Tag Archives: River Lot

Return to Cahors

I do like Cahors, an ancient city and capital of the Lot Département. Why is it, then, that we visit so infrequently? It’s more appealing than our own Préfecture, Montauban, and it doesn’t take much longer to get there. The … Continue reading

Posted in History, Places | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

French Flavours E and F: Two Aveyronnais Specialities

Time for another instalment of my French flavours series. I realise I have only got to ‘E’ and we’ll never get to the end at this rate, so this week I’ll do ‘F’ as well and you get two for … Continue reading

Posted in Food/drink/recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Calvignac, Lot: Untold Stories?

 I often find the smaller places in rural France more interesting than the big cities or the real tourist honeypots. They have their own intriguing histories, their hidden features, and to me these are more satisfying than the roads much … Continue reading

Posted in History, Places | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Every Château Tells a Story #13: Le Château de Cénevières, Lot

The Château de Cénevières towers over its village and the River Lot, which meanders far beneath. The castle commanded a formerly important strategic position and the river, which was once well-plied trade route. My local writing group went on an outing … Continue reading

Posted in Châteaux, History, Places | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: A Plus Beau Village de France

About a month ago, I revisited Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, to interview a writing friend, Tracey Warr, who was spending time there as a writer in residence. Saint-Cirq is a plus beau village de France, overlooking a meander of the River Lot.

Posted in History, Places | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

More of Cahors

The end of the world has been a bit of a damp squib. Presumably someone got the date wrong since it didn’t happen today – or not yet, anyway. Never mind. No doubt it will come one day. While we’re … Continue reading

Posted in History, Places | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments