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Manzac d'en Bas

Castex, 09350 Castex, France
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Manzac d'en Bas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from another wonderful week at Manzac. Giles and Louise are superb hosts offering excellent accommodation with plenty of good food and wine to enjoy. The studio and setting are a painters paradise. Our tutor Jackie Devereux was inspirational. Our third and definitely not our last visit to Manzac.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again I and my lovely fellow painters enjoyed the excellent hospitality of Giles and Louise.Simply nothing is too much trouble....delicious fresh food,great wine and lots of inviting venues in which to paint.Our excellent tutor,Jackie Devereux, saw that we went home both inspired and with burgeoning sketchbooks.Always so welcoming,can't wait to stay again.Thank you

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Berkhamsted
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from a water colour painting holiday at Manzac which proved to be a fabulous experience. The house is situated in a tucked away spot with amazing views and grounds and yet close to interesting, undiscovered towns and villages. Giles and Louise have managed, through talent and vision,( not to mention sheer hard work!) to create the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manzac is, quite simply, a wonderful location for holidays spent painting, sketching, photographing, or perhaps just lounging. Giles and Louise have applied huge effort over several years to create superb accommodation (fully deserving its #1 ranking in this region of France) and provide consistently excellent hospitality. The many reviews speak for themselves and are certainly not overstated! Robert & Sylvia... More

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wotton under edge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a smashing week with 5 other like minded people painting in the area. Staying at Manzac d'en Bas was excellent. Accommodation-food-facilities was first class and would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit the region. R Berry Gloucestershire

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Tetbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great week staying with Giles and Louise. I took a small group of artists who thoroughly enjoyed their excellent hospitality, wonderful food and wine and views to die for. Everything is immaculate and the beds are soooooo comfy ! Giles took us all in the minibus to some fabulous villages, rivers, bridges and hill tops to visit and paint.... More

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Manzac d’en bas is set in the midst of Ariege’s always-green countryside with inspiring views towards the Pyrenees. The rambling house has been beautifully restored but still retains its original warmth and character. The owners, Giles and Louise, are friendly, welcoming and unobtrusively attentive. Excellent meals were provided, the wine flowed freely and all was done to ensure that the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had a wonderful time on the photography course at Manzac d'en Bas run by Jacqui Hurst Everything was just superb: the venue beautiful, the hosts Louise and Giles were warm and welcoming, and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was delicious, the accommodation very comfortable, and the places of interest to photograph were well chosen. In... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have just spent a wonderful 6 days at Manzac on a Landscape Photography course with Image Seen. The Gite proved the perfect place to stay with brilliant hosts, Giles and Louise. They have obviously worked so hard to design and build accommodation that is suited to courses and holidays and in a most beautiful location. The catering by Louise... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have just spent a week here on a photography course. Giles and Louise are the perfect hosts and their offer to their guests is excellent in all respects. Truly the perfect place to stay in the ariege!

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Address: Castex, 09350 Castex, France
Location: France > Midi-Pyrenees > Ariege > Castex
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Welcome to MANZAC D'EN BAS, traditional luxury self-catering holiday "gites" set in the truly spectacular, peaceful and relaxing countryside of the Ariège in South West France. It is half way between the City of Toulouse (1 hour's drive) and the Pyrenees Mountain Range, in the Arize valley between Foix and Carbonne. The three spacious, self-catering "gites", called "L'Écurie" (The Stable), "Le Logement" (The Dwelling), and " La Grange" (The Barn)after their original uses, combine traditional charm with comfort and modern amenities. ... more   less 
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