Tag Archives: Promilhanes

Every Château Tells a Story #14: Le Château des Bordes, Lot

  When I started this series about the châteaux in our area, I had no idea that so many of them exist. There are the obvious ones – Najac, Saint-Projet, Belcastel – but also less obvious ones. Some are just … Continue reading

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5 Hidden Gems in Southwest France

This region contains so much to see and do that it’s easy to visit only the obvious places, those that get the most publicity: the plus beaux villages, the Viaduc de Millau, the better-known markets, the famous festivals. Dig a … Continue reading

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Walnut oil mills and windmills

    Last weekend marked a regular celebration of French patrimoine (cultural heritage). I’ve already described the hive house we visited at Promilhanes, which was fascinating. Thanks to everyone for all the comments I’ve received on that post. In our … Continue reading

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A House with a Difference

The building above is just an ordinary ruined house, right? Wrong. It’s a very rare example of a maison rucher, a hive house, in which beehives were built into the walls. People inhabited the rest of the small house, which … Continue reading

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