qui nous est restituée que 8 jours après notre départ
- Fishing in front of house
- Base of Canoeing Avalats 100 meters
- Horseback riding 2 km: The Palatié
- Trips and walks through the Chemin des Fontaines or Bellevue Paths (variant of the GR 36)
To see / visit:
- Albi 10 minutes (Episcopal City World Heritage Site by UNESCO)
- Meander Priory of Ambialet (15 minutes)
- Cordes (Preferred village French)
- Industrial site in Tarn Leaping Museum in St. Juéry (5 min)
- Wine Route Gaillac
- Toulouse Lautrec Museum
- Etc ..
Marathon Albi - which passes the house (April)
Pause Guitar Festival (July)
Festival glances - Cinema (November)