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89 rue du General de Gaulle
89 rue du General de Gaulle
Looking for that special place to stay, somewhere that actually feels as comfortable as your own home? Then look no further. Le Camelia is in the centre of Maubourguet a small rural town in the Hautes-Pyrénées yet minutes from the Gers. Read on to find out more.
Description of Chambres D'Hotes:Le Camelia, is a Maison d'Maitre built in the late 1890's. Two minutes walk takes you into the town centre (no need to drive to the bars) yet leaving Le Camelia by the side gate two minutes walk brings you into the countryside (beautiful walking country). At the tip of the Hautes-Pyrénées it is no more than 10 minutes drive from the Gers with Marciac, famous for it's jazz festival or Madiran, famous for it's wine. Le Camelia has a choice of self catering accommodation, independant with enclosed parking in the courtyard. There is ample space to relax in the gardens where you will find sun loungers and hammocks. And if you want to keep fit there is also a gym and yoga room. The old wash house has been renovated into the perfect spot to keep cool. Maubourguet also has it's own excellent swimming pool and is open throughout the school Summer holiday's.
Attractions:Golf courses, fishing, horse riding, Camel Farm, Nature Farms, Eagle and wild bird sanctuary's, Country Walks... The countryside is constantly changing with the seasons and their crops, valley's are flooded by sun, lakes reflecting azure skies, the Hautes-Pyrénées give you a fresh breath of air and fun whether for a family or between friends and alway's to it's own rhythm. Small efforts are repaid by the pleasure that you find from a picnic made from the local fare, maybe some local sausage, fresh crusty bread, ripe tomatoes and the best cheese, sharing an unforgettable panoramic view, living intense moments. This area is known for it's purity of the air, the quality of the water, the serenity of the countryside, all bringing that air of relaxation that is so deserved to all of us… well-being is second nature to this region… There are 4 modern spa centres locally that offer you the best of relaxation and well-being. In the Gers: Country of d’Artagnan and the musketeers, rolling and luminous landscapes, a delight to all the senses. There are leisure activities for recharging one’s batteries and tourism to be discovered all year round. Marciac holds a jazz festival in August every year with world famous jazz musicians holding concerts each day for two weeks. GOING OUT IN THE GERS: The sound of the bandas (brass bands) Gascon, traditional, Latin, jazz, country, classical rhythms… ring out in the village squares. Local fairs, international festivals liven up the year in the Gers. Horse-riding events and casinos in Barbotan-Les-Thermes (commune of Cazaubon) and in Castéra-Verduzan. MIDI PYRENEES - Festivals and Events The Midi-Pyrénées is a land of celebration. Among the hundreds of festivals organized each year throughout the region, there is a selection covering every kind of arts such as music, dancing, theatre, street shows and photography... And just a few of the most famous in France to date: Jazz in Marciac, "les Orgues" in Toulouse (organ music), Tempo latino, "Alors... chante!" in Montauban, "Le Festival Lyrique" in St-Céré and many, many more. Traditional fairs are not to be outdone with such events as the "Fête de la Truffe" (truffle fair) in Lalbenque, the flower market in Fourcès, the "Festival Bandas y Penas" in Condom as well as the "Flamme de l'Armagnac" and the "Fête du Chasselas" in Moissac celebrating Chasselas grapes... A whole world just waiting to be discovered!
REviews for Le Camellia , Maubourguet:
Catherine is a fantastic host and this is a lovely place to stay. Le Camellia's location is ideal, 2 minutes walk from the town centre with many restaurants yet in a peaceful setting. The rooms are spacious and very well equipped with nice finishing touches including fresh figs and hazelnuts from Catherines own garden! The breakfast is a feast of fresh produce and the hospitality and knowledge of Catherine and her husband is priceless. Secure car parking also. We had a very enjoyable stay and would highly recommend you stay there.
DirectionsLess than one hour from Pau airport or Tarbes/Lourdes, two hours from Toulouse or Bordeaux or under two hours from Biaritz gives you a choice of routes by plane. Driving down from UK is possible within a day but it's a long drive so an overnight stop half way is always recommended.
Travelling here by road: Nearest autoroute is A64 Bayonne - Toulouse (Info-route 0 825 065) Plan your route with Mappy.com By Train: Nearest main train station is Tarbes with direct connections to Paris (Information and reservations 08 36 35 35 35) SNCF (French Railways) By Air:Airports: Biarritz (2 hrs), Toulouse (2 hrs), Bordeaux (2hrs), Pau (50 kms), and Tarbes-Lourdes (25 kms) Airlines: Ryanair, Easyjet, Air France, BA, and you can see an overview of them all at skyscanner. On your return home, you’ll be pleased (or may be not!) to know that all of the airports mentioned are well equipped with duty-free shopping, cafés, bars, newsagents, restaurants and boutique style shops.
Hiring a car for your holiday (if travelling by plane)
We recommend hiring a car for your stay as this will enable you to make the most of your holiday. Taxis are expensive and only plentifull at airports and in the larger towns in France. Buses are available but run mainly during school hours. A car would enable you to explore more of this fascinating area on your own schedule. Although you can hire a car from the aiports once you land it makes more sense to arrange the hire car in advance of your stay to ensure availability of the type of car you would like. Just like all over France, car hire is painless and economical and once on the road you’ll discover that getting around is quite easy, even if you don’t speak French. Once you’ve booked we’ll send you detailed directions for you to find your way easily. The journey time depends from which airport you have chosen but can take from 45 minutes to two hours.
Prices and reservations for car hire at Toulouse, Biaritz, Bordeaux, Tarbes/Lourdes or Pau airports can be found on the websites of a number of global car hire companies, including Avis, Europcar and Budget.