The continued celebration of ancient seasonal rites and customs is one of the things that draws people to areas of the French mountains and countryside. Transhumance in the Pyrenees is when the shepherds take their sheep and cows to the summer pastures. It’s an event marked by festivals and celebrated by us with our choice of three properties …
This one’s for those who seek a permanent move – a magnificent gite property in the foothills of the Pyrenees with a total of 14 bedrooms between various houses and chalets with pool and stables.
Reduced in price, this is a quintessentially elegant maison de maitre, complete with wisteria, eau de nil shutters and original parquet floors. Offering seven bedrooms, and near Pau, it could also be run as a business.
This impeccably converted seven-bedroom watermill in Rebenacq is already a successful gite business, set in a lovely riverside garden and also handy for ski resorts.