Around the gite
Welcome to Gers, a green tourism destination sought for its quality of life, strongly rooted in its cultural identity.
A privileged resort for people looking for country sweetness, the Gers offers a wide range of activities to relax and discover, while respecting the environment, within structures of human size. The Maison Bleue is also close to the Haute-Garonne (barely 1km) and the agglomeration of Toulouse, about forty minutes drive away
Valleys, hillsides, streams and ponds, forests and vineyards make up a wide variety of landscapes that naturally lend themselves to gentle commuting and green recreation. Some 3,000 kms of walking and hiking trails criss-cross the department, and many bodies of water and wild rivers encourage fishing, swimming and navigation by boats, barges and other canoe-kayaks.
Not forgetting the proximity of the Pyrenean mountains with its ski resorts and its thermal fitness establishments.
La Maison Bleue is close to Samatan, known for its Monday morning market, the region’s first market with live fat and poultry, coupled with a windy market with local gourmet products. You can enjoy regional culinary specialties: foie gras, ducks, wines and Armagnacs.
Cultural lovers will be able to enjoy the events offered throughout the year and especially during the summer season: music festivals (jazz in Marciac, country in Mirande among many summer concerts), Nogaro bull games and car races, regional museums, castles and abbeys, star observatory. Samatan and her twin Lombez have a dynamic cultural activity (media library, cinema, theatre, writing workshops, choir and music, artistic cabarets and restaurants). Numerous towns and villages with a rich architectural heritage allow you to stroll according to the desires and the sweetness of the climate.
Samatan has a leisure base around a lake, offering many water and fun activities. About 15 km from the house, there is a golf course with 18 departures located on the 9 holes of the course. Numerous hiking, pedestrian hiking, equestrian and cycling trails serve this gently rolling region, offering beautiful escapades combining discovery and physical exercice.