Activities And Events

Whether your children are young or old there are plenty of things for them to do amongst the acres of space here. We provide lots and lots of activities in addition to the swimming pool here at Le Farat. There are many people who find it hard to drag themselves away and revel in the fact that we offer truly child friendly gîtes and Bed and Breakfast.

Walking and cycling enthusiasts are particularly well catered for here. Those seeking more adventurous things to do such as kayaking, rock climbing and pot-holing are also spoilt for choice. We are of course less than two hours away from the Atlantic Coast and the Pyrenees for those who enjoy surfing, skiing, snowboarding or just generally enjoying the beach or mountain air.   Canoeing website 1

Relaxing Activities

Of course holidays are all about relaxing too. We can heartily recommend a stroll around a few of the many local French markets and indulging in the fine food an drink for which this most splendid region at the heart of French gastronomy is famed.

Walker website

Cultural Activities

In addition to the many local museums and places of historical interest to visit there are cultural events to be enjoyed throughout the year. There are always many activities in and around the Auvillar region so we have listed a selection below to give you an idea of when to book your French Country Escape.

Highlights – Events In SW France


Albi – Large Festival with sideshows and parade

St Nicolas de la Grave – Village carnival (mid month)

Toulouse – Festival of the violet


Beaumont de Lomagne – Carnival

Toulouse – Flamenco festival (all month)


Carcassonne – Jazz week

Lauzerte – Flower festival


Auch – Flower festival

All areas – Museum night (free entry to museums until late evening)

Auvillar – Fête de vin, Fête St Noé (falls May or June depending on Pentecost)


All areas – National garden weekend. (Special gardens open to public)

Carcassonne – Festival

Bordeaux – Wine festival (end of the month)

Toulouse – Rio carnival


Eauze – Roman Chariot racing and Roman Festival

Valence d’Agen – Bastille Day celebrations and fireworks

Valence d’Agen – Garlic festival

Beaumont de Lomagne – Horse racing festival Bastille Day and fireworks

Carcassonne – Bastille Day celebrations and fireworks

Marciac – Jazz festival (2 week festival at end of month)

Toulouse – Music festival

Toulouse – Tour de France Toulouse to Brive sector

Cordes Sur Ciel – Medieval festival


Montaut Les Créneaux (11km N Auch) – Hat festival

Auterrive (8km S of Auch) – Wheat Threshing festival

Valence d’Agen – Au fil de l’eau (Evening open air production on river bank -10 evenings at the beginning of August)

Valence d’Agen – Festival

Duras – Wine and hot air balloon festival (mid month)

Agen – Prune festival with procession (end of month)

Beaumont de Lomagne – Childrens Day at the races

Larressingle – Wine festival (first Sat and Sunday of month)

Carcassonne – Medieval festival (all month)


Valence d’Agen – Festival

Toulouse – Contemporary arts festival

Auch – Agricultural show and country fayre (last weekend Sept)

South West France – Gastronomic festival with participating restaurants.


Auvillar – Pottery Market where exhibitors from all over Europe come to sell and display their creations

Toulouse – Contemporary arts festival

Montfort – Wine harvest festival with traditional events and costumes (early Oct)

Marcillac – Wine harvest festival with traditional events and costumes (early Oct)

Labastide d’Armagnac – Grand Armagnac market with events (end of month)

Toulouse – Organ music festival – Nationally acclaimed event


Jurançon – Wine festival, 40 producers open their doors public with events (mid month)

Valence d’Agen – Christmas circus

Carcassonne – Magic of Christmas (last 3 weeks of month)


Please feel free to browse the links to further activities:

Aero Club | Hot Air Ballooning | Parc Walibi Canoeing | Kayaks | Canal-des-Deux-Mers | Marciac Jazz Festival | Toulouse Space Centre | Larressingle Bastide | Quad Biking and Paint BallingEspalais Golf Course | Chateau De Bonaguil | Les Plus Beaux Villages De France | Thermal Spa | Boxwood Maze/Labyrinth | Go Ape! | Parachuting | Château Bruniquel | Rock Climbing