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A summertime afternoon tea

Now the warmer weather has arrived, take the chance to enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea with our delicious Peach and Earl Grey cake, using local juicy peaches. If time is a bit short, you could replace the home made peach and earl grey jam for a shop bought one, but you wont get that lovely fresh taste and the satisfaction of knowing you’re using seasonal ...  Read More »

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are a useful addition to our French gardens, being both versatile and easy to maintain.

The vast range of sizes -  from the small 25cm/10in to the gigantic 5m/17ft - means they can both fill in a small space in a border or command a significant place in a typical large French country garden. They can be planted in single or small number...  Read More »

My name is Sarah Morris and I have lived in this area for nearly four years. I had always had a yearning to live in France and so on one, cold, wet, day, on the Isle of Wight, where I worked as a letting agent, I clicked the 'send' button on my laptop and off whizzed my application for a job as a housekeeper in France that I had seen advertised in The Lady Magazine.

At the same time I b...  Read More »

Julia Hall, President of Cancer Support France, Dordogne Est & Lot,

speaks to The Quercy Local about her Association’s work in this region


What is CSF?

CSF is an association, a charity as we would know in UK, operated by volunteers with the objective to provide support to English...  Read More »

Since leaving the ark animals and birds have been depicted by man.  It started with early cave paintings and it was animals that formed the basis of many childhood stories leaving us with endless happy memories; we engage with these creatures adoring their form and individual charms.

Ceramicist, Christian Pradier, born in Paris in 1949 and settling in the Tarn et Garonne (between M...  Read More »

One enchanted evening… Les Nuits de Lauzerte

Lauzerte richly deserves its place amongst the « Plus Beaux Villages de France », perched on a hilltop dominating the fertile valleys of the Quercy Blanc, and boasting many fine medieval façades and a classic bastide square. Every year since 2000, the Nuits de Lauzerte fe...  Read More »

Muriel Lismonde, tells us about her family’s vision, passion and expanding horizons which meant starting a business in the Lot and exporting this in turn to the stylish British town of Hale, Cheshire.

“Ten years ago, my father, Eugene Lismonde, fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a wine producer.  He cajoled his entire family to join him i...  Read More »

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