Le Gite de Chateau Donat

Our "Livre d'Or" and your testimonial

Here are some of the testimonials of our guests.

June 2012,

Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday. The gite is very comfortable and its situation is ideal.We have particularly enjoyed evenings on the terrace watching the birds and of course the rabbits! The pool was also wonderful especially when it went over 30°!

Sue ans Stephen ,Brigstock, UK

July 2012,

A lovely, peaceful relaxing two weeks spent here at the Gite at Chateau Donat. All the comforts of home plus the sun and warmth. Many enjoyable  trips out to the surrounding countryside, returning to the peace and quiet here to read and enjoy its locality.Many thanks to Marianne for help and advice  and her inobstrusive helpfulness.

Morag and Chris , Aberlour, Scotland

July 2012,

Nous tenons à remercier Marianne pour son acceuil. Quel plaisir de revenir à la tranquilité de notre gîte aprés une journée de découverte de la région à 35°.
Nous garderons un merveilleux souvenir de notre séjour. Nous y avons trouvé que du bonheur.

Johanne et Gilles, Montreal, Canada

August 2012,

Thank you for your hospitality in your wonderful landhouse.We enjoyed the two relaxing weeks with swimming, visiting villages and watching the beautiful stars at night.

Your good advises about restaurants, shopping and highlights of the region were very helpful.The house is very confortable , we wish you all the bast

Au revoir

Niels, Anouk, Evi and Maryke, Holland

Aout 2012

Situation ideale. Une vue imprenable sur les vignes, temps magnifique! Nous avons passé d'excellents moments dans ce gite de Chateau Donat au confort et à la dèco tres satisfaisants.

Merci Marianne pour votre acceuil chaleureux.Au plaisir de bientôt vous revoir.

Xavier et Babeth, Lille, France

August 2012,

We have had a fantastic week here. The weather was astounding and the facilities have been second to none.Thank you Marianne for the best of weeks.

With our huge thanks for a lovely stay

John, Maura, London, England

September 2012

A lovely Place, with a very well equipped holiday house. The pool is excellent and the views incomparable!

We had a wonderful time here and really appreciate the thought that has gone into arranging both the interior and the outside.This week (8th to 15 september) it has been hot enought to swim almost every day, which will make the winter at home seem shorter!

We'd love to come back some time, so we too say "au revoir" rather than goodbye


Jill and Paul

Lewes, Sussex, England

September 2012

We have had a really enjoyable week in this lovely gite.It is well equipped and very confortable with everything you need.You cannot beat sitting out on the balcony with such outstanding views and just strolling round the vineyards. The pool is probably one of the best we have had on our various visits to france or Spain.

We've had a busy but relaxing week. Thank you so very much Marianne for everything

Judith and Tony

Rushden , UK

September 2012

Un petit paradis!! we have enjoyed a very relaxing week here at Chateau Donat with the wonderful pool and other excellent facilities .

A special thank you to Marianne for your kindness in finding those special touches that we rarely find when staying away from home.

Not so much good -bye but we hope "a bientot"

Nigel , Suzan,Suffolk

Mi Avril 2013

Merci encore, Madame Larroux, pour votre acceuil dans ce beau pays de Gaillac. Votre gite est une merveille. Les jeunes parlent encore de votre magnifique jardin fleuri et de la spacieuse piscine.

J'affectionne particulierement une photo que j'ai prise depuis la terrasse avec vue sur les vignes.

Si la meteo a permis un sejour ensoleille, votre accueil a ete tout aussi chaleureux avec de tres gentilles attentions et un confort notable.

Nous ne manquerons pas de venir vous revoir car nous n'avons pas eu le temps de finir notre programme.

A bientot donc!

Jean et Anne  , Evreux, Normandie

1 June 2013

We have had a really lovely week in this excellent gite. The facilities are second to none.We even managed to sit outside and enjoy the pool area, despite the unseasonable weather!

The area is lovely.We recomend a visit to Cordes sur Ciel, some lovely artisan shops! Excellent meals at L'Ancienne Auberge at Puycelcy and Lou Cantoun at Cesteyrols.

Marianne, you made us feel so welcome. Thank you, it was much appreciated!!

