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The Little Train from Caussade to Caylus

On 11th July 1913 a momentous event took place that would influence the lives of many people in this area of southwest France for the next 20 years. The tramway line opened between Caussade and Caylus. Today, this might not seem much … Continue reading

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Naming La Lune

Since I’ve changed my blog’s name, I’ve also done a bit of research about La Lune, our lieu-dit. In addition to my Kindle, I received a proper printed book for my recent birthday. Knowing my addiction to history – I … Continue reading

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French country life a century ago

  I have often wondered how it must have been to live in our house a century ago. Nowadays, we take for granted running water, inside lavatories, central heating and double-glazing. The people then had none of those things.

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Black wine and secret gardens in Cahors

We recently went on an excursion to Cahors, medieval capital of the Quercy Region and now Préfecture of the Lot Département. Friends Kate and Nigel have a house near Cahors and came with us to point out some of the … Continue reading

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