Gites Ruraux




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!

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Ed Goldstein