|Medieval villages to explore nearby|
|Fortresse Royal at Najac, 10 minutes drive|
|Lagarde-Viaur in the valley below|
The holiday property is on the outskirts of the small village of St-André-de-Najac which has a very good restaurant and café (Relais Mont Le Viaur), a general grocer's shop, post office, tennis courts and a bar (Le St-Andre) with live music & summer terrace. All within an easy 15 minute stroll from the property.
20 minutes walk down the lane at La Capélanie, Nadia Robert offers relaxing massages from her tranquil retreat to help you unwind and de-stress.
The hamlet of Lagarde-Viaur is just over a mile (2km) from the holiday cottage, great for: swimming in the river Viaur, fishing and rock-climbing. During summer evenings, on the banks of the river, there is a welcoming café/organic creperie/restaurant with live Jazz called La Chataigneraie.
Najac, 10 mins drive and awarded 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. Explore the medieval cobbled streets, old buildings, boutique shops, organic grocers store, bars and restaurants. The climb up to its church and ancient fortress is well worth the effort! Najac has excellent canoeing, fishing, a tree top zip-wire adventure course, rock-climbing, horse riding and mountain bike rental including electric mountain bike hire!
La Fouillade village is less than 10 minutes drive from the property with a good bakery, grocers, chemists and tabac/newsagents. There is also a reasonably sized Intermarché supermarket with petrol station. It has a quaint village square with a cafe and grocers store. Pop into the 'Mairie' opposite for local tourist info. or stroll round the village fishing lake.
|La Fouillade Lake|
|Laguepie & River Viaur|
|Laguepie river bathing and castle|
|Strolling around Najac village|
|Enjoying a drink near Najac castle|
|Twisting cobbled streets|
Other historic sites near Le Combal include: Cordes-Sur-Ciel, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Villefranche-de-Rouergue as well as the Aveyron Gorges (Castles of Bruniquel and Penne). Also nearby, the vineyards of Gaillac stretching south down to the large town of Albi with it's impressive brick cathedral and ancient bridges across the tarn river.
Saint-Antonin is a beautiful little town and was the location for 2 films: 'The One Hundred Foot Journey' staring Helen Mirren & Manish Dayal and 'Charlotte Gray' staring Cate Blanchett.
|Laguepie, 10 minutes drive south|
|Villefranche de Rouerge on market day, 20 minutes|
|Gorges de L'Aveyron|
|Cordes-sur-Ciel art galleries, 20 minutes by car|
|Cordes 'in the sky' - Aerial view|
|St Antonin Noble Val|
|Albi with it's impressive brick cathedral, 40 mins|
|Gaillac vineyards, less than 1 hr drive|