Karen and Mark, Nottingham, England

August 2013

We have had a wonderful stay. We have enjoyed the breathtaking views from the balcony and the lovely strolls through the vineyards.

Thank you Marianne for your warm welcome and helpful advice. With your help we found some beautiful and interesting towns. The markets were varied and lively, the gite was a good place to relax and watch the world go by.

The gite is in a fantastic position and is well furnished. Marianne has thought of everything to make a stay confortable and enjoyable.

James, Sandra, Imogen and Madeleine , Sommerset, England 

July 2013

Two weeks of really hot weather in this comfortable and extremely well equipped gite. Marianne's welcome and generosity made us feel really at home. We loved the rabbits and birds we watched from the balcony in the morning...
We are going home with happy memories,a couple of bottles of wine and lots of photos.

Thank you Marianne, you have been an exemplary host

Clare and Mike, Somerset , England 

August 2013

We have had a wonderful week. The house is so lovely and stylish and the surroundings so peaceful and it is very easy to while away the time in complete idleness.

On the other hand there is a lot to do around here. We visited several markets and went to Cordes and to Albi and an excellent concert at Les Cabannes. We would love to come again

Vanessa and Caroline , Brightwell cum Sotwell, Oxfordshire

September 2013

Recipe for a memorable holiday:

Take two to four people

Add two friendly dogs and three pretty cats who love to walk with their owner amongst the vines each evening.

Sprinkle with the kind hospitality of Marianne.

Add some local wine

Mix ingredients gently and place on the terrace overlooking rolling vineyards

Bake for short periods in the Tarn sunshine

If the mixture overheats, dip in the pool

After one week or two , the result will be the perfect holiday.

Jane  and Boyne , Scotland

July-August 2014

Where does one start when describing such an excellent holiday? The place does really offer all we wanted for a relaxing break. In the immediate vicinity the splendid views over Giallac and the Tarn valley provided a beautiful backdrop to meals on the balcony, and nothing can beat drinking local wine overlooking a vineyard.

Marianne has made us feel so much at home in her superbly appointed gite and has been on hand to offer help, advice and information whenever we have needed it. This place is truly a microcosm of perfection.

Sally and Keith, Cumberland, England

August 2014

A truly delightful stay in a beautiful region of France. Chateau Donat was perfectly positioned for exploring this are either on foot or by car. The apartment met our every needs and we lacked for nothing. Perfect weather for most of the time made sitting on the terrace the ultimate pleasure combined with local wine. Marianne gave us a warm and special welcome, readily answered any of our questions. Her local knowledge and suggestions of what to do were invaluable.

Val and Alistair, Melbourne, Australia

October 18-26, 2014

We had such an amazing honeymoon thanks to our wonderful host Marianne and the beautiful Chateau Donat!The sunshine, wine and scenery were incredible!

We are sad to leave and so gracious for such a perfect stay!

Sarah and Eric, Pensylvania, USA

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16 May 2015

We have had a wonderful time here.The Chateau is in a truly exceptional location and we feel refreshed from having been here. Also Marianne have been a good consultant as regards local property, traditions and customs! Hope to meet again in the futur.

Lynn,John,Penny and Gareth


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23 May-6 June 2015

Had a marvelous 2 weeks in this lovely apartment. Marianne is a wonderful host ever helpful but never intrusive.Thanks to her recommandations we have experience some aspects of life here that we probably wouldn't have explored left to our own advices.

Weather has been amazing ,the pool is a most refreshing sanctuary when the heat gets too much!

Mike and Jenny , Northumberland

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We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your wonderful home. We have appreciated all your help and advice, plus we have so enjoyed exploring from such a relaxing base.Nothing was too much trouble for you and so many lovely details in the gite helped us to have a memorable stay.

Nova and John

Newcastle upon Tyre 

june 2016

August 2016

we are sad to be leaving le Chateau Donat where we have spent such a pleasant week. The gite is very comfortable, particularly the beds! And we have loved sitting on the terrace looking out on that beautiful view. Marianne you have been the perfect hostess, with lots of helpful tips about the region. We will be back

Sarah and Graham

West Sussex

May 2017

Having been to many parts of France we think that this is the best. Incredible countryside, magnificent views, superb hospitality from Marianne and perfect weather. What could be better? Most of all peace and tranquility. Albi is beautiful. The cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum are well worth a visit, and lunch at Salettes was memorable. Many thanks Marianne! John and Sue


14 July

We love this area of France and will always come back! The weather this week was unfortunately cloudy but we did some wonderful cycling and of course petite dégustation! Thank you Marianne for being an excellent host and for taking us to the wonderful concert at Chateau Mayragues.

