About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Gascony History & Tourism, Dining-Wines-Antiques-Fetes, Gourmet Kitchen
Lovely stone home in town center, private garden/country charm. Antiques, period detail. Modern baths/kitchen, library of books/games, garden-view salon & dining room, plus a 2nd salon/office. Alfresco dining terrace. Balcony overlooking garden.
Privacy and quiet in the center of lively, historic market town of Condom in SW France, historic Gascony. A gourmand's paradise: great food (Michelin starred restaurant almost directly across the street), great value fine dining, many restaurants/shops/bakeries a 5 minute walk, fois gras, wine & armagnac chateaux (& Musée d'Armagnac). History & culture. Museums, Condom's Cathedral de Saint-Pierre attracts many pilgrims and tourists alike. In the summer, each day offers a selection of fetes, markets, regional spectacles (dozens of quaint towns/villages within 20 minutes drive). Mediterranean climate. Sports, river boat rental, parks, Condom's town swimming pool. Music fêtes & festivals in nearby picturesque villages & bastide towns. Shop antiques, “brocantes”, Vide Greniers & boutiques. Buy local produce or prepared cuisine at market or dine out. And walk home! --Home Amenities: Antiques & period detail. New baths & gourmet kitchen, TVs, DVDs, books, games, garden-view salon & dining room plus lovely alfresco dining terrace. A 2nd salon offers room to spread out (& doubles as 5th bedroom should anyone need ground floor accommodation). Up a spiral staircase are 4 large comfortable bedrooms, full bath/bidet, library & lovely balcony overlooking garden.
You will have the entire house and garden to yourselves.
Interaction with guests
We have a lock box on the front door so you needn't worry that someone may or may not be there when you arrive. You arrive and enter the keycode (which we provide to you) and you are in! Myself and my husband are in California most of the time, but I am available by email and phone always. Of course we have a local caretaker dedicated to your visit. Suzanne will be available to answer questions and handle any difficulties that may arise.
We are almost directly across the street from a great Michelin starred restaurant (La Table des Cordeliers). But you will find your maison will always be perfectly quiet. Step outside and find town a few minutes walk away and return to a very private quiet country garden.
We are 75 km from Toulouse airport, 35 km from the Agen train. You will likely need a car, but that said, many pilgrims seem to manage on foot!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Perfect Location! Lovely quiet traditional town home in lively, historic market town of Condom (South west France, the Gers, historic Gascony) has been tastefully restored & decorated. Stay in town. Walk to gourmet & great value dining, country cuisine, many restaurants, fois gras, wine & armagnac chateaux (& Musée d'Armagnac).
History & culture. Museums, Condom's amazing Cathedral de Saint-Pierre. Mediterranean climate.
Sports, river boat rental, parks, Condom's town swimming pool, golf.
Music fêtes & festivals in nearby picturesque villages & bastide towns. Shop antiques, brocantes, Vide Greniers & boutiques. Buy local produce or prepared cuisine at market or dine out. And walk home!
--Home Amenities: Antiques & period detail. New baths, gourmet kitchen, TVs, DVDs, chess & board games, garden-view salon & dining room, lovely alfresco dining terrace. A 2nd salon offers room to spread out (& doubles as 5th bedroom). Up a skylit spiral staircase are 4 comfortable bedrooms, full bath, library & lovely balcony overlooking garden.
Wine, Dine, Armagnac chateaux, and Markets:
You are a short walk to many superb local restaurants. Enjoy memorable (& great value) meals. Dining in Armagnac, duck, and Foie Gras country is a highlight of Gascon life. Just 2 hours from Mediterranean & the Atlantic, seafood too is wonderful. Gascons are justly proud of their wines, Armagnac & floc (a local aperitif). Try a Pousse Rapiere from chateau St. Puy – add it to their sparkling wine, drink, then sit. Wine tasting & ancient Armagnac chateaux (21 nearby) are available year round for tours & tasting.
Condom is a market town: Wednesdays & Saturdays. Daily you will want to try the many local bakeries, fruit/veggie stands, the fish monger & specialty food shops. Bring home local produce, meat & fish to your gourmet kitchen, open a nice local wine, & dine al fresco on the terrace. If you love the markets, festivals, sunflowers, beauty, history & cuisine of rural France, holiday in Gascony. They say Gascons live longest of all in France. Holiday here - you will understand.
Festivals, Outdoor Music, Fêtes, Vide Greniers:
From April on, towns begin their Vide Greniers (car boot sales without cars), open air markets, & annual fêtes. Each weekend has several beckoning - we try to visit them all. The fêtes normally offer food & local produce for sale, music, lunch or dinner & dancing under the stars. Annual music festivals include the internationally famous jazz at Marciac, Country Music in Mirande, Tempo Latino in Vic Fezensac, Condom's frequent classical music events & Condom's annual Bandas festival in May, Agricultural festivals, Garlic & more. Live music is featured at most outdoor events. Churches & cathedrals, notably the nearby Abbeye de Flaran, offer concerts throughout the year. Each of the dozens of local towns & villages are picturesque & worth a visit. Many are a mere 10 minute drive. Great opportunities to meet welcoming locals, enjoy the ambiance, the refreshment, and dance. I keep a big notebook at the house with info, suggestions & contact detail for tons of local activities & events.
Activities in the Gers - Gascony:
There is something for everyone in Gascony. And Condom is the perfect base for countless excursions. Many towns (including Condom) offer swimming pools or sandy-beach lakes for swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, and diving. Condom is a great town for Antiquing. Beautiful golf courses nearby (most with excellent reasonably priced restaurants), horse racing, horse riding, bullfighting, tennis, flying & microlighting, spas and thermal cures, museums. Theme parks - one features the environment, another allows young & old to walk in the treetops. Boating and Canoeing: Hop on a lunch or dinner cruise, or hire your own to explore the River Baise. Classical music concerts: Condom offers weekly concerts during the summer. Visit the Musée d'Armagnac & learn how it differs from Cognac. Explore dozens of picturesque nearby villages, or venture a bit further: Atlantic Coast (Biarritz, etc.), the stunning medieval city of Toulouse, Bordeaux, Pau, & the Pyrenees (for hiking or skiing).