Enjoy a slice of Paradise during your holidays!

Our gîtes are a perfect base to explore the Lot, Dordogne and Quercy regions and we are happy to help you with advise on trips along vineyards, town and farmers' markets, sports activities, hikes, tours, restaurants and the breath-taking nature in this beautiful part of France.

The two Gîtes are located in a traditionally renovated barn. They have WIFI.
On the terrain of a quarter of an acre are a swimming pool (5x10 m) and the house of the proprietor.

Gîte sleeping 8

Ground floor: living room with wood burner, open kitchen/dining room, separate toilet, bathroom.
First floor: 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, toilet and shower.
Outside: garden furniture and a barbecue.

Gîte sleeping 4

Ground floor: living room with dining area and wood burner, kitchen, twin bedroom.
First floor: double bedroom, toilet and shower.
Outside: garden furniture and a barbecue.


Ussel is situated in the middle of the department the Lot, 14 miles north of the town Cahors (distance from Calais appr. 500 miles). The department Lot, one of the less populated areas in France, is named after the river Lot. In the north of the Lot you will find the river Dordogne. Between these two rivers is a chalk stone plateau “les Causses de Quercy” which is known for its prehistoric caves, castles and picturesque villages. The landscape is varied: steep valleys, woodlands and rocks, ideal for the nature lover, rambler, canoeist or if you don’t mind a few hills, the cyclist. The main town of the Lot is Cahors, known for its wine and medieval history.
Ussel is a good base for various trips in the area. A visit to Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (one of the most beautiful villages in France), Rocamadour, Sarlat, Souillac and the vine-yards are just a few examples of the possibilities.
Furthermore the area is known for its regional kitchen with for example foie gras, confît de canard, truffles, walnuts and goats cheese.


Prices are mentioned in euro per week. Preferably arrival on Saturday after 4 PM and departure on Saturday before 10 AM. Please contact us for any last-minute discounts.


Gîte 8p.

Gîte 4p.

June & September

€ 770,- € 550,-

July, August

€ 1.350,- € 860,-

April, May, October

€ 485,- € 350,-


€ 340,- € 220,-

Wood for wood burner: first wheelbarrow included, then € 4 per wheelbarrow. Bed linen and towels are available at a little extra cost.


Motorway A20 – junction 57, Cahors-Nord.
After ± 1 mile at roundabout take D820 (RN20), direction Brive/Sarlat.
Follow D820 (RN20) for about 4 miles until you see little sign LE POUZAT. Switch your indicator to left and at sign USSEL (D195) turn left.
Keep left at bottlebank and after passing a few houses you will see a small pond on your right. You will find us opposite the pond on the left.


Hans Sanders & Siranouche Balian
Cap del Liot
46240 Ussel-France
Email info@enfacedelamare.com
Phone (00 33) (0) 565 360238
Mobile phone (00 33) (0) 625 67 60 05