Things to do

Tennis at Cahuzac sur Vere, 10 minutes

10017335294_3a1490a71f_bCanoeing at Saint Antonin Val Noble, 25 minutes (fun day/half day out – take a picnic, some drinks and plenty of suncream)

Golf d’Albi-Lasbordes – ranked number 36th best golf course in France at Albi, 35 minutes

Swimming Complex (with indoor and outdoor pools/slides, cafe)  at Albi, 30 minutes

Treetop Adventure Park Childrens outdoor treetop climbing park with over 70 activities including zip wires, free fall and monkey tree climbing at Saint Antonin Val Noble, 25 minutes

Outdoor Leisure Complex (with swimming lake, slides, boating lake with pedalos, fishing lake, tennis, crazy golf, play area for toddlers, football pitch, bar and restaurant) at Base de Loisirs, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, 15 minutes

Outdoor Adventure Park (with lake, beach, boating, diving, water skiing, skiing/sledge, zip wires, mountain bikes, skate park, go-karting, paintballing) at Cap’ Decouverte, Le Garric 30 minutes

Swimming Lake (with dedicated beach, fishing, jogging tracks, picnic areas with bar-b-q’s, childrens play area, fitness trail, pedaloes, canoes and windsurfing) at Base de Loisirs de la Roucarie, near Monesties, 40 minutes

Horse riding Individual or group lessons or rides at Vieux, 10 minutes

La Cite de l’Espace A space-themed attraction including IMAX cinema, a planetarium, plus more than 250 interactive exhibitions and children’s area, Toulouse, 1 hour

Airbus Tour If you are interested in aeroplanes then take the ‘Airbus’ tour to see how they are  made and their history. Book in advance and you must take your passport, Toulouse, 1 hour

Musee Conservatoire inVINcible VIGNEron (Museum of Wine) showing the history of vine growing and wine making in France, near Gaillac, 15 minutes

Walking and cycling There are many beautiful walking and cycling routes/circuits directly from Villa Rudel and in the surrounding area for you to explore the stunning scenery and picturesque villages. These can range from 20 minutes – 8 hours
The Grésigne Forest is a natural site near Castelnau-de-Montmiral, laced with paths and tracks perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. With its 3,600 hectares, it is one of the largest oak forests in Europe, classified by the European Commission as a area of outstanding natural beauty, approximately 25 minutes drive from Villa Rudel

Gresigne Forest

We have a number of books and maps at Villa Rudel showing local walks and cycle routes for you to use as well as descriptions of some of our personal favourites

Markets and Vide Greniers Most local villages have markets and a Vide Grenier (attic sale) during the summer months where you can pick up local produce such as bread, cheese and vegetables as well as a French antique or two

Wine Tasting and Apero Evenings There are an abundance of local vineyards for you to visit. Taste the local wine during the day, or at night, try one of the many apero evenings for a local meal, live music and dancing

Village Fetes In the summer many of the villages hold a fete: meet the locals and join them for a night of live music, dancing, a 3 course repas (meal) and wine tasting