We spent 2 marvellous weeks (a couple + a 10 months baby) in Chris' house. The "Gite Rita" is a beautiful traditional home, with a nice and comfortable interior (modern bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, 2 living rooms with sofas to relax, etc.) and a beautiful terraced garden with view on the river from one side, the castle on the other side. Chris is a friendly host (and a great bread & lemon cake cooker!), and so is the population of the little village of Valon. You will discover a small but dynamic and welcoming community, a romantic castle, and a shop to drink local beer while watching the village. In a few words: if you want to relax a in great home and use this spot to discover Aveyron, this is a perfect place. There are nice villages around (Estaing, Entraygues, and of course Mur-de-Barrez, 10 minutes by car), there are some great treks around (including from the village), and the Saint-Gervais lake is 20 minutes by car. Definitely a 5 stars location.