There are lots of fun activities in and around the 9 hectare lake : fishing, a beach with paddling pool (swimming not permitted in the lake), beach volleyball, beach tennis, children’s play park, fitness trails suitable for older visitors, crazy golf (free of charge, collect equipment from the restaurant), water-relaxation centre with Jacuzzi, hammam and massage (fee-paying, booking required).
Explore the Circuit du Campan and the Circuit des Crètes in Samatan on foot or by bike (mountain bike, electric bike). The paths take you through rolling countryside with splendid views of the Pyrenees on a clear day. For horse riding, go to the Ecuries Massiot. Canoeists can paddle along the rivers Save and Gesse. Samatan is an ideal destination for a vibrant holiday !
Round and about : Lombez and its pink brick Cathedral of Sainte Marie, Simorre and its abbatial church.
The Art and History town of Auch, capital of Gascony is 45 minutes away.
On the way to Auch : stop off at Castelnau Barbarens , a pretty hillside village.
Producers belonging to the Bienvenue à la Ferme network offer farm visits (please book beforehand) : Ferme de Marmot at Lombez for home-made bread, Ferme de Lacassagne at Montadet for farmhouse pork, charcuterie, ready-cooked dishes; Ferme des Mouliots and Gaec de Marcadet at Monblanc for duck products : foie gras, confit, etc. At Noilhan : Ferme de la Mouniche for unpasteurised sheep’s cheese and Ferme d’en Loune snail farm for ready-cooked meals.
To discover another treasure of the Gers, don’t hesitate to visit the Bastide Royale at Marciac
Top tip from Marielle at Gîtes de France Gers : ""You don’t see many markets like this – absolutely huge with more than a hundred stalls selling all sorts in the town centre (the old corn exchange, the library…). A market which has kept its character thanks to the live poultry market and the duck and foie gras market held every Monday at 10.00 on the dot. Don’t be late as everything goes within minutes !!!! There are also stalls of local producers, arts and crafts. There is something for everyone, young and old on Monday mornings in Samatan ! A tradition to maintain and protect. """