Holiday home in France
Situated on the border of the department Aveyron and department Lot, two fully renovated stone build lodges are available for a lovely quiet holiday time.
The lodges are located at 500 metres from the river Lot (with beach !) on the domain of Mas de Galy (2800 m2,). Each lodge is furnished and equipped with a fitted kitchen (with utensils), furnished bedrooms and bathroom, hi-fi system (Radio, CD) and terrace/balcony furniture.
The domain of Mas de Galy is situated on the edge of the village Saujac in the natural and cultural-historical surrounding of "Saut de la Mounine". The lodges of Mas de Galy share a unique ecological swimming pond (5m x 9m) with a sun terrace. Each private terrace or balcony offers a view on the private swimming pond or the castle of Montbrun against the northern cliffs of the gorges of the river Lot.
At 5 kilometres from Saujac is the ancient town of Cajarc offering shops (supermarket, mini-market, local market), restaurants with terraces, a museum, and a tourist information office.
Mas de Galy offers its guests a lot of peace and tranquility in a beautifull natural historically protected environment (Saut de la Mounine), authentic stonewall houses (from 1885), a private swimming pond, private parking, a playground, garden furniture, barbecues etc.
Both lodges also offer a wonderfull accommodation to a group or 2 families allied with each other (up to 12 people).
Three Stars accommodation ( Office de Tourisme d`Aveyron)
GITE 1 Le Pigeonnier (up to 6 people) with Pigeonnier
This spacious independant lodge/Gite contains two floors and has a pigeonnier (dovecote) and lucarnes (skylights).
The cottage offers a great balcony/terrace on the south-west.
The ground floor (approx. 12m x 5m) features an open kitchen with a dining table, a cozy stove corner, an open sitting/bedroom (2 p. sofabed) and a bathroom (toilet, sink and shower).
An old closed wooden staircase leads to the big bedroom under the old oak beams of the attic, with a lovely pigeonnier and two lucarnes.
Under the old beams are four 1 person beds. (2 beds are connected to each other).
The cave under this Gite can be used by all guests of Mas de Galy. In addition to the full equipment of the two separate gites, a washing machine, microwave, barbecues, additional terrace seats, toys for the kids etc. are available.
The balcony and the pigeonnier of this gite offers a magnificent view at the private swimming pond and the castle of Montbrun, against the rock walls on the other side of the river Lot.
GITE 2 La Granche (up to 6 people) with three levels.
This very broad gite over three levels contains a ground floor, with a entrance "entre sol". The ground floor offers a open dining/kitchen (oak, dish wasser, refrigerator, oven) with a diningtable and a seperated bathroom (sink, toilet and shower). A large private terrace is situated direct right from the entrance entre-sol. Quests can also use the furniture situated in the court.
An open wooden staircase leads to the livingfloor with a second entrance "rez chaussée", a souillarde and a cosy wood stove corner. The sofa bed provides lodging for 2 people.
A second open wooden staircase leads to the bedroom attic under the old oak beams with a lucarne (skylight), offering four 1 person beds (two beds are connected).
- Local contact
- Suitable for large groups
- Safe for small children
- Washing machine
- Vegetable garden
- Fenced garden
- High chair
- Bicycles at the house
- Hair dryer
- With swimming pool
- Private pool
The domain of "Mas de Galy" (2800 m2) lies on a terraced slope, 500 m outside the village of Saujac and about 500 m from the south bank of the river Lot in the department Aveyron, on the border of the department Lot. The estate is located in the natural and cultural protected area of Saut de la Mounine. The two stonebuilt gites ruraux of "Mas de Galy" (anno 1885) are fully restored. The gites are situated in an L-shape (see map), each cottage has a private terrace with a view at the rocks on the other side of the river Lot with the little castle of Montbrun located against the rock wall.
Saujac is a 12th century farmers village at 600 km south of Paris (see roadmap). An authentic small village with stone houses built in the architectural typical style of the Quercy region. In addition to the delicious private ecological swimming pond on the estate of Mas de Galy itself, there is also the river Lot with a beach on walking distance. People enjoy the grass and stone "beaches" and the flowing water. Small children enjoy "tampering" in the shallow water at the banks or in the "little pools" nearby the barrages. Genuine swimming is possible in the deep middle of the broad river that most of the time is flowing quietly.
Mas de Galy is a good starting point for walks (documented routes) and cycling tours through the countryside in the surrounding area. A lovely steep walk of only one hour to "Saut the la Mounine", starts directly from the gite.
5 km downstream the 12th century city of Cajarc offers visitors a nice authentic center. Cajarc is the birthplace of Francoise Sagan and Coluche. Visit Cajarc for your daily shopping, enjoy the terraces, restaurants and see the tourist office. Cajarc has a completely renovated municipal swimming pool (in 20015), with slides and tennis courts.
At 22 kms in the Aveyron the larger old city of "Villefranche de Rouergue" offers a beautifull square opposite of the great church (great market day Thursday morning's) and lovely quays along the river Aveyron. Trips to Villeneuve d'Aveyron, St Cirque Lapopie, Roccamadour, Cahors, Cordes, Figeac, Conques, Belcastel etc. are highly recommended, numerous beautifull archtectonical interesting small old villages in the surrounding are worth a visit.
