Today is the day you have been looking forward to ever since you have come back from the Camino walk on Sunday: your FREE day! Today you can get up however early or late you want to. There is no guided walk this morning. You can go for a walk on your own…or you can sleep till midday. Breakfast will be available till 10h00, as usual. After 10h00, it will move from the table to the fridge, so you can grab something even if you want to sleep till mid-morning.
Your picnic basket will also appear at the usual time, but at dinner time you can choose to do whatever you feel like. Maybe you have bought enough food at the Market on Monday and prefer to cook something for yourself- the kitchen in the guest wing is fully functional. Or maybe you prefer to invest in the local community by eating at one of the local bistros or brasseries. We recommend that you keep your picnic basket for the evening meal because the restaurants in the region do a lunch time menu of less than 13 euro: first course, main course, dessert and wine included, while in the evenings they do a more expensive à la carte menu.
Sustainable tourism is important to us. We want our workshops to do as little damage to the environment as possible, while at the same time contribute towards the local community’s economy. You can find out what we do to make our workshops sustainable here.
You can while away the afternoon on a sun lounger next to the lake or on a lilo in the lake and work on your tan. If you are feeling more energetic, there are loads for you to see and do. In our village, there are three independent wine cellars to visit. In a neighbouring village, still within walking distance, you can visit the Tour de Termes d’Armagnac. If you have a car…you really are spoilt for choice. We recommend Eauze, a Roman town dating from the third century with dinner at one of our favourite restaurants, La Vie en Rose maybe?
- More about Termes d’Armagnac
- More about Eauze
- For more ideas, visit our Gascony Page oy
- My Gascony Pinterest Board
We also recommend the beautiful walking route that has been laid out all along the Adour River towards the lakes at Cahuzac. A huge variety of waterbirds can be admired at the lakes. There are also facilities for waterskiing. A map of the route can be downloaded from our Resources Page.
The video below gives you an idea of the surrounding countryside (including an aerial view of Saint Mont that we visited Tuesday.)