Chris and Suzi


Août 2017

Nous venons de passer trois semaines dans votre belle région . Nous avons apprécié la vue sur les vignes des le réveil, les dégustations, les concerts de Jazz et de musique classique dans des lieux magnifiques. Nous avons adoré les marchés, bref la douceur de vivre de votre région. Tous ces plaisirs n'auraient rien été sans la qualité de votre accueil, vos conseils avisés et votre gentillesse. Enfin le confort de votre gîte avec sa belle piscine a contribué à la réussite de ce séjour.

Philippe, Sarah,Emma et Carole.


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25 August 2017

Two wonderful weeks in this apartment with fabulous views of the countryside with wild rabbits and birds. Pool set in beautiful grounds, very relaxing and not a sound to be heard. Apartment very well equipped with everything you need for a BBQ, and a wonderful terrace.Beds very comfortable with good quality linen. Lots of beautiful villages to visit and wine to enjoy. Marianne you could not have been more helpful lovely host.

Jane and David


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28/8 to 8/9/17

We love your gîte, in fact after 6 years of coming to the Tarn area this is by far the best . The views are beautiful and the surrounding villages worth our second or third visit. We spent a lot of our time in Gaillac itself and really enjoyed the people watching as well as the touristy things. We hope to return next year if you will have us!

Angela and Len

Cumbria, England

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Mai 2018

Excellente  semaine dans le Tarn chez Marianne.tout est au rendez vous: le lieu est magnifique avec une vue panoramique de la terrasse où il est très agréable de pouvoir lire à l'ombre le matin

La piscine est formidable. Le logement est très agréablement meublé avec goût et avec tout le confort souhaitable.

Nous  reviendrons avec plaisir

Francoiseet Philippe ( Bretagne)

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Août 2018

Cette semaine s'est passée dans un cadre idéal = calme, paysages splendides, gîte impeccable ( tres propre et fonctionnel)et cerise sur le gâteau : une superbe piscine et le soleil au rendez vous!

merci Marianne pour cet accueil chaleureux , vos bons conseils pour découvrir la région et vous petites attentions qui nous ont beaucoup touchées 

Emma, Sidney et Steeve ( Paris)

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Septembre 2018

Deux semaines d'enchantement simple dans un cadre magnifiquement apaisant.

Gite impeccable et fonctionnel mais surtout l'accueil affable et amical de Marianne rend encore plus agréable chaque moment passe dans ce magnifique département du Tarn.

Anis et Suzy ( Normandie et Somerset)

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Juillet 2019

Belle region, belle propriété, bel et chaleureux accueil, bons et beaux conseils. Le gîte est impeccable, bien aménagé tout est fait pour le confort et l'agrément, tout comme la piscine. Marianne est une parfaite hôtesse 

nous le remercions pour le soin avec lequel elle nous a permis de passer une excellente semaine.

Michel, Catherine, Paul et Jules

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July August 2019

Marianne what can we say? The last five weeks have been amazing. Our second year in Chateau Donat certainly did not disappoint. You have gone to incredible lengths to provide us with a home away from home. Your attention to details plus the exceptional standards of everything we experienced helped create very fond memories which will carry us the whole year through.

We can't wait to return again next year

Johnnie, Denise, Bebhinn, Oisin ( Ireland)

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aout 2019

Merveilleux séjour dans cette belle région du Tarn. Le logement et ses extérieurs sont magnifiques, reposants et magiques...le calme...déconnection assuré!

Merci Marianne pour votre gentillesse et bel accueil.

cette maison appelle à revenir 

Sylvie, Pierre et Maris ( Alsace)

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Our second visit! 
It is a long way drive but as soon as we saw Chateau Donat and the wonderful views from the balcony it was all worth while !

Marianne , of course, was marvelous

John and Sue 


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