When to come

A great holiday venue for all seasons

When you imagine a holiday in the South West of France you probably think of the hot, hazy days of high summer lazing by the pool and eating al fresco. It’s true that it is wonderful here in July and August but there is something to make your visit to Peyrenègre enjoyable from March to October. The climate is a cross between Atlantic maritime and Mediterranean. Early springs, long hot summers and mild winters.

If you want to taste Spring early this is the place. During March the forsythia sports its jaunty yellow flowers. The trees are budding and the garden birds are visiting. The light here is amazing and if you like walking this is the perfect time to come. Home for a sauna and then relax those muscles in the hot tub looking up at the stars – wonderful! The evenings may still be a little chilly so curl up by the log fire with a book or a film and a glass of local wine!

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~Robin Williams

By April the garden is a busy place. Tulips add splashes of red and yellow and the geraniums are emerging from their winter quarters. Planting has started in the potager and the greenhouse has lettuce a plenty to share. This is ideal walking, cycling and riding weather – bright, sunny days with ideal temperatures. Want a more relaxing time? – follow one of the many car trails visiting beautiful bastide towns or sites with panoramic views. The pool is open and heated and there are many sunny days to tempt you in for a swim.

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. ~William Shakespeare

In May average temperatures are up to 22°(and often higher) – you will definitely be using the pool and eating al fresco. Visit the local markets – there is one nearby every day of the week – and buy fresh local food direct from the producer. Longer walks or cycle rides through the orchards and around the village will work up an appetite – time to get that BBQ going!

“Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their
blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.”
– Virgil

June is one of our favourite months here at Peyrenègre. It feels like a very good English summer with temperatures averaging 25° – the garden is at its best with the lavender and oleander in bloom and the trees and grass creating a lush green backcloth for the spectacular views. The cherry trees have fruit for everyone and lots left for the birds – pick as many as you like and try them hot for dessert – delicious!!!!

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