And if, after relaxing by the heated pool, you were thinking of nourishing your body and mind, the gastronomic and cultural specialties will delight you. Bordering departments that are very famous for their local cuisine, Quercy’s restaurateurs will delight you with their foies gras, gizzard salads, duck confits, walnut cake and other local specialties. You will also be able to taste the delicious fruits of the orchard, the Tarn-et-Garonne being the first producer of fruits in France and in particular of kiwis. You see, whatever you wish, to bombard or to watch your line by eating light, Quercy will know how to please you. Especially since Beaumont de Lomagne and its famous purple garlic, delicious in preparations and excellent for the health, is one of the key stages of your tour in Quercy. You will find it on the stalls of the markets which make the happiness of the locals and the tourists by proposing flavours of the corner and colors of season. The Chasselas of Moissac, sporting its golden color and its appellation d’origine contrôlée, will delight your taste buds as soon as it is harvested in September.
The body thus satiated, you will be able to offer it exercise in the magnificent Aveyron gorges, natural jewels of Quercy, where the pleasure of the eyes, with breathtaking landscapes and water games, are combined. You will enjoy these natural beauties even more by rafting or canoeing. You will also be able to delight your mind by making it discover the famous great sites of Midi-Pyrénées that will mark out your route. The wonders of the area are numerous:
- Starting, on the road to Santiago de Compostela, with the exceptional cloister of Moissac with its magnificent tympanum, the largest in Europe. Jewel of Romanesque art, you will be surprised by the painted walls of the abbey,
- Montpezat de Quercy, listed as a protected site, will make you travel back in time with its collegiate church of the fourteenth century and its Flemish tapestries of the sixteenth,
- As well as St. Antonin Noble Val and its stunning medieval village heart,
- Then follow the walks along the Canal du Midi, built in the 17th century, one of the oldest canals in Europe still practicable today, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Push on to Montech and you can dream as you watch the barges take the famous water slope.
You see, you won’t have enough of your stay to tour the riches of Quercy!!
You’ll have to come back to enjoy the sweetness of life in the South West in one of our gites, bed and breakfast, rental or classified furnished that will ensure comfort and elegance, rest and activities of choice, quality cuisine based on local products. Where else can you be happier than in Tarn-et-Garonne?