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Leontine in Eauze is a large 4-bedroom stone townhouse in the heart of Eauze. The house was completely renovated by us in 2007 and is now a bright welcoming home with excellent facilities including 4 large double-bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, lovely lounge, courtyard garden with brick built barbecue, large garage, electric central heating and two wood burning fires in the kitchen and living room. Free wifi is included.
The rooms at ground level have tiled floors while upstairs boasts some fine oak flooring.
The four double bedrooms are all en-suite with new showers and fittings and can comfortably sleep eight adults, with ample room for cots and camp beds for small children if required. Two of the bedrooms are very large, with super-king sized beds. The other two are good twin bed rooms.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine as well as oven and hob. All crockery and cutlery is provided.
The best thing about the house is its location just 30 seconds walk around the corner from the charming pedestrianised town square with its 12th century church, fountain and local bars and restaurants.
Please note that smoking is not allowed inside the house.
The small town of Eauze (population 4,200) is in the Gers region of the Midi-Pyrenees department in the heart of the ancient area of Gascony. This region is perhaps best known for its Armagnac production and visitors can visit several of the local distilleries to learn about and taste this amber nectar.
Things to do around Eauze:
Eauze is an ancient town dating back to Roman times and boasts many old buildings including its 12th century cathedral in the main square. It’s a simple pleasure just to stroll around the traditional shops and while away some time at one of the many cafés or bars in this lovely town. The locals will appreciate it if you show an interest in one of their two favourite things; rugby and Armagnac. There are plenty of good restaurants just a short walk from the house.
Eauze boasts a local open air swimming pool with baby pool, tennis courts, park/playground, picnic park beside small lake, equestrian centre, and golf course 4km away.
There is a bike hire shop in Eauze if you feel like being truly French.
Every Thursday there is an extensive street market, with local meat, breads, cheeses and produce as well as clothes and many other items. The village of Gondrin, approximately 10km away on the road to Condom, has an enormous open air fun and water park offering swimming, slides and good picnic facilities.
Lac De L'uby is 15 km away, and provides water sports, swimming and extensive paths for walking, as well as picnic facilities. There is also a large supermarket on the edge of the town, banks, a post office, many small traditional shops and a tourist office in the square.
Roman Archaeology in Gers
There is a newly excavated and extremely well presented site of a large Roman villa in Eauze, and another at Seviac, which is a 30 minute drive. The museum in Eauze has a vast collection of Roman coins and jewellery, found by chance about 50 years ago.
Things to do in The Gers Region:
The Gers region has many wonderful fortified (bastide) towns worth visiting, some just half an hour’s drive away. Its villages such as Laressingle and Fources are said to be some of the most beautiful in France.
The whole region is renowned for its gastronomy, and specialises in Foie Gras production and poultry dishes such as duck and goose confit. Eauze is the capital of Armagnac production, with small producers nearby who welcome visitors for tasting and purchasing!
The cities of Auch, Pau, Toulouse and Biarritz make wonderful day trips if you want to experience the attractions of these historic, chic and vibrant cities. Condom on the River Baise is the regional capital and well worth a visit.
The Atlantic coast is around 90 minutes’ drive away and the raw beauty of the Pyrenees Mountains on the French/Spanish border less than 2 hours. The Gers region comes into its own in the summer months with countless local events such as concerts, festivals and art exhibitions.
Last but not least, the region has its own version of bull-fighting called 'Courses Landaises' where experienced cows (not bulls!) with long horns take on their human opponents on sand filled arenas. Unlike the Spanish version, no harm comes to the cows and its well worth watching this ancient tradition.
If you want a taste of the real France, away from the hordes of Brits in the Dordogne, this could be just what you’re looking for!
By Ernest Nighy on 06-Jul-2019
We rented this property for two weeks early in July 2019 and arrived with the town “en fete” which presented some travel issues but once meeting Janet and Derek, the caretakers, all was well.
14/16 Rue Leontine de Mibielle is a first class holiday property indeed one could describe it as luxurious. With four bedrooms, two double and two twins, there was plenty of room for us and our grown up children and their partners. A BBQ and a well equipped kitchen plus an additional "fridge for drinks" in the storage area of the garage made self catering easy.
Eauze itself is situated mid way between Bordeaux and Toulouse so good for airports and car hire. It has four bakeries plenty of shops and whilst the market of Thursday is very good we also, by chance, found a brocante market in the town on the Sunday. Take your wallet. Restaurants are good but if you don’t like foie gras, duck and duck confit you might be in for a thin time of it..
By Evelyne A. on 16-Oct-2018
Nous avons apprécié la maison située en centre ville et au calme.
Perfect home in perfect village!
By Chip P.Seattle, WA on 14-Mar-2018
Three of us stayed 11 days in Peter’s charming home in Eauze, a uniquely situated village for exploring the beautiful rolling and verdant farmlands and vinyards of the Gers. There are many remarkable villages and cities that can be reached within 30-90 minutes drive and the village itself boasts a Gallo-Roman ruin and a large and complete Thursday market. We spent time in the large kitchen making meals and enjoying the fireplace during the cooler evenings. The large terrace in front has a table and chairs for relaxing in the warmer weather. Janet and Derek, the caretakers, were friendly and helpful getting us settled in and are delightful company.
We were truly sad to depart from this delightful home to continue on with our scheduled trip but already want to return in the future.
Maison tres agreable. accueil bien sympathique!
By Beatrice B. on 23-Aug-2017
Nous avons passe quelques jours bien agreable dans cettz belle maison, confortable, bien située au coeur d'une belle region. Merci encore!
A huge house for the whole family to spread out in
By Charlotte Wilson, London on 18-Aug-2015
We found out about the house through friends of ours and stayed this August with our 5 year old twins. My brother and his family who live in Bordeaux also stayed. There was plenty of room for all 8 of us as the upstairs is huge! The girls loved playing chess on the giant chess board in the garden and we enjoyed being so close to the town square to meander for some food and a coffee on Sunday morning. We also ate a local restaurant, Henri IV which was delicious. Lots of duck! We bought some lovely produce at the local market on Thursday and Sunday and cooked at home using the barbecue in the garden.
During our week there we discovered two water parks for the kids- one in Gondrin just 10 mins drive away and another in Condom, a lovely town about 30 mins away. We also went to Lupiac where there is a gorgeous lake and sandy beach. We definitely recommend Auch as a day trip - a very historic french town. There was plenty to keep the kids occupied and they didn't get too bored when we visited a local Armagnac producer.