Espentals is midway between Montaigu-de-Quercy and the medieval Bastide town of Lauzerte.

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of northern Tarn-et-Garonne which offer spectacular scenery and views. Golf, parachuting, canoeing, tennis, horse riding, an impressive leisure lake at Montaigu-de-Quercy with all water activities, walking, cycling are just some of the activities offered within 15 minutes.Montaigu-de-Quercy market town – 6 km from Espentals with shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants

Montaigu-de-Quercy leisure lake – swimming and water activities

The nearest village is Touffailles about 2.5 km away; it has an excellent bakery which also has a groceries section offering a good selection of essentials (such as milk, cheese, wine, veg, fruit, cleaning stuff, light bulbs, and much more).
Touffailles also has a lake, 2 children’s play areas, and an excellent tennis court for which we have bought an annual membership, allowing guests to play tennis free of charge whenever they wish. The key to the Touffailles tennis court is kept in the Espentals kitchen drawer for free use whenever you choose.

There are dozens of traditional local markets within easy access of Espentals

Lauzerte – historic bastide town 7 km from Espentals

Moissac – canal and barges – just 25 minutes from Espentals
Both Montaigu-de-Quercy and Lauzerte are very pretty small towns which offer supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions as well as weekly markets.
Montaigu has an excellent leisure lake which offers a large sandy beach, swimming, water slides, tennis, mini golf, and a restaurant.
We have a range of adult and children’s bicycles for your use. Higher spec bicycles can be hired from the Larroque Garage at Montaigu and from other local providers.
The quiet country roads around Espentals are ideal for leisurely cycling and 2-wheeled tourism

Canoeing along the Dordogne

Family cycling on the beautiful roads around Espentals

Lauzerte is a classic bastide town with a beautiful old centre and impressive fortifications. It is an important popular stop on the pilgrimage route of St Jaques de Compostelle.
This is an area very rich in history and heritage; the town of Moissac (shown left and right) with its famous 13th Century Roman cloisters and architecture is just 18 km south and there are a host of medieval Bastide villages nearby, including Lauzerte.

Moissac – Tarn river and canal bridge

Moissac – cathedral and roman cloisters – well worth a visit – just 25 minutes from Espentals. Moissac, Church of Saint-Pierre, South Porch, Tympanum, Christ in Majesty (from Apocalypse) surrounded by four evangelists as beasts and twenty-four elders.

Moissac – rowing in front of the famous Moulin de Moissac – 25 minutes from Espentals
The Chateaux and Vineyards of Cahors are within 10 minutes, and make an excellent afternoon, or all-day, visit.
Just 20 mins from the A20 motorway, less than 1 hour north of the city of Toulouse with its international airport (British Airways, BMI, Air France), 1 hour from Bergerac Airport (Ryan Air), and 40 minutes from the TGV rail station at Agen. 4 1/2 hours’ drive from Paris down the new A20. 30 mins South of the Roman town of Cahors. Equidistant from the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts for easy day trips to the seaside.
Moissac – Tarn – just 25 minutes from Espentals

There are dozens of traditional local markets within easy access of Espentals

Lauzerte – historic bastide town 7 km from Espentals

The area is most popular with French and European visitors alike and caters very well for those interested in getting out and about, be it to sites of culture and heritage, or simply to be at peace in the spectacular countryside.
Our family home is perfect for a peaceful, private holiday in luxurious but traditional surroundings, all set in an area of outstanding interest and beauty.
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