Les Rossignols (The Nightingales) is a delightful chambres d'hôtes (bed and breakfast) beautifully placed in two acres of stunning French countryside and offers a tranquil ambiance to relax in. With three bedrooms on offer, from a family room to a romantic double room, your stay at Les Rossignols will be peaceful and relaxed.
The original part of the house is an old Quercy farmhouse and made in the traditional local architectural style with honey and pink coloured stone. It dates from around 1840 with a later extension to the rear of the house making a large and welcoming home. With a large (11 x 5 meter) salt water swimming pool in the extensive grounds, you can either chose to switch off and stay at Les Rossignols or explore the fascinating area.
The Quercy is a stunning area of the Lot department in the Midi-Pyrenees, South West France. The house is situated on the Causse de Quercy, a beautiful natural park with wonderful views and walks. Equi-distant between the Dordorgne and Lot rivers you can spend hours, days and weeks exploring this fascinating area.
Les Rossignols is situated in a small hamlet on the edge of Sonac, a village 2 km from the small historic town of Assier with its beautiful chateau and remarkable church. It is also 20 minutes from the medieval river town of Figeac, with its famous large Saturday market and Musée de Champollion.
Walking. This is well organised in the area with designated hikes rated from easy to those suitable for experienced (and fit) walkers. We have plenty of route maps available. The views on some of these walks are very memorable and vary from the rugged to the rolling and peaceful.
Bird and wildlife watching. Because of the vast areas of undeveloped somewhat wild countryside of the Causses de Quercy, bird and wildlife is abundant. Several varieties of reptiles and amphibians, as well as large mammals, such as deer, wild boar, red squirrels, pine martens and many more. Regularly sighted birds feature many raptors, as well as golden oriels, hoopoes and various species of wood peckers.
Canoeing. Paddling gently down the Dordogne to the north of the Quercy or the Lot rivers to the south is nothing short of fabulous. Several companies operate a well organised trip to suit your skill and the time you want to spend on the river. Various craft from single kayaks to eight place canoes are available for a trip of just a couple of hours to a full week. You paddle with the flow and just select a stop-off point where a special bus will take you back to your car.
Cycling. We have three bicycles which guests can borrow (entirely at their own risk). The roads and lanes around the house are unbelievably quiet and lead to many beautiful areas.
Horse riding and trekking. This is also available in the area, although, as yet, not experienced by us, however, we can imagine that it would be a wonderful experience.
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This page was last updated: 23 June 2013