Hello! We are Pauline and Martin. After twenty years of running a graphic design- and photo studio in the Netherlands, we decided to settle down in Cahuzac sur Vère in the Tarn away from hectic city life, looking for the more pleasant rhythm of the countryside.
After some time searching, we found this wonderful place, Les Landes. We fell in love with the beautiful scenery, cultural activities, wines and wonderful climate.
Our domain, 'Ateliers Les Landes', is an old wine farm on 1 hectare of land. We have transformed it into a lovely vacation spot with comfortable accommodations, a small campground, with modern bathrooms and a spacious swimming pool. Currently the accommodations include a four person gite, a six person gîte and chambre d'hôtes and next year there will be an other six person gîte available. In the near future courses will be offering several courses that you can participate in: French, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, mosaics, meditation, etc.
There is a large hall available where workshops and events can be organized, such as family celebrations, weddings, receptions and seminars. The hall is about 100 m2 and has a well equipped kitchen.
We also operate a professional photo studio on the premises.
Free wireless internet access is available.
Les Landes is located in the wine region of Gaillac in the Tarn, Midi Pyrenees. It has a mild climate with lots of sun because of the influence of the Mediterranean Sea.
The landscape is hilly, sometimes even mountainous, but friendly. With many vineyards, sunflower fields, rolling fields of corn and rapeseed, and now and then a flock of sheep or goats.
This is the region of the bastides (fortified villages) where you'll find friendly white limestone villages where the Cathars lived.
Cordes sur Ciel, is a stone's throw away and is a lovely example of a medieval bastide.
Gaillac, 12 km away, is a lovely town with a large market every Friday. There is also a wine museum beside the Abbey St. Michel, "musée de l'Abbaye de la Vine".
Albi, 24 km away, is a key tourist destination with the great
Ste. Cecile Cathedral and the Musée Toulouse Lautrec, which holds the largest collection of the artists work in the world! This charming old city is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Montauban is the Ingres Museum, and in Castres the Goya Museum.
Toulouse, "the pink city", is situated on the Garonne river. Here you can enjoy shopping, walking along the river and eating at an outdoor cafe in the charming old town. There are many museums and the "cité de l'espace", the famous space center.
There are also links on this site with some nice youtube videos about the Tarn and our immediate surroundings
Les Landes is located amidst the vinyards just two kilometers outside the city center of Cahuzac sur Vère. Here you can taste the regional Gaillac wines at the large chateaus or at the many hospitable smaller wineries..
Culinary speaking, there is much to enjoy in Cahuzac sur Vère alone, with three restaurants, two with a Michelin star! In Cestayrols there is a very good and cosy restaurant www.restaurant.loucantoun.fr
Take time to enjoy the delicious local wines, cheeses, soft pink garlic from Lautrec, the chestnuts and wild asparagus, but also the regional specialties like confit de canard and cassoulet.
the vicinity there are plenty of outdoor activities available: four golf courses, horseback riding, canoeing, tennis, hiking, biking and even paragliding. We can assist you in arranging these and other activities.
We hope to welcome you soon, with a nice aperitif, at Les Landes, 'vous êtes les bien venues'!
Ateliers Les Landes: Pauline Janmaat, Maarten Verheijen
L.D. Les Landes,
81140 Cahuzac sur Vère