And Laurenc **** is a farm and lies on top of a ridge, your view is breathtaking over a valley and when the weather is clear you can see the Pyrenees in the distance. Since 2015 En Laurenc is 100% organic. The Maison de Maître has a completely secluded garden with a large terrace. A little further is a second covered terrace, again completely private.
Around the farm there are various gardens and terraces with centuries-old olive trees and other shady trees to doze off on the road.
Castelnau-Barbarens is the village from the 12th century that includes En Laurenc and also from this village you can follow 5 different walking routes through the beautiful surroundings with castles and farms, these routes are well marked.
Auch the capital of the Gers is only 13 km away, here you will find all the facilities of a big city, lively markets, terraces etc. Also worth a visit to Toulouse (75 km), the pink city, mentioned because of the predominantly pink color of the bricks, offers everything you could wish for. The “real” mountains can be reached within an hour by car.
The Maison de Maître at En Laurenc has recently been completely redesigned and consists of 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 of which have a double bed and 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds + an additional 5th bedroom with separate entrance and toilet and washbasin for one or 2 people. On the 1st floor is a spacious bathroom with Italian shower, toilet and a luxurious Poggenpohl sink.
On the ground floor you have a 2nd bathroom with shower and bathtub. The downstairs toilet is separate. You will also find a spacious kitchen and a separate dining room with a 3-meter long dining table. The salon has a beautiful fireplace and 2 sofas, a flat screen TV with home cinema. There is also a small sports hall on the ground floor with sports equipment. As an extra, the house has 2 large garages where you will find the sauna and a ping-pong table.
De Gers is well known for its culinary qualities, we can recommend many restaurants of excellent quality. In the gite is a sign with the best restaurants in the area.
During your stay you can use our own private lake for fishing, swimming and sunbathing. (there are always sun chairs available for you). There are also 2 forests where you can go hiking, jogging, mountain biking and picnic. These forests are also private grounds, so you will never encounter anyone.
In the maison de maître you also have a small sauna and a table tennis table. For your children there is always a ride to be arranged on the Quad, this is a 6-wheeled type of tractor that can really get over and over with its 4-wheel drive. (And we will probably take yourself for an off-the-road ride through the area)
You can visit markets and local parties every week. Some important ones are the famous Jazz-In-Marciac festival, the Country and Western party in Mirande or the Fiesta-Latina in Vic-Fezensac. Don’t miss the big market with live geese and other animals in Samatan on Monday morning. Many of our guests also book a tour of the Airbus factories in Toulouse. Of course we can help you with this if your French is slightly less.
In Pavie a village 6 km away you will find a park where you can float through the treetops like a tarzan on a cable. There is also a riding school from here where you can make beautiful horseback rides. We regularly go into the mountains (1 hour by car) here you can practice all mountain sports such as rafting, parasailing, rock climbing, skiing, etc.