Rabastens / Tarn (village) - peaceful location , 15 minutes walk to the village or river Tarn or 5 minutes drive.
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About Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille
The owner bought the Property in 1984 , having fallen in love with it at first glance!He was a famous American musicologist whose family roots were French from Normandy. I came to share his life ten years later having given up my artistic agency and I continue to love the history of the region and its beauty as well as the kindness of its inhabitants.
Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 1980
Why Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille chose Rabastens
The main reason was to be in the Albigenses region, fascinated by the Cathars history. It was also a wonderful way of sharing the quietness of the countryside together with the activity of a nearby large city like Toulouse whenever. We both liked music, operas, exhibitions and we would frequently enjoy them.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
We enjoy the beauty of the park , the songs of the numberless birds, the red squirrels community as well as the couple of herons in the pond, or the charming moorhen's family. But at the same time we are connected to the modern world. It is a special pleasure to take a drive on back roads one after the other and let oneself be temporarily lost , going village after village among the beautiful Gaillac vineyards, the Bastides (Castelnau de Montmiral, Puycelsi, Cordes, etc,.) A small church in a sunflower field , a new auberge, an unexpected flee or flower market, then returning home for a swim in the pool or tea in the garden.This is life at its best.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A relaxing stay in a beautiful old Chateau in the heart of the Tarn
The accommodation was large and comfortable and set in the most beautiful grounds, which included a swimming pool. We thoroughly enjoyed the area which we had not visited before, visiting local markets, strolling around medieval villages, taking walks in the forests and chilling out on our return with a glass of the local wine. The owners were absolutely charming and made us most welcome. We look forward to a return visit next year.
L'hôte est une personne charmante qui fera tout pour vous rendre votre séjour agréable.
Nous avons toutefois regretté la proximité trop importante.
La demeure et son cadre sont magnifiques, toutefois quelques travaux de rénovation seraient nécessaires.
Nous recommandons malgré tout cet hébergement.
We are three hours drive from Biarritz to the West (Atlantic Ocean); and 2 hours from Narbonne, 3 hours from Perpignan and Spain (Mediterranean sea), 4 hours from Barcelone.
The main airport from us is Toulouse-Blagnac , 40 kms from here, forty minutes drive (highway). Cars rental are available at the airport and recommended. Detailed itinerary to be sent with contract.
Beautiful Rabastens is our nearest village, 1,5 km away. Church of Notre-Dame du Bourg , listed as a the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a jewel of the southern Gothic style. The local cellar is opened every day and you will find a great selection of local wines, red, rose, white or champagne-like.
Lisle-sur Tarn is 8 kms from us, Gaillac 17kms away, is a town with roots going back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance time and worth places.Albi is 35 kms away as well as Toulouse.
In those cities you will find medical facilities, cinemas, banks with automatic withdrawal services, restaurants , tea salons, and supermarkets. There are cultural events , various music festivals, fireworks events, celebration Summer all over; Friday morning open market in Gaillac, Saturday morning in Rabastens and Sunday morning in Lisle sur Tarn as well as Summer night markets. Albi (Toulouse-Lautrec famous painter's birth place and included on the UNESCO World Heritage since 2010) is a wonderful city .
We are in the heart of the famous Pastel region which developed in the 16 th century and brought huge prosperity to the region until the 17th when Indigo from India took over . Pastel is now back in the region again and seems to develop very successfully. The vineyard area , one of the oldest in France and reminiscent of Tuscany, has a wealth of winery to explore.