About Les Heures Claires



Welcome to Les Heures Claires, the perfect base for a holiday among the Gaillac vineyards and historic bastides villages in the department of the Tarn in south-west France. 



Tucked away in the centre of the ancient village of Cahuzac-sur-Vère, Les Heures Claires is an old stone house with a lovely terrace set high on the village’s ancient ramparts, overlooking trees and the river Vère. “Very tranquil and quiet, this is the ideal spot for recharging your batteries,” says owner Helene Barratt.  

Your host, Helene
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The terrace

 “Les Heures Claires only has room for four guests which means they get my undivided attention. The house has been lovingly brought back to life after 15 years of neglect and now it is cool and airy and flooded with light with a soundtrack of birdsong and rustling leaves, crickets and wooing frogs.” 



The sitting room before

Friendly Cahuzac-sur-Vere is located on two of the French Grandes Randonnées – GR36 and GR46 – and on the Pilgrim’s Way to Compostella, making it a superb centre for walking.  Helene, a experienced walker herself, is happy to advise on walks of all distances and difficulty.


Cahuzac-sur Vere is also situated on the Circuit des Vins

and surrounded by more than 100 vineyards of the Gaillac Appellation, one of the most ancient in France. The Gaillac Appellation is also on the Iter Vitis, a European network of wine tourism destinations.

The sitting room after

You’ll never have a dull moment when staying at Les Heures Claires, with cycling, horse-riding, sailing on the river Tarn, white water rafting and rock-climbing in the Gorges d’Aveyron, golf, fishing and even swimming in a natural lake.  


South-West France is ancient Cathar country and the Tarn is steeped in history. The impressive city of Albi which is home to the largest brick-built cathedral in the world is a must, as is the nearby fortified village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, breathtakingly perched on a rocky outcrop and full of artist’s workshops.

Les Heures Claires (thank you Claire)