Things to do

The Safranière is ideally placed to discover the many treasures of Haute Garonne, Tarn et Garonne or Gers

At The Safranière

You can enjoy the immediate countryside surrounding the gîte:

  • Hiking or mountain biking (bikes can be provided),
  • Outdoor games such as swings, petanque, Mölki…
  • Swimming (from summer 2019, the communal swimming pool will open)
  • Culinary workshops

Coming from Bourgogne and Bretagne we hardly knew the region when we arrived.

Our curiosity regarding the area has enabled us to discover its riches and we can advise on places to visit.

These include

Within a radius of 9 to 45 km you can discover

Haute Garonne side

  • The Pottery Museum in Cox (website or FB page)
  • CADOURS & its ancient market place & its purple garlic (AOC)
  • The windmill of Brignemont, where you can grind your own flour in summer. (website)
  • The beautiful marketplace of Grenade
  • The pretty villages,
  • The château at Laréole and its summer animations
  • The Château of Merville and its famous Labyrinth
  • Toulouse: the Place du Capitole and its many pink streets, Airbus tours, the Aeroscopia muséum
  • Cycling or walking along the Canal du Midi

Gers side

  • La Bastide de Sarrant and its bookshop “Librairie Tartinerie”.
  • Cologne and its ancient market place,
  • Solomiac with its XIVth century market hall and its Leisure Centre.
  • The pretty towns of L’Isle Jourdain, Auch, Lectoure

Tarn & Garonne side

  • The pretty village and the Halles de Mauvezin
  • Montauban & its beautiful pedestrian streets, its Ingres Museum
  • Beaumont de Lomagne, its market & its hiking trails
  • Verdun sur Garonne, magnificent fortified village & its 160 dovecotes in the surroundings

Other activities

  • Swin Golf & Golf
  • Swin-Golf in Le Grès & Golf in L’Isle Jourdain
  • Swimming Pools & Leisure Bases
  • Animaparc amusement park
  • Visit Asinerie (Donkey Sanctuary)
  • Pottery Workshops
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike rides in the forest of Bouconne

We have many brochures available  but you can also get information from the nearest Tourist Offices:

Haute Garonne

38 Rue Victor Hugo,
31330 Grenade 
05 61 82 93 85
Site web :


Avenue du Bataillon d’Armagnac,
32600 L’Isle-Jourdain 
05 62 07 25 57
Site web :

Côté Tarn & Garonne

19 Rue Gabriel Péri,
82600 Verdun-sur-Garonne 
05 63 64 35 19
Site web :

For lovers of food & wine

We will inform you about the best local specialities to discover as well as bakeries, restaurants or other producers in the vicinity of the gîte.

  • The open-air markets all year round (days & places)
  • Summer night markets and the Garlic Festival
  • Directly at the producers: Ail Violet de Cadours (AOC), Saint Sardos and Fronton wines, Armagnac, Floc de Gascogne, Chocolaterie de Larra, Violette de Toulouse, foie gras, honey, fruit and vegetables, etc.

Excursions further afield

Several other destinations are available to you :

  • Black Mountain, Lake St Férréol (31)
  • Saint Bertrand de Comminges (31)
  • Saint Antonin Nobleval (82)
  • Albi, Cordes sur Ciel (81)
  • The city of Carcassonne (11)
  • Cahors, St Cirq la Popie, Le Gouffre de Padirac, Souillac, Rocamadour (46)
  • In the Pyrenees: Bagnères de Luchon & its thermal baths and its natural Vaporarium, Balnea Spa in Loudenveille, hikes on the Lakes Route, …