Self catering holiday rental in France
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La Chapelle aux Roses

A 13th century ivy-covered chapel on the ancient Camino pilgrimage route, restored and renovated with a swimming pool.

Sallie and Wolf Erichson
With Gite.com since June, 2016

“My husband and I have been living here for 20 years, we were…”

+33 5 62 68 97 80 Landline with voicemail
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About the Holiday Home

La Chapelle aux Roses at night
La Chapelle aux Roses at night

Set in a circle of ancient stone houses, La Chapelle aux Roses was built in the 13th century and was a chapelle-hospitalier on the famous Camino pilgrim route to Compostela - a refuge for travellers, as it is today.

The thick cut-stone walls make the chapelle refreshingly cool in the heat of summer. The building was lovingly restored in the 1980's as a two-story guest house, with the ancient oak double doors and details retained.

An attractive two-level shaded terrace joins the Chapelle to our 17th century farmhouse. The windows look out onto a protected cloister-like arrangement of stone coach house, bakery, pigeonnier, and our house, all facing inward toward a bubbling stone fountain ringed in roses bushes and lavender. There is a parking place for guests in the old coachhouse.

Pool in the morning with the great almond tree
Pool in the morning with the great almond tree

The two-hectare (five acre) garden park has orchards, a rose garden, ornamental trees and a pool set into the landscape. The in-ground swimming pool is surrounded by plenty of outdoor furniture and a grand old almond tree standing nearby.

On all sides are fields of wheat, sunflowers, barley and melon. The little village of Lagarde-Fimarcon, once a powerful stronghold, is one kilometre from us. We hear the bells of Lagarde on one side and Marsolan on the other in the mornings, evenings and at noon.

The serenity of the property is complemented by the fact that local amenities are close and convenient for guests' shopping and touring needs.

Cosy living area with fireplace and round table
Cosy living area with fireplace and round table

The Chapelle opens up into the downstairs living area, a cosy room with a large open fireplace, exposed beams and attractive tile floor. Enjoy the use of a library, a collection of CDs and a stereo. A round oak table offers a place to dine beside the window. The furnishings are a combination of wicker armchairs and comfortable couches.

Under the staircase is a compact and well-designed kitchenette, with antique china and Laguiole dishware. All the necessities are there for our guests.

Upstairs is a spacious, sunny double bedroom. A modular king size bed can be converted to twin beds. The full bathroom has a bathtub and shower.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: Standard outdoor pool, 5 x10 m with graduated shallow end, bordered with cedars
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Online payments accepted

Location

Region
Midi-Pyrénées
Hamlet
Hameau de Lançon
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Lectoure
Other towns nearby
Agen
Astaffort
Auch
Condom
Fleurance
Département
Gers (32)
Rental information

La Chapelle aux Roses

Accommodates
2 guests
Bedrooms
1 bedroom
One bedroom with a king-sized bed which can be made into twin beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Internet access
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
August 12 until January 1 € 400
January 1 until July 1 € 400
July 1 until August 11 € 550

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

We request half of the rental to be paid upon booking. The remainder is payable upon arrival. Bed linens, towels, and pool towels are included.

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Contact

Sallie and Wolf Erichson at La Chapelle aux Roses.

Where to Go, What to Do

Approaching Lectoure from the old Route de Condom
Approaching Lectoure from the old Route de Condom

Lectoure, ten minutes away, was settled by the Romans. The ancient hilltop town, set above the Gers river, can be spotted for miles around. Lectoure's many attractions include a beautiful spa, "Valvital", that offers sauna, massage and wellness therapies. "Le Village", located in the historic former hospital, houses brocanteurs, antique dealers, and artists.

The Place Bastion offers great views of the region, regular live concerts, and a great number of restaurants to please all tastes. The ancient Cathedral St Gervais rises high above Lectoure as it has for hundreds of years. Friday mornings, and also Monday nights in the summer, there is a bustling market with all local products and seasonal treasures.

Lectoure hosts ongoing photographic exhibitions, of which the most noted is called "L'Eté de Photographie". Also popular are the Montgolfières or hot air balloons, which can be reserved. Lectoure also has all the necessary shops, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, butchers, bakeries and cafés.