The quiet region of "Quercy" with his high plateaus (causses), and sections with beautiful river valleys (gorges), offers natural and cultural surprises. At short distance, there are beautifull rivers the Lot, the Aveyron, the Cèlè, the Diège and the Tarn, finding there way through sometimes gentle and sometimes steep gorges. Daytrips through this nature with the many architecturally interesting towns by bicycle, on foot or by car are recommendable. A mild climat in the spring and autumn goes perfect with those activities.
In addition to the tourist office in Cajarc, all the gites of "Mas de Galy" offers brochures with tips for trips, walks (maps), markets, activities etc. Culinary this area of France is challenging, a search for small restaurants with local specialities is certainly rewarded, the wines are of good quality!
- Meadows and woodland
- In or near a village
- In or near a town
- At the farm
- Near swimming water
The Lot department of France is located to the north of the Midi-Pyrenees region, just east of the Dordogne department of Aquitaine. Historically (before the French revolution) the region was known as Quercy and you will see the name Quercy referred to in tourist information.
Places to visit in Lot with reviews from France This Way
Below you can see a description of Lot and its highlights. For details of each place (town, village, attraction...) that we have reviewed see places to visit in Lot.
Lot travel guide and highlights
Pont de Valentre at Cahors, France
The south-east of the department follows the meandering Lot Valley between Figeac and Cahors, and largely forms part of the Regional Natural Park of the Causses de Quercy.
Be sure to visit Cahors to see the famous Pont Valentre and a vibrant historical town and Figeac with its extensive historic centre.
Between the two you should also visit St Cirq Lapopie, a very charming village and the town of Cajarc. Close to Figeac we also particularly enjoyed exploring the villages of Capdenac and Faycelles.
One of the most popular attractions here is the village of Cabrerets, in an impressive cliffside setting, and where you can visit the Pech Merle caves, one of the very few caves in France with prehistoric paintings that remains open to the public.
Among the other highlights we recommend in this region are the Gorges at Aujols, Beauregard village, Bouziés to follow the riverside walk below the cliff, Calvignac, Cenevieres castle poised over the Lot river, the market town of Limogne and Sauliac-sur-Célé.
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Near theme park
- Water sports
- Mountain sports
- Flying and gliding
Additional price info and offers
In consultation, the cottages can be occupied by more persons than the maximum, € 70.00 per person will be extra charged per week.
- Safety deposit € 250.00
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 70.00
- Price bed linen per person (optional) € 10.00
- Price towels perp person (optional) € 5.00
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Fam. Wagenaars from Breda,
Wij hebben een heerlijke vakantieweek gehad in Mas-de-Galy! Het begon meteen al goed met het hartelijke ontvangst van de eigenaar. We hebben genoten van de prachtige omgeving, van het uitzicht vanaf het heerlijke (prive)terras, het mooie authentieke huis en heel gezellig ingericht, de zwemvijver waar we ook allemaal in hebben gezwommen tussen de kikkers en de vissen. Vanaf het huis zijn ook hele mooie wandelroutes en je loopt zo naar de rivier de Lot.
De omgeving is prachtig om tripjes te maken naar gezellige marktjes, mooie dorpjes zoals St Cirque Lapopie en Figeac. Helaas was de waterstand deze eerste week van mei nog te hoog om in de Célé te kanoen.... Dus moeten we nog een keer terug komen......., helemaal niet erg !
Onze kinderen hebben ook een supervakantie gehad. vooral kikkers vangen en jeu de boulen voor het huisje, voetballen in de tuin enz. enz.
Wij hopen nog een keer terug te komen!
Manuele van den Bos from Saujac,
Wat hebben we genoten deze "last minute" vakantie. Bij aankomst werden we warm ontvangen. Twee weken zijn voorbij gevlogen. Het weer was minder warm dan anders in augustus, maar dat gaf wel weer meer mogelijkheden om van alles te ondernemen; kastelen bezoeken, kano varen, markten afstruinen, stadjes bekijken etc.
Maar gelukkig liet de zon de tweede week zich wel zien. Weer of geen weer, we hebben bijna elke dag gezwommen in de heerlijke zwemvijver.
Soms was het wel 20 minuten heel stil bij de vijver als de jongens aan het zwemmen waren. Als je dan ging kijken zag je twee jongens op hun knieen naar al het prachtige dierenleven kijken in en om het water. Tamar kwam net van een NJN-kamp en heeft goed wat libelles kunnen determineren. Simen is nu echt klaar om maandag proef te zwemmen voor z`n A-diploma. Wat heeft hij vaak in het water gedoken, gezwommen en gespeeld.
Vandewalle from Gistel,
Dit is echt een aanrader, we hebben een zeer aangenaam verblijf gehad.
De Mas is mooi gerestaureerd, met alle moderne comfort maar met oog
voor authenticiteit ! De zwemvijver is niet alleen prachtig om te zien maar
ook aangenaam om je te verfrissen... De gastheer is heel hartelijk, met
enkele kleine attenties en plus.. de start van een mooie vakantie!