Le Farat, Auvillar – A Beautiful Location
You will find Le Farat nestled in an idyllic part of South West France. Birdsong is often the only sound you will hear and we are surrounded by the fantastic rolling countryside of the Tarn et Garonne Départment.
That said, you can stroll to the the nearby hamlet of Bardigues and enjoy the fantastic fayre on offer at the locally renowned Auberge de Bardigues (advanced booking required) or head into Auvillar (5 minutes by car) and enjoy the historic monuments, museums, shops and markets.
Auvillar, a medieval bastide village with its unusual circular corn exchange and impressive views over the Garonne valley, is listed as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. It is also an important stop on the famous pilgrims walking route through France “Le Chemin de Saint Jacques-de-Compostelle” or “Way of Saint James”.
What Makes Auvillar Special?
Historically Auvillar was an important stronghold in the Gallo-Roman period and housed an affluent community. Evidence has been found to suggest that it was possibly rebuilt in the Middle Ages and its social and economic existence is clearly linked to the river Garonne.
Today the beautiful village of about 1,000 residents has many charming attractions with a weekly farmers market, local restaurants, and a variety of shops including a bakery, grocer, newsagent, post office, a chemist and local produce gift shop. There is even a hairdresser if the need takes you!
Events In Auvillar
In May the Spectacular Wine Festival takes centre stage in Auvillar. The celebrations for the 14 July Bastille Day are legendary and there are various other events throughout the year.
The weekly market in Auvillar will give you a taste of real French produce. We guarantee the food and wine you discover here will leave an imprint on your soul forever!
La Fête de St Noé
An un-missable wine festival held in the village. It dates back to the 19th century and is steeped in history, tradition and, of course, there is plenty of local wine on offer. You can get a flavour of what it’s all about here or by having a quick look at this youtube clip.