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BOWS Distillerie - Whisky (and more) Production in the Tarn et Garonne

So if your favourite spirts are coming from much further away, maybe now is the time to reduce the air-miles in your tumbler and get behind a man with a dream.

BOWS stands for Brave Occitan Wide Spirit and it...  Read More »

At last the summer is on its way. For Tasting The Lot it means exactly that…..Tasting The Lot!! Markets are starting to fill up with sumptuous fresh locally grown produce, shops are beginning to think tourist season and the fields and gardens are blossoming. Nature’s bounty is overflowing!

May and June at Tasting The Lot are dedicated to cooking with garlic and lavender. Th...  Read More »

Creating beautiful metalwork structures and objects for inside or outside the home has been the business of husband and wife team, David and Lindsay Low of Ironwood Motif, since April 2005, when they set up their Artist Blacksmith/Ferronnerie d’Art business, Ironwood Motif.

Based in the tiny village of Blars, about halfway between Cahors and Figeac and where they made their perman...  Read More »


Bernard Philippe was born and grew-up in Liege (Belgium), alongside his other studies, he studied cookery at the Ecole Hôtelière de Liège.  Then he spent a valuable year working in Jersey, obtaining all-round industry experience, once back in Belgium, he took the opportunity to expand his horizons and studied International ...  Read More »

What do a motorcycle garage, an art deco lampshade and a glass-cutting diamond all have in common? The answer to this riddle is Delphine Majou! And where can you find Delphine?

The answer to this is in the village of Dausse on the road between Tournon d’Agenais and Villeneuve sur Lot.  Eighteen months ago, Delphine opened her ART BROC CAFÉ and as the name sugg...  Read More »

Convallaria Majalis - Lily of the Valley

Synonymous with the 1st of May, small bunches of lily-of-the-valley (Muguet in French) are given as tokens of affection.  The tradition began (supposedly) in 1560 when the Knight, Louis Girard presented the King with a bunch as a good-luck token for the coming year.  The King then started to present bunches to the ladies of h...  Read More »

David Roland is the new owner at the ever popular L’Auberge de Miramont, Miramont de Quercy, 82190

David Roland originally comes from Castres (81) he studied at the Ecole Hôtelière in Mazamet and then went on to gain experience working in restaurants such as ‘L'Esprit du Vin’ and ‘La Table du Sommelier’in Albi.

Then in 2016 when visitin...  Read More »

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