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“Blanc Sur Sanctus”
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Blanc Sur Sanctus
Reviewed 11 November 2012

This tiny village is situated in a very remote part of the Aveyron region of France, somewhere I had never been before. My partner and two other friends rented one of the gites which have been refurbished by the wonderful Carlos and David. The gite itself was beautifully refurbished, with a very comfortable sitting room with a wood-burning stove and the kitchen was large and well-equipped. The bedrooms were both large with very comfortable beds. There is a limitless supply of firewood to burn and keep the house warm, and there are lots of books to read and useful guides to walks and other visits to do in the area.

Carlos and David are both a font of knowledge and stories about the area and about the history of Blanc and were constantly available to give advice or to lend the odd kitchen utensil if one needed something outside the ordinary.

We visited in the autumn when the weather was somewhat variable (several very wet days, but also some glorious sunny days) and the colours of the leaves turning we're stunning. I imagine that in the summer the place is very different with lots of outdoor activities and spending most of the time outdoors, but we were very cosy sitting in our gite on wet days, reading, talking and keeping warm and dry by the fire. We also had a couple of gorgeous walks and some lovely drives - and there is a wealth to see in the area. We only scratched the surface so will definitely be back to visit again to experience this heavenly place and the wonderful hospitality of Carlos and David.

Room Tip: All three gites are lovely and well-appointed so it would not matter which one you chose.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

If you are looking for a remote and calm paradise in the south of France: this is it. I even hesitated to write a review because it is a well kept secret place. The five houses of Blanc are renovated rural houses with large surroundings and with modern facilities like washing machine and dish washer. Lovely view into the valley. Not too warm in July (23C) compared to the Medditerian Coast. Swimming pool is excellent. Wireless access is available at the garden table, near the owners barn of David and Carlos. These guys have and still are making it a big job to make this place even better. Reservations one year in advance are advised because many visitors return every year. Please note that at night there can be noises from squirls in the houses, a lot of flies will like your terrace as well. Sun will be on your terrace until 7:30 pm in july. And finallly it is very remote. The nearest town is 15 min. Perfect for walking in the hills not suitable for biking as the slopes are very steep.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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3  Thank MjtVisscher
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Reviewed 12 June 2010

I wasn't ready to have my breath completely taken away as we caught our first glimpse of Blanc. It is just as beautiful as it appears in all the photos.

Blanc is the perfect place to escape from the world. You can stay on property for the day reading and taking in the views of which one never tires. Alternatively, we would take a picnic on one of the many hikes or discover neighboring villages during the day. We also went to Millau for a bit of shopping and to see the famous Millau viaduct. We followed that with a trip to the caves at Roquefort to buy as much of the famed cheese as we could carry. The famed medieval cathedral at Sylvanes is also a must-see.

The properties at Blanc consist of medieval houses which are rented as "gites" and are self-catering. We preferred to venture out for lunch in one of the many small towns or villages in the vicinity. We generally prepared our own dinners and dined al fresco, again soaking up the fabulous views. Supermarkets are a short drive away and, since this is France, you don't have to look too far to find a decent bakery or patisserie.

We stayed in the Presbytery, a four-bedroom house that was fully equipped, including Wi-fi. From the moment you arrive in the medieval hamlet of Blanc, you feel right at home, thanks to gracious hosts, David and Carlos (and Sandy the yellow labrador) who will do whatever it takes to help you enjoy your stay. David in particular is very knowledgeable about local culture and history and will help steer you in the right direction for your sightseeing adventures.

If you want to combine complete and utter relaxation with culture, Blanc is the place to be. If you're looking for nightlife, rural France is not the place.

Blanc suited our needs perfectly. It quickly became my favourite place on earth and I'll be back there next month, and hopefully many more times after.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 March 2016
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Stayed: March 2016
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Additional Information about Blanc Sur Sanctus

Address: Blanc, 12360 Peux-et-Couffouleux, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Aveyron > Peux-et-Couffouleux
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Peux-et-Couffouleux
Price Range: £32 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The medieval village of Blanc is built around the remains of a 10th century château, and includes five houses available for rental, comfortably furnished and equipped with modern conveniences. Hidden deep in a wooded valley, 6km from the nearest town, it's an ideal spot for walkers, nature lovers or anyone looking to get away from it all. ... more   less 

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