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The self catering gite accommodation at Mas de Paul in the South West of France, forms part of a beautifully restored stone farmstead.
The gite is located in the hilltop hamlet of St Martial in the department of Tarn et Garonne, approximately mid-way between the cities of Cahors and Toulouse in the SW of France. The nearest town (4kms) is Laguepie at the confluence of the rivers Viaur and Aveyron; here you will find a wide range of amenities including shops, bars and restaurants. Laguepie has a charming Sunday market as well as regular events which are held throughout the Summer season.
The gite accommodation is set high above the valley floor in spectacular countryside with deeply incised wooded valleys of oak and sweet chestnut trees , the self catering gites are close to the dramatic Gorges de L’Aveyron and are also centrally located to some of the most beautiful small towns in South West France. This area of the SW is ideally suited to walking with many delightful trails and is also a perfect base for mountain biking with lots of challenging terrain.

The weather in the SW can be very hot in Summer  and you may prefer to spend time lazing round the heated south west facing pool or leisurely exploring the beautiful countryside and small towns; away from the crowds associated with some neighbouring areas. Spring and Autumn can often be ideal for walking and biking holidays; in Spring the meadows are covered in wild flowers and in Autumn the heavily wooded slopes take on dramatic hues.

Do find time for the local bars and restaurants, the south west area is well known for its cuisine with duck (foie gras) and game being very important local ingredients. The markets are full of regional produce and are crammed with seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally produced cheeses, 'saucissons' etc
There is plenty to do in the local region in addition to exploring the local countryside there are caves, numerous castles to explore, kayaking on the Aveyron River, golf at Albi and lots, lots more.
The self catering gite accommodation is very flexible and  consists of three  two bedroom cottages which  are ideally suited for  groups/families holidaying together; an additional  1 bedroom cottage is available on request (left unlet if not required), thus accommodating up to 14!  Each of the cottages is completely self-contained and each has its own private terrace and/or garden; the courtyard is completely enclosed by farm buildings and barns and is a wonderful place to sunbathe in the day and to sip drinks in the evening when the stone walls are subtly lit. There is a large outdoor table which can seat 12, a pizza oven and a barbecue in the courtyard. There is a table tennis table in the entrance barn. A ‘summer dining room’  with kitchenette and cloakroom/WC is accessed from the central courtyard.