Maison d'hôtes de la Boissière
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After twenty years of running our renowned equestrian school and competitive equestrian club recognised by the Flemish League of Equestrian, in 2013 we embarked on a new adventure. Together with our daughter Mélanie we moved to an old farm in the Tarn department, located in the heart of Occitanie, a very friendly region where you can have the impression that time has stopped...
We did not however lose our passion for horses and a few of our special horses and ponies moved along with us, our intention was to organise a small number of equestrian activities for our guests and let them experience unforgettable moments...
Our house, more than 175 years old, has been built in the typical "pierres blanches" (white limestone) from the region. Originally an old farm with vineyards, sheep and goats, whose traces are still visible until today, it has been sympathetically restored and renovated - keeping the authentic charm and style. The house is surrounded by a garden of nearly 4.5 hectares features boxwood, old oaks and pastures for the horses.
La Boissière is quietly situated just outside the village of Andillac, with the typical "pigeonnier" or dovecote as there are several in this region. On walking distance through the surrounding vine yards you can visit the museum “Château Musée du Cayla”, birthplace of the writers Maurice and Eugénie de Guérin, and where several exhibitions and cultural events are organised.
This location in the "triangle d'or" (golden triangle) between Albi (Episcopal city classified under the UNESCO World Heritage), Cordes sur Ciel (preferred village of the French in 2014) and Gaillac (one of the oldest wine regions of France), offers you the opportunity to discover "le pays des vignobles et bastides". The numerous small medieval villages as Puycelsi, Castelnau de Montmiral, St. Antonin Noble Val, etc., provide unforgettable views over the beautiful hills. Nature lovers, hikers, cyclists, motorcyclists, and of course horse riders can find more than enough to enjoy along the various routes and paths!
During summer season, we have at any time of the day our pool available. All year round you can spend unforgettable moments of relaxation at the outdoor spa...