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Domaine à Marmande

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The house

The self-catering apartment (80m2), with fully equipped separate kitchen (dish washer, oven, micro wave, gas stove, first essentials like coffee and tea, herbs & spices) has two bedrooms for maximum 5 people.
Each bedroom has 2x single beds (boxspring extra longue 2.10cm, plus 1x sofabed-1.30cmx1.90cm) and private bathroom (1x shower/bathtub/toilet and 1x shower only/toilet), The apartment has a covered veranda with garden furniture, picnic table, barbecue, overlooking the garden and has a separate entrance. Rooms are decorated with attention for details with many treasures found on local "brocantes" and "vide-greniers".


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Ecological
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath
  • With swimming pool


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Region: Gers (Armagnac, Gascogne, and Lourdes)
The house is facing south and has been decorated in Mediterranean style and colors. In the garden is a beautiful kidney shaped swimming pool of 4m x 9m. It originally was a typical Gascony style "fermette"(small farm) with oak beam and clay walls and during recent renovations, this style has been preserved to this day. First mention of the house was in the 12th century and throughout it's history and many wars, has served as a 'safe house'. It is surrounded by organic farm fields and has no direct neighboring houses. The area is very hilly with many small rivers and lakes and in the distance the snow capped Pyrenees mountains.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

Local specialties
Next to the famous Armagnac, some other special regional drinks or ‘special Gersois’ are , Le Pousse-Rapière (Armagnac and a vin sauvage or bubbly) and Floc de Gascogne (liqueur which is great in combination with Foie Gras). Most of the wine region is in west part of the Gers i.e. the Madiran region. We can always have you taste the wine served in the Salon Rouge. You write down what you have consumed and at the end of your visit we add it to your bill. Les spécialités de la région Midi-Pyrénées are foie gras, truffels, Roquefort cheese, prunes from Agen.

Restaurants in the neighborhood.
The Brasserie des Arts is our favorite in Mirande, La Petite Auberge, le Monde d'Envers in Marciac or the simple cafe in Bassoues with a great terrace are some restaurants to go to. Please also check via, a restaurant site or try a Ferme-Auberge, a farm which has a simple restaurant offering regional and it own produced foods. Ask us about our shortlist or look at our website under activities. We also recommend to do as the French do and that is, to have a lovely long and hot lunch and eat light at night. A 3-course warm lunch can be found everywhere in the area for as little as 10€ per person, including wine! We have several folders with recommended activities and restaurants and are happy to assist and make a reservation for you.


The Gers regio, where mass tourism has not yet infiltrated, is a region with more than 500 castles and 400 lakes.The region is also known for its purest air quality within Europe. On Monday and Saturday there is a farmers’ market in Mirande (4km/2,5mi), on Thursday in Auch (20km/17mi). During the summer various festivals are organized, i.e. the Country-Western Festival in Mirande and the world-famous Jazz Festival in Marciac (20km/17 mi) in July and August. There are many lakes in the area and 3 golf courses, one only 15 minutes away at the beautiful Château ‘La Pallanne’ (18-hole course at Château La Pallane- including great restaurant "Racine" for lunch). Lots of recreational activities are possible from hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, cross country by jeep to flying sports planes; a true paradise for the adventure seeker. For further information: Directly around the house are gently sloping hills and on a clear day, the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees are visible. Several ski resorts are nearby like Le Mongie or Le Tourmalet. Bicycles available for free. Festivals in Summer such as Jazz in Marciac, Salsa festival Tempo Latino and Country Western festival are all held nearby. Further details: and owners are happy to assist with daily activity planning! Charles and Caroline will be happy to share their favorite activities (restaurant short list) and even help assist in making reservations. Several mountain bikes available to explore the nearby villages and forest.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding
  • Other courses
  • Cross-country skiing

Further remarks

Unique is that you can also reserve a treatment or shiatsu massage during your stay as there is a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medecine) practice located at the house!
What makes us different? We offer many little extra's such as:

- every room equipped with extra long box spring beds ( 2.10 m)
- all rooms have a private bathroom with plenty of towels which you can exchange at your wish
- coffee & tea service in every room
- at your request treatments in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medecine) and Zen-Shiatsu available
- also on request introductory Tai-Chi lesson possible
- only 15 minutes away from a beautiful golf course at Château La Pallanne
- possibility to rent the house for groups up to 10 people

Closest airports: Toulouse Blagnac (100 km or about an hour's drive), Pau Pyrénées airport (100 km).


Additional price info and offers

High season is from June 1 until September 30. The cottage has 2 bedrooms (1 for 2 people the other for 3 people), with a fully equipped separate kitchen and a kitchenette. Linen is included, beds made upon arrival included in the price. High chair and babycot available upon request. Washing machine(shared) available for 4€ a load. Daily Bread delivery service available, free WIFI, barbecue, loaner bikes upon request. Less suitable for children under 8 years old.

Price includes

  • Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 100.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 50.00

Availability of 'Domaine à Marmande'

Caroline van Berkel has last updated the calendar on 17 Jan 2019

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Visitors of Domaine à Marmande evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in May 2018

Jullie hebben daar een unieke lokatie, mensen die wat rimpelingen in (geestelijke) vijver hebben komen totaal terug op aarde.
De uitstraling van het geheel is zeer rustgevend en positief.
Piet Brouwer

Visited in October 2017

Heerlijke plek, van waaruit je prachtige wandelingen kunt maken. Maar ook uitstapjes naar Toulouse, het strand of de Pyreneeen. Super aardige, gastvrije en behulpzame gastheer en -vrouw, Charles en Caroline.
Kortom een top-adresje!

Comment from Caroline van Berkel

Bonjour Hindrik en Leontine, hartelijk dank voor jullie commentaar! Jullie hebben zelf een kamer te huur dus misschien komen we ook nog eens naar Drente! Tot een volgende keer! Warme groet Caroline & Charles

Visited in August 2017

Op avontuur gaan en thuiskomen in Frankrijk!
De echte stilte, de goede zorgen van Charles en Caroline, de zon, het zwembad en de prachtige omgeving hebben ons verblijf tot iets moois gemaakt.

Comment from Caroline van Berkel

Dank je wel Esther en Björn en hopelijk mogen we jullie nog eens een keer verwelkomen!

Visited in August 2017

Heel erg bedankt voor het mooie verblijf hier voor het 2de jaar oprij. We hebben erg genoten van jullie woning, tuin, zwembad,en van jullie gastvrijheid! de kinderen hebben zicht terug kunnen uitleven zoals het jaar daar daarvoor. zij kunnen er maar niet over zwijgen van hoe leuk het daar was!. deze is zeker en vast een aanrader voor onze vrienden!!! wie weet tot volgend jaar!

Comment from Caroline van Berkel

Super dank dat geeft ons moed om op deze voet verder te gaan! Tot ziens, Caroline en Charles

Visited in August 2017

Wij proberen ieder jaar een aantal dagen bij Charles en Carolien te vertoeven. Dit jaar hebben wij het hele huis gehuurd met vrienden. Zowel kleine kindjes (jongste is 3) als 2 oudste (17 jaar) hebben zich uitstekend vermaakt. Alle kamers bezet en oergezellig. Charles en Carolien zijn uitstekende hosts en hun huis is een warme haven.
Tot volgend jaar!

Comment from Caroline van Berkel

Dank je Bob en Friedeke! Tot snel

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