Au Bourg is a welcoming, traditional Gascon farmhouse, tucked away in a tranquil village location. The enclosed large sunny courtyard to the front makes it ideal for families with toddlers, while larger children can let off steam in the orchard area to the side. Close to the market towns of Marciac and Maubourguet and the wine area of Madiran, the area is renowned for its excellent and affordable restaurants. One of our favourites in Maubourguet offers a 4 course meal including wine for 11 Euros per head. As the area is flat, it is ideal for cycling and the River Adour offers paddling and swimming opportunties. The Pyrenees is in easy reach and we have spent many a happy day trekking in the mountains or skiing at Cauterets. The cities of Tarbes and Pau are a short drive away if you need a break from tranquillity.
We have owned Au Bourg for 8 years and it is a very special place. We are a family of 5 and have enjoyed extended family holidays with another family of 5, paddling in the river, cycling to the local café for lunch and skiing in the winter. During the summer months, the surrounding villages host fetes, culminating in August with the internationally renowned Marciac Jazz Festival. During this time all of Marciac becomes a huge venue with stalls, pop up cafés, bars and restaurants and is a lof of fun, even if you never actually buy a ticket to the ticketed events! The Madiran wine festival is also held in August and is two days of fabulous wine tasting with plenty of fun for the kids too. We just love this very special area of France which has resisted commercialization to a large extent.
Let us know what you are interested in and we will happily give you our recommendations. This is an area which would suit almost anyone.
Please contact us for availability. To secure your reservation you should complete and return the booking form which we will send you, along with a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the rental total. The balance is to be paid at least 8 weeks prior to the start date plus a refundable deposit of £250 to cover accidental damage which will be returned to you at departure or within 7 days unless replacements or repairs to the property and its contents are required