A clean, spacious, light and airy apartment, which comfortably fits five.
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About Geoffrey Douglas
Geoff Douglas is a physician and occupational health specialist. He was born in London, grew up in Zambia, schooled in Zimbabwe and read medicine at Oxford. He worked for 35 years in Swaziland, where he founded a managed health care organisation that grew to fourteen clinics, fifty staff and over forty thousand patients. As a holistic practitioner, Geoff has developed his interest and awareness of the significant role nutrition can and should play in health. He is the CEO of Health Empowerment Through Nutrition, and now lives with his wife, Penny, on the farm - Saint Laurent - in France, where they practise permaculture. Geoff has written a novel - The Rattle of Seeds - and a fascinating memoir - Life is a Fatal Illness.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
There are excellent restaurants nearby:
• Chateau de la Terrasse - Carbonne
• La Tomate du Jardin - Daumazan-sur-Arize
• L'Enclos - Cazères
• Le Moulin d'Edmond - Gratens
• Restaurant Sentenac - Tourtouse
Discover the ancient bishopric of Rieux-Volvestre, the formerly walled town of Montesquieu-Volvestre, the plush houses of Carbonne, and many other picturesque villages. Whether for a relaxing weekend or for a longer holiday in the countryside, many surprises await you:
• Le Village Gaulois (Gallic village)
• La Clairière aux Insectes (Insectarium)
• Bird watching
• Hilltop walks
• Donkey trekking
• Water sports - Garonne River
• Star gazing - Latrape
• 10 pin bowling - Rieux-Volvestre
• Markets selling organic food and handicrafts.
With the majestic, snow-capped Pyrenees as the backdrop, in Volvestre you will find everything to satisfy an adventurous spirit.
The people of Haute-Garonne have always loved cycling, and over 190 km of bike paths have been established, which allow everyone - families, children and competitive or weekend cyclists - to go on long tours in safety. Starting from Carbonne, Salles-sur-Garonne or Saint-Julien-sur-Garonne, there is a clearly-marked, safe cycling trail beside the Garonne river.
The weekly markets are where it all happens, and they are the best places to meet the farmers and caterers and get a taste of what they offer. Each town has its market, and each market has its particular day of the week:
• Montesquieu-Volvestre – Tuesday
• Sainte-Croix-Volvestre – Wednesday
• Carbonne – Thursday
• Saint-Sulpice sur Lèze – Friday
• Cazères – Saturday
• Rieux-Volvestre – Sunday
Only forty minutes on the A64 motorway is Toulouse. Here, when you are tired of shopping and culture, you can visit:
• Aeronautical Museum
• Space City
Public transport is available at Rieux-Volvestre (Bus) and at Carbonne (Bus and Train).
Toulouse (40 mins) and Albi, Carcassonne and Lourdes (all 90 mins) are within easy reach by car.