The property is within a 20 kilometre circuit of the bastide (fortified) villages of Cordes-sur-Ciel, Penne, Bruniquel, Puycelsi and Castelnau-de-Montmiral, plus the Fôret de Gresigne is on the doorstep. Albi now has Unesco World Heritage status & both St Antonin Noble Val and Cordes sur Ciel have recently been in the running to be named as France’s most beautiful village.
The house is:
One hour from Toulouse airport
Less than two hours from Carcassonne and Rodez airports
Less than three hours from Limoges, Brive and Bordeaux airports
Twenty minutes from the railway station in Gaillac
Twenty minutes from several supermarkets
Forty minutes from Albi and main hospitals
Two and an half hours from skiing in the Pyrenees
The village is small but very active, as can be seen from this list
School, boulangerie/épicerie, church, fire station (fire brigade & paramedics), home helps, nurses, post office, taxi, village hall, small library.
Thursday market (other local markets in Gaillac, Cordes, Saint Antonin and Caussade), Friday café/bar, Tuesday pétanque, Social Centre with café, lunches meeting rooms and services such as reflexology, midwife, optician, osteopath, massage, shiatsu etc, yoga (three sessions per week), weekly dancing classes, football club and a chasse (organised shooting) three times weekly in season.
Musicians, singers, performers & artists plus over twenty diverse associations, organising a range of activities. In addition there is an annual five day festival in August which is themed on humour. Vaour welcomes between three and four thousand visitors during this event.
We have local farmers and small businesses who sell directly to you: wine, duck/geese (incl foie gras), lamb, gascon noir pork, beef & veal, cheese, bread, fruit & veg (in season) and organic plants.
There are all the necessary trades in the locality: woodworkers, builders, roofers, metal work, plumbers, electricians, garden maintenance and foresters (firewood).
Vaour from the sky
Have a look from the sky to see Vaour and its setting in the rural landscape of the Midi Pyrénées.
The region on film…
The Regional Tourist Office has made this impressive promotional video of the region. There is a lot to see, enough for a life time…