With traditional holiday plans on hold, this summer is the time to try something new and rediscover the joy of travelling by train.

Did you know that TGV trains from Paris to Agen (via Bordeaux) take just three and a half hours and run several times a day? The journey really is a delight; comfortable and scenic and you can just kick-back, relax, and let someone else do all the driving for you. Why not take a picnic, read a book, listen to music and feel the tension slip off your shoulders as you settle into holiday mode.

Once you reach Agen, you can hire a car at the station and then make the short trip into Gers.  Agen to Valence sur Baïse is an easy 30 minute drive on quiet roads and takes you to the beating heart of Gascony with its markets, pretty villages, vineyards, restaurants, museums, walks and cycle routes.

For the warmest of welcomes, book now. Le Petit Cochon chambres d’hôtes offers beautiful ensuite rooms , delicious breakfasts and home cooked evening meals  on request.