Villa Le Camp is located in the former region Midi Pyrénées (since 2016 Occitanie together with the former region Languedoc Rousillon) where the departments Aveyron, Lot and Tarn et Garonne meet. The region offers spectacular landscapes. Its plateaux are surrounded by beautiful rivers – the Lot, Tarn, Aveyron and Aubrac which flow through magnificent deep gorges making it ideal for canoeists, walkers and naturalists alike.
With a large number of sites that carry the title “Most Beautiful French Villages”, these departments are well represented on the national honours list. The Aveyron and Lot rivers are flowing through the towns of Rodez, Villefranche de Rouergue, Cahors and Cajarc. At Montauban the Aveyron flows into the Tarn River to stream further down to the capital of the region: Touluse. Their twisting gorges are a timeless journey of ancient villages amongst rolling hills and vineyards – however, the tranquility of the region nowadays masks a more turbulent past – dotted with hill-top bastides, built during the Hundred Years War.
The area is steeped in history. The Cathars, the French and even the English have all ruled here, not to mention the Romans. Going even further back are the world-famous ancient cave paintings at Pech Merle.
The climate in this region is wonderful during the summer – plenty of sun with temperatures in the late 20’s & early 30’s – ideal for a break in the country, be it for the active outdoor life, the wealth of sightseeing, or lying by the pool.
Out & About
Beautiful Villages: Several of the most picturesque villages in France are less than an hour’s drive. Najac, Conques, Belcastel, St Cirq Lapopie & Cordes sur Ciel are all exceptional.
Historic Towns: Villefranche de Rouergue, Cahors, Montauban, Figeac, Albi & Toulouse are all local towns with wonderful history, museums, buildings and open markets – with excellent sightseeing, shopping and restaurants.
The area offers plenty possibilities for full day activities. More information here.