The house is part of the historic medieval colonnade at the tranquil, traffic free heart of the village, looking out onto church, tower and 'village green' and just a few yards from the café/restaurant and village shop. The village was featured in Musketeers starring Catherine Deneuve, who uses our front door! An ideal quiet retreat or a centre for more active exploration. Located at the heart of ancient Gascony with Armagnac, St Mont and Madiran vineyards, historic villages, the local area is full of places to see and things to do from wine tasting to music, with the international Jazz in Marciac festival taking place in August in the next door village. Within a few kilometres, there is a market in a different town every morning and restaurants nearby to try local specialities. The Pyrenees can be seen in the distance from Tillac, with the ski resorts of St Lary and La Mongie within 1 1/2 hours, lunch in Spain easily achievable and Atlantic coast at Biarritz in around 2 hours.
Activities: Tillac has its own tennis court and golf course. Water sports and swimming are within easy access in the numerous leisure lakes in nearby Marciac, Mirande, Plaisance, Mielan. Walking includes the St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim route passing through edge of the village and is close to the Pyrenees which also gives access to skiing - you can be on the slopes within an hour and a half.
Gastronomie - the immediate area is becoming a centre for excellent food with a number of new restaurants opening within a 10km radius over the last year, including the village restaurant, which we have personally vetted!!! Of course every meal has to include the local wines from St Mont and Madirans to the Bas Armagnacs to finish.
Events - Tillac and nearby: The Marciac jazz festival (JIM) takes place early August with international stars which have included Ray Charles, Nina SImone, Diana Krall and Dee Dee Bridgewater in previous years with Wynton Marsalis as resident. Tillac has it's own flower festival (April), antiques/brocante fair(mid May) and annual fete in July as well as a number of other events during the year including excellent classical music concerts.
Guest Comments: 'We had a lovely time in Tillac. The whole area was enchanting, and the people charming. Thank you for opening your apartment to us.' Julie GL - California.
'First day back to work - I know where we would rather be!
Many thanks for a superb holiday - we would definitely like to book again for next year' Steve P Isle of Wight
'Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay - The weather stayed fab the whole time. Sadly back at work now oh well. I have already recommended your lovely Gite to my friends and hope to return' Jane R (UK)