We welcome you at home in this typical rural  cottage "gite" rated « Art de Vivre » by the Midi-Pyrenees region.  This is an old farm with 4-acre private garden in the middle of the sky "triangle noir" in the Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy (Lot)


An ideal vacation rental location to visit the Lot and the Quercy, or simply enjoy the quietness and watch the stars. Refurbished with local materials and know-how for luxury modern comfort


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A vacation rental in the Quercy - Lot - France
The Quercy is 5 hours from Paris, near Aveyron, Dordogne and Perigord. This charming cottage is located in the Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy in the Lot France near  Rocamadour. More info on 


What to do on holiday in Quercy?

Plenty of caves, castles, villages to visit near your quiet accomodation unless you prefer a canoe trip on the Cele river. Saint-Cirq Lapopie, Figeac, Cahors, Padirac  More on


Travel light to your vacation accommodation!!!...

Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen linen, household cleaning products are provided free of charge in the gite

... and find comfort
2-meter beds, washing machine, high chair for baby. Fully fitted kitchen, freezer. TV, DVD, mini HIFI, Internet access.



Call (English, French, some German) 
00 32 497 413 809

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VIDEO: The garden in April


“AU LAC DE BLARS”: a self-catering cottage for vacation rental -“gite”- with charm (“Art de Vivre” rating by the Midi-Pyrenees region).  Located right in the middle of the Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy (Lot - Midi-Pyrenees - France) this vacation accomodation is about 2 km away from the village of Sénaillac-Lauzès


The day I saw this rural cottage I immediately falled in love with it.  It was really in poor shape: leaking roof, falling walls, broken doors and windows, no running water.  Let's not forget the car and tractor wrecks.  And everything was lost in the middle of bushes.  But there was a "je ne sais quoi", a feeling of peacefulness, of natural quietness.  I am living abroad, and this could be my harbour in the region of France I come from.  We did a lot of renovation work.   And when I am not coming back there I open it to guests.  Let's be honest: it helps me pay part of the bills too  :-).
Today I am glad that so many of our visitors feel at home when they stay in the "gite" (self-catering cottage for vacaton rental in French).  Because this is what we focus our effort on.  My parents will use their best English to welcome you and count on your forgiveness.


You will find several guides for walks or bike rides in the self-catering cottage.  Plenty of opportunities to discover the rest of the Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy.


We wanted a comfortable and well-fitted holiday self-accomodation cottage with all modern amenities, yet respectful of the environment, the local architecture and using traditional building materials from the Quercy and the Lot:

- 50 m2 per floor, 2 floors.

- 1st floor: 2 bedrooms (2 single beds 2m X 0.9m in one, 1 double bed 2m x 1.6m and bed for baby in the other) and 1 single bed on the staircase landing. Wooden floor in chestnut tree, oak beams.

- ground floor: the original stone pavement has been kept in the living room.  Tiles in the kitchen/dining room area. Ceiling in wood and oak beams.

- for your comfort: WC separate from the bathroom. Washing machine, iron and board.  Baby chair.  Fully equipped kitchen: micro-wave, oven, cooker, expresso, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.  In the living room: TV set, video-DVD player, mini HIFI with ipad/iphone docking station.  Bed linen, bathroom towels and kitchen linen, cleaning products, tourist tax, 100 kWh electricity and water included in the price.

- for your safety:  smoke detector, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, child safety barrier for the staircase

- to minimize the environmental footprint: low consumption bulbs.  Wood stove burning local wood. An electrical heating system provides extra warmth if needed.  The original fireplace can be used too.  Composter


The self-catering vacation rental “Au Lac de Blars” and its surroundings in the Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy - Lot - France

The rural cottage “Au Lac de Blars” is in the middle of the Quercy and the Lot department, next to Dordogne and Perigord, in the south-west of France.  Located in the center of the Regional Park, between Cahors and Figeac, the two main cities of the department. It is in easy reach from Paris (5 hrs) either by the A20 motorways or by train.  You can also fly to Toulouse (150 km) or Brive (70 km).  


This charming and quiet cottage is facing south and sitted on its own private piece of land of about 4 acres.  The garden blends naturally with the surroundings and the regional park Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy

Dears sometimes come for a drink at the pond, or for a rest under the lilacs.  The rest of the garden is typical of the local vegetation: the “dry prairie” of very short and dry grass, the oaks, maple trees and other local species of trees.  At the limit of the property, cross the road hidden behind the row of trees and take the path to the larger pond called “Lac de Blars” which gave its name to the cottage.


You will find several guides for walks or bike rides in the self-catering cottage.  Plenty of opportunities to discover the rest of the Parc Regional des Causses du Quercy.


The property displays all the features of a typical 18th century family farm of that old region of France called Quercy:

- the cottage built in 2 stages as of the 18th century

- the barn, built around 1900, and its beams structure typical of local buildings

- the spring (very rare in the dry Parc Regional des Causse du Quercy!!) replacing the traditional cistern 

- the small pond for the cattle, carved in the rock in the garden in front of the vacation rental

- the stable (converted into a storage area for bikes and wood for the stove - bikes not provided but for rent 10 miles away)

- the ruin of the oven used to bake bread for all the family

- the garden for growing the family vegetables, now converted to a plain garden

- the stone walls (without any cement) dividing the property into various enclosures



2015 weekly rates for the « Lac de Blars », quiet charming self-catering cottage in Quercy, Lot, France 

Rental period: Saturday 16h00 to Saturday 10h00

Welcoming you to the Lac de Blars:  
Preparing vacations takes time so we take care of you before your vacations start.  Upon confirmation of your booking I will send you a welcome pack with practical information about the house and the local facilities (doctor, bank and ATM, local supermarket and gas station).  6 weeks before your arrival i will send you suggestions of visits as well as tourist information.  About 2 weeks before your stay I will call you to answer your last minute questions.  Of course i remain available at any time on the phone (00 32 497 413 809) or by email should you have any question.  Upon arrival we will be pleased to offer you a bottle of one of my preferred Cahors wine, for you to enjoy with local specialities.   


2015: a contribution to the cleaning at the end of the stay is now added.  Guest do not have to clean the house on departure anymore

Spring, Fall and School Vacations:  345 - 11 April to 4 July, 29 August to 26 September, 17 October to 31 October, 19 December 2015 to 3rd January 2016

High season:  535 €/week - 4 July to 11 July  and  22 August to 29 August

Very high season:  595 €/week - 11 July to 22 August 

Other periods:  295 €/week
Booking on line is not yet open for 2015.  Send me an email at or call 0032 497 413 809 for an answer by return.  If you confirm interest we will take a booking option until all paperwork is done.  
Included in the rent:  electricity up to 100 kWh, bed linen, kitchen towels, bath towels, cleaning and washing products, tourist tax, Pass-decouverte Lot (a booklet of vouchers offering discounts for 29 site visits and activities). 

Additional rental Charges:  electricity 0.10 €/kWh (first 100 kWh free), wood for fireplace & stove 15 €/quarter of m3 (usual consumption in heating season is 1/4 to 3/4 m3 and a few euros of electricity).  Guarantee deposit: 300 € (refunded at end of stay after exit check).  End of stay cleaning:  35 €/stay.   
How much will cost your stay:  on top of the rental and cleaning cost, probably 0 in the summer, and from 20 € to 50 € from mid-September to mid-May included

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