Frayssinet-le-Gelat, France

Self Catering Frayssinet-le-Gelat Holiday Homes, Cottages and Gites

Frayssinet-le-Gelat is a pretty little village found in the Lot department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-western France – it’s 26 km from Cahors, the department capital. When you stay in a Frayssinet-le-Gelat Holiday Gite you can relax and enjoy the charm of being located in the Bouraine – an area dominated by hills and the chestnut trees that grow plentifully in this charming part of the Lot. The village has one of the best bakeries in the Lot, two bars, a convenience store. There’s a restaurant rated by locals which is open during the spring and summer months and is found on the lake just outside of the village.

When you rent a Frayssinet-le-Gelat Holiday Cottage you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do. The market in Prayssac (ten minutes drive away) is worth a visit on Friday mornings. Be warned – you will be tempted! Nearby Cazals is also worth a visit on Sunday mornings for its lively market. Cazals auberge offers the best steak frites in the area!

The Theze Valley, just outside Frayssinet-le-Gelat is a stunning drive to take you to Château de Bonaguil (on the road to Fumel). Along the way you can help yourself to drinking water (look out for locals filing up their bottles!) and take in the impressive rocky promontories. The impressive looking chateau is one of the last fortified castles to be built and is well worth a visit when you stay in self-catering accommodation in Frayssinet-le-Gelat.

There is plenty to see and do when you rent a holiday home in Frayssinet-le-Gelat: visit the department capital Cahors, the stunning town of Puy L’Eveque located on the Lot river, not forgetting the charming Villfranche-du-Perigord and Monpazier – both charming villages in the neighbouring Dordogne department.

Bergerac is the nearest airport to Frayssinet-le-Gelat, and is a 1 ½ hour drive. Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2 offer year round direct services to and from the UK. Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne airport is now open and offers flights to and from the UK with Jet 2 and Cityjet. Do check for seasonal variations in the timetable. Cahors train station offers direct services to Paris Austerlitz train station. Journey time is 5 ½ hours. Driving from northern France’s ports is on average a 10 hour journey – without breaks. The A20 auto-route is extremely handy directly from Paris to Cahors.

Weather in Frayssinet-le-Gelat is stunning – long hot dry summers, spring and autumn tend to be a milder version of summer. Winters are mild with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing.