Sunday, 8 July 2012

En vacances


Hello!  Ca va?  Yes, we have been in France for 9 days, in the beautiful village of Lauzerte.  It has been bliss discovering the Tarn et Garonne, one of the least populated areas of France.  We hardly passed any other cars on the road whilst out on our wee jaunts.  A few walkers pass through the hill top village though as it sits on the Pilgrims route to Santiago de Compestela.


The countryside is rolling and fertile.  Melons, peaches, apricots, nectarines, quinces are all grown.  Walnuts and figs self seed and grow contentedly on the road sides.  Fields full of sunflowers.  The harvest is nearly in.


We swam most evenings at the local swimming lake near Moncuq, when the weather was good and for the most part it was hot but there were a couple of rainy, cool days so we visited museums and churches then!


We had a great day in Cahors, happening upon the town's arty garden festival.....






and spent another lovely day out at Chateau de Bonaguil .....







Will be back soon with some foodie photos.  Need to get to my bed .... we were up before 6 am to begin a day of travel and I am yawning my head off. Night, night!

Love 
Katie x

5 comments:

  1. What a fabulous place that looks and sounds! Like peaceful bliss! Thanks for sharing your holiday pics. I haven't a clue where abouts in France you were but I'm off to do some research! We really need a holiday and that sounds just the ticket. xx

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  2. Oh it looks wonderful, warm sunshine and the smell of hot dusty earth. I'd love some woven willow raised beds, it might keep the slugs out of my seedlings!

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  3. Thanks for the look around, just love that lovely rusty knocker!

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  4. oh beautiful! France is always a favourite destination for us. Love the knitted trees. Can you imagine how drookit that knitting would get in this country!

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  5. Ooh La La,c'est tres belle!!
    Callie x

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Katie x