Also within easy reach are the old river town of Condom, where one can take boat tours down the Baise, visit its amazing cathedral and explore the small streets. To the south is Fleurance, with its well-loved Tuesday morning market which circles around the cathedral, its lakeside park and grounds, and the Hameau des Etoiles, an observatory with great programs for stargazers.

The ancient towers of La Romieu seem to come out of the blue
The ancient towers of La Romieu seem to come out of the blue

Within 15 minutes is the ancient "Collegiale" of La Romieu, a true story-book village. It lies on the pilgrimage trail to Compostela, and you will see many pilgrims enroute. The "Collegiale" was an important abbey built in 1000 AD by two monks who had completed a pilgrimage to Rome and returned with their pledge to commemorate the journey by establishing an abbey. La Romieu also has an arboretum and park.

La Romieu is the home of the legend of Angeline, a little girl whose cat saved the village from a plague of rats hundreds of years ago. There are many stone cats hidden throughout the village to honor her, which are a delight to discover - one by one!

There are two good café/restaurants in La Romieu, a bakery with picnic tables, a small grocery, newspaper shop, hair dresser and a post office. Frequent concerts are held on the premises of the abbey. La Romieu also hosts art fairs, flower shows, and an ancient music festival. The town has an excellent tourist office.

Photo Album

A welcome basket is waiting for your arrival
A welcome basket is waiting for your arrival
Relax on the shady terrace outside the chapelle door. Enjoy your meals here if you like!
Relax on the shady terrace outside the chapelle door. Enjoy your meals here if you like!
The central fountain bubbles soothingly in its bed of lavender and roses
The central fountain bubbles soothingly in its bed of lavender and roses
The spacious, sunny upstairs bedroom looks out on the courtyard and garden
The spacious, sunny upstairs bedroom looks out on the courtyard and garden
Bon Appetit! The petite kitchenette
Bon Appetit! The petite kitchenette
Roomy bath and shower
Roomy bath and shower
Local produce at the markets
Local produce at the markets
Lectoure as seen from a hot air balloon
Lectoure as seen from a hot air balloon
Find your pot of gold here
Find your pot of gold here
The Three Musketeers with D'Artagnan stand before Condom's Cathedral
The Three Musketeers with D'Artagnan stand before Condom's Cathedral
A place to relax and hang your hat
A place to relax and hang your hat
Sunflower season
Sunflower season
June 2016,  in the spirit of Paris' bridge, Pont des Arts,  we have inaugurated
June 2016, in the spirit of Paris' bridge, Pont des Arts, we have inaugurated "Love Locks of Lançon" and we encourage you to add yours!
Indian Summer at Lançon lasts well into the autumn!
Indian Summer at Lançon lasts well into the autumn!
Great Open Air Concerts,  Music Festivals of all kinds!
Great Open Air Concerts, Music Festivals of all kinds!
Take time to smell the roses!
Take time to smell the roses!
Bread-baking sessions are available on request!
Bread-baking sessions are available on request!
The historic Camino de Compostela is at our corner, the way is often marked with stones like this.
The historic Camino de Compostela is at our corner, the way is often marked with stones like this.

Guest Opinions

“Sallie and Wolf are generous and charming hosts at a very special property. They have a wealth of local knowledge (and what they don’t know, they soon find out.)The grounds are enormous and thoughtfully planted with a great variety of trees. Look out for the hoopoes, the hares and deer.You won’t get bored with this area of France. The local towns, markets and restaurants are a treat. There is an endless supply of Bastide towns for history buffs and for art lovers we can recommend the Simonov Collection at the Abbaye of Flaran.6/2016”
John and Maggie C. - Sidmouth, Devon, England

“A charming renovated medieval chapel with rose-filled courtyard provides the most peaceful, picturesque world away getaway. Abundant sunflower and melon fields paint the landscape with ancient walled cities rising from the hills. Surrounded by the rich history of Le Gers, everyday troubles are left behind. The hospitable owners have lived in the area for 20+ years and know it well for vistas to see, things to do, restaurants, shopping, etc. Thanks to them for a serene, comfortable, glorious and memorable holiday in the French countryside.”
Linnea S. - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA