The gite Chez Ming is a comfortable self catering gite holiday home in the charming village of Catus near Cahors in the Lot, South West France. The gite is close to major tourism sites of the south and SW - in the Dordogne, Lot & Garonne, Aveyron, Tarn & Garonne, Correze - and only 2-3 hours drive to the Pyrenees and the mountains of the Cantal. You are invited to browse through our pages to discover what we at Chez Ming Gite and this lovely area around Cahors in South-West France have to offer to make yours a memorable and enjoyable holiday.
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GUEST BOOK: Guest comments

A selection of comments from our Guestbook to give you an idea of the delights to discover
in this lovely area of France and of your stay at Chez Ming.

Une bien jolie demeure, un accueil bien sympathetique, un soleil généreux, une région hospitalière...
(Sylvie, Thierry et famille - Haute-Alpes, France)

Séjour très agréable ou chaque jour était riche en découvertes variés.
(Natalie et ses enfants - Grenoble, France)

What a wonderful week we have had in the Lot. We have enjoyed visiting the small villages in the area, sampling the excellent cuisine, and drinking the fabulous black wine of Cahors.
(Marilyn & Linda - Kentucky, USA)

Gîte très bien équipé et fonctionnel. Charme de l' environment, du village de Catus avec tous ses services.
(Famille Verdun - Calvados, France)

Chez Ming is a most wonderful place and Eddie and Michele most wonderful hosts. They did so much to make our visit to the Lot very enjoyable for which we cannot thank them too much.
(Nancy & Jerry - Cape Cod, USA)

Merci beaucoup pour tout. Notre séjour a été très agréable. Nous sommes sûrs que on reviendra.
(Famille Ubiria - San Sebastian, Spain)

From the Kiwi point of view SW France was fascinating - beige and orange clustered villages, incredibly neat gardens, solid stone churches, some very beautiful stained glass windows and family tombs with metal crosses, beautiful climbing roses in Catus and markets with an incredible array of cheeses.
(Marion, John & Nicola - Taupo, New Zealand)

You have made our dreams of magic moments in a gite in France come true.
(Moss & Ruth - Kadina, South Australia)

... we are so appreciative of your generous hospitality helping us to fully enjoy the delights of the French countryside. We have just loved staying in your beautiful gite - it offered us all the comforts and conveniences of home but with the added bonus of a picturesque village beside a charming stream.
(Philip, Leanne & family - Perth, Australia)

What can we say? We have had a superb week here in Catus. The gite is so well equipped with all the comforts of home. There is so much to see and do ....
(Liz & Rob - Salisbury, UK)

Thanks for a lovely stay, and all your kind advice. We had a great time ....
(Barbara & Mark - Leiden, Netherlands)

We can thoroughly recommend the area for road cycling... Great places to eat everywhere. ..we will happily recommend Chez Ming to other Australians. A magic spot and delightful village.
(Robin & Russell, Chris & Pam - Perth, Australia)

We were determined to return again this year after our lovely holiday in 2005. We are glad we did. Further thanks and appreciation for your advice and help to us in our search for our own little house here in Catus.
(Brendan, Bridget & Conor, Co Westmeath, Ireland)

Wonderful scenery wonderful wine and a lovely place to stay. What more could one want? We've had a lovely time.
(Maureen & Mike - Cumbria, UK)

Des sites magnifiques, des payages dont on ne se lasse pas et un gîte confortable dont nous garderons un très bon souvenir.
(Catherine & Maximilien - Comines, Belgium)

From this place you can reach a lot of nice and ineresting towns and villages and Catus itself is charming too...We look back on a nice vacation with much pleasure.
(Cor & Gerry - Netherlands)

Sad to leave...What a fantastic week...Thanks also for your local knowledge, your trips and above all your hospitality and good humour. Our only disapppointment was that you didn't suggest we cancel our week in our previous village and come directly here!
(Rob & Janet - San Francisco, USA)

The lake and walks in the surrounding hills add icing to the cake. All the best tourist sites are all within striking distance.
(Henry & Joan, Mike & Sue - Cambridgeshire, UK)

...it was a great idea to come to south of France and bring our road bikes....In all a great week in a great location and great hosts...Merci beaucoup.
(Rob & Dave - Hampshire, UK)

Had a terrific stay at Chez Ming. What a beautiful home with such a warm and comfy gite!!...We had a wonderful time touring the small towns & villages in the area...Two weeks in the area isn't nearly enough - so we're already planning our return in the not too distant future.
(Marilyn - Vancouver, Canada & Sho Sho - Utah, USA)

Des vacances toujours trop courtes chez Michele et Eddie!... Le Lot en automne est vraiment magnifique!
(Catherine & Maximilien - Comines, Belgium)

With the weather outside dropping below zero, we were warm and comfortable in this well-appointed gite. Together with the blue skies and the hospitality of Eddie & Michele we can recommend the Lot in November.
(John & Vivien - Shropshire, UK)

We have been exploring a lovely part of France and having great fun walking plus a bit of winter sightseeing. Best of all was coming back to Chez Ming - a cosy, warm and peaceful haven - created by you.
(Peter & Diane - Wiltshire, UK)

We will take away many happy memories of our stay here in this truly charming and delightful part of France.
(Margaret & Bruce - Taupo, New Zealand)

Our only regret is that we are leaving so soon! There is still so much to see.
(Patricia & Malcolm - Auckland, New Zealand)

Our third visit is testament to how much we like it here. Charmant et parfait.
(John, Julie & Tim - Wakefield, UK)

Le Lot est une très belle region et avons eu la charme de puvoir visiter les plus beaux sites, sous le soleil.
(Danièle, Paris, France)

When we were trying to decide where to go for this year's summer holiday, only Chez Ming offered everything we wanted so we came back for the second year running...This year we've found Belaye particularly attractive, with its seasonal buvette from which to enjoy the view in comfort. Great art exhibitions too - but anywhere around here is beautiful.
(Anna & Paul - Bromley, UK)

So, anyone that wants to come and relax, enjoy, and unwind Chez Ming is the place!
(Fiona, Ellie & Rob - Shropshire, UK)

We have woken up in many parts of France during more than 60 years....but nowhere has given us more pleasure than visiting Chez Ming....the comfortable gite and the delightful garden alongside Le Vert....we have happily absorbed the atmosphere of a real French village...
(Meg & David, Dorset, UK)

We have been so glad to be back here again and the return visit has been everything we'd hoped for - but too short. It has been very restful sitting under the wisteria enjpying the scent and hearing the birds and the sound of the stream. The countryside is so beautiful at this time of year....
(John & Nicola, Taupo, NZ)

After 12 years of visiting France we have finally fiound a little paradise. The gite and garden are wonderful....the village is a little 'gem'.
(Jenny, Carol & Brian - Rugby, UK)

Merci beaucoup poour ces deux agreable semaines passes dans votre gite....Nous avons prfoter de cette superbe region.....
(Myriam & Arnand - Alsace, France)

Thanks so much for your hospitality and the excellent suggestions from restaurants to dine in and routes to take...You have made our stay a special one and one that will not soon be forgotten.
(Carole & Lise - Ottawa, Canada)

Wonderful! Hard to describe the splendid time we had. Catus proved to be the perfect location for our roamings.
(Florence & Cliff - North Carolina, USA)

This has been a wonderful centre to tour the region...The back roads are always the best - so much of the unexpected!.
(Rosemary & David - Adelaide, South Australia)


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