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Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cahors May 18th 2019

We have spent the last two nights at Cahors and enjoyed visiting with Lesley and Peter. They live in the beautiful part of the Lot valley. Lunch was taken at the cafe in St Gery - delicious. We had a wander around the city including the beautiful cathedral of St Etienne and Pont Valentre.... read more
Weir on the Lot
Pont Valentre
Pont Valentré and Vines

Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cahors May 10th 2014

Bonjour - a few fast paced blogs coming up so we can catch up! Saturday morning we planned to head for Bordeaux but changed our minds and headed straight down across country, it was a spectacular drive. We stopped for a rest at a small town the name of which escapes me for now - but I will look it up and edit this entry. As with everywhere in France there was an old chateau and I was, as usual, taken with their war memorial sculpture - I always find them so creative I like how they encourage you to ponder when you are looking at the images - what do they say to you? - see pictures when I can manage to upload them from iPad, its being very stubborn. Our route passed through part ... read more
This one is for Sandy
Himself
What the heck was that!

Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cahors September 15th 2013

Cahors France 14 & 15 September 2013 After climbing down from the Pyrenees, we headed further north. The weather was getting cold. Before getting to Ax-Les-Thermes for the night, we found that a major tunnel we were going to go through was closed so we had to do an extra 20 kms on narrow, windy road which was slow going, particularly as truck had to use the same road. By the time we arrived at the campsite, we found the reception was closed at 7.00pm and it was now 7.30pm and there was a barrier across the entrance so we couldn’t get in. Fortunately we found someone who said we could park next to one of the cabins which was in the same park and we even found a power connection. All was well. The next ... read more
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Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cahors June 24th 2012

BLOG 10 Monday 18 June – Happy Birthday Paul McCartney! We last blogged having a lazy Sunday at Elne – an afternoon by the pool and an early evening game of boules – too hot for a cycle into Elne. Anyway, after chores we checked out (rude French woman at reception) and set off in a north-easterly direction, inland. This means we’ve left the Med and now won’t get beaches ‘til the Atlantic coast of Brittany. To start – another boring shopping trip in an Intermarche that sold just about everything. Then driving out through the pretty town of Elne, we drove through Bages – also very pleasant and having skirted the edges of Thuir, we saw a brown tourist type sign to Castelnou, which turned out to be one of the ‘Plus Belle Villages’ topped ... read more
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Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cahors July 2nd 2011

On Saturday morning, we set off for the market in Cahors, with Betty in her customary seat. Among the stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and flowers, we find an African shopping basket as a gift for Marion, and we taste local wines, settling on two bottles of Malbec from Quercy. Erwan told us that the Malbec grape (so favoured in Argentina) is more commonly used in France than might appear, because it's sometimes called Cot. There are many English voices among the shoppers. At lunch on the edge of the market place, Eva spots Australian friends who have recently bought a neighbouring house. One of them is a cinematographer and has created a portfolio of stills of Tim's Indian paintings. On the way out of Cahors, we stop to look at the oldest fort ... read more




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