Spectacular mountain view apartment in St. Lizier
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The UNESCO Heritage Site Cite of St. Lizier is 90 minutes from Toulouse Blagnac Airport for international connections as well as Easyjet. There is a navette or shuttle bus to the railway station in Toulouse, Matabiau with trains to Cazeres and Boussens both of which are a 30 minute taxi ride away. Carcassonne Salvaza Airport is also about 90 minutes away with Ryan Air flights from the UK. Both airports have a good selection of international car hire companies represented. Bilbao, for Brittany Ferries, is about a four hour drive from St.Lizier on the motorway.
St. Lizier is a historic, beautiful little city on the route of St. Jacques de Compostelle and visitors can visit the Bishop's Palace and museum, the cathedral of Notre Dame de la Sede, the 11th century village church with its frescos and famous cloisters, it's quaint cobbled streets, three good restaurants and the close proximity of St. Girons with all the usual shopping facilities, restaurants and a colourful Saturday market.
St. Lizier is the perfect place from which to explore the magnificent Pyrenees, with the many elegant spa towns, wonderful walking, swimming, golfing, gliding, riding and eating! With lush green pastures, cattle and sheep and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this is the undiscovered secret of the south of France.
The Garden Apartment is stylish and comfortable with everything which you could want to make your visit to the Midi Pyrenees a memorable pleasure.
MAKE A NOTE OF THESE SPECIAL DATES; From 29 May to the 15th June you can take part in the annual TRANSHUMANCES EN COUSERANS and join the walks with the shepherds and herders as they take the cattle, the sheep and the beautiful black Merens horses up to the high pastures for the summer. Bring your picnic and enjoy this very traditional Ariegeoise event en famille.
AUTREFOIS LE COUSERANS - the 22nd year of this colourful recreation of the old days in the Ariege countryside with a grand parade through St. Girons You will see the traditional costumes, the old cars and farm vehicles, and plenty of cattle, horses and goats decked out for the parade. Everyone gets into the festival mood and you could just end up with a soaking from the turn-of-the-century fire engine.
And from mid July to mid August, St. Lizier, and surrounding churches, play host to the annual DAVID LIVELY concert season which brings international performers and local choirs and orchestras together for an extraordinary feast of top class music. Check St. Lizier Office de Tourisme on line for all information on these dates and events.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne Plage 140 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Blagnac Airport, Toulouse 75 km, Nearest railway: Cazeres 36 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The bedrooms have fans for the high summer heat and the windows have shutters. We only use pure cotton sheets and pillowcases and towels and sheets are changed every two weeks for longer lets. Crockery and cutlery is provided for six and there is a large garden table and chairs for outdoor meals plus a large garden umbrella. The garden is shared with the owner, who maintains it - but won't be sitting out in the garden while visitors are in the apartment! The owner has a small dog. If guests want to bring a small dog, please check with the owner's dog, who is rather choosey!
A cot and high chair can be provided at a cost of £20 per week.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a terrace overlooking the garden and both are for the use of the visitors with absolutely wonderful views across to the mountains. There is a small barbeque and large table and chairs plus large parasol for outdoor eating. There is an electric gate and secure parking within the compound of the house and guests will have an automatic gate opener.
Bicycles can be hired in St. Girons and the owner will pre-book for visitors who would like to have bikes while they're here.
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
Green, lush pastures, home to cattle and the famous black velvety Merens horses greet you in this beautiful area of the Midi Pyrenees. Spring and Autumn rains refresh the ground, chestnut and oak forests cover the hillsides, rushing mountain streams abound and wild orchids carpet the meadows in Spring while raptors glide in the sky. And in the winter, the mountains are cloaked in snow and cross country and downhill skiing gets going. The traditions of these mountain villages are kept alive and each year celebrated in an August festival when the colourful costumes are worn, the vintage vehicles are brought to St. Girons along with the animals, carts, musicians and traditional dancers. And throughout the year, the area hosts music, fairs, the Tour de France which races through in July, numerous colourful markets, theatre and food festivals. There is an 18 hole golf course just 30 minutes away and several more in the suburbs of Toulouse where visitors can pay and play. At the Pic du Midi, in the Haute Pyrenees visitors can see the joint NASA/French space observatory project and enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyrenees peaks. And of course there is Toulouse, the regional capitol city, the pink city, so called because it is built with the soft pink stone of the area - rich with cultural and architectural history, with the mighty Garonne river flowing through it's centre, where you can tour the Air Bus project, shop till you drop and sample the gastronomic specialities of the Midi Pyrenees.
St. Lizier hosts a month long musical festival in July and August with international performers, an important national craft show in early autumn and a Bio fair towards the end of October. And during the year, concerts are held in both the Cathedral and St. Lizier's church. There is an interesting museum in the Bishop's Palace which showcases an important collection of traditional artifacts from the mountain villages as well as roman remains, and the village is a stopping point for pilgrims on the historic route of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. The village has three good restaurants all within walking distance of the garden apartment and St., Girons, on the Salat river, with the usual supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and a wonderfully colourful Saturday market is a 5 minute drive from St. Lizier. During July through mid September, painting courses take place at the St. Lizier studio of English artist David Sawyer. Information can be found and bookings made through his website www.davidsawyerrba.artweb.com
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2 Oct 2014
I loved this place, St Lizier is a beautiful little town and the house right in the centre, with gorgeous views over the mountains and a lovely little garden. I really enjoyed sitting on the terrace w… More
1 Jul 2014
"Brilliant, a wonderful venue in a truly amazing part of France."
The accomadation can only be described as outstanding, and excellent value for money. The apartment is very tastefully furnished and well equipped, with breathtaking views of the nearby peaks. St Lizi… More
1 Oct 2013
"Great location and views, with every need catered for."
The property is situated in a beautiful historic village with marvellous views of the Pyrenees. Centrally located within the Ariege, giving easy access to many activities. Highlights were the newly renovated Palais d'Eveques on the doorstep and evenings on the veranda watching the sun set on the mountains. We only spent one week there, but it felt like longer as we were very comfortable. Our hostess Jane made us very welcome and provided for all our needs. We will return.
26 Jun 2013
"lovely apartment in the heart of St Lizier with uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees"
Spacious, well equiped groundfloor apartment with many interesting furnishings. The Owner Jane lives upstairs.She is very quiet, yet there if you need any help. There is a lovely terrace where we sat and enjoyed the garden with a magnificent view of the hills with the Pyrenees beyond. The garden apartment is in the centre of St. Lizier, there is an excellent restaurant just across the road and a traditional bakers in the village.
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