Sunday, April 29, 2012

Competition : the favorite village in France

The national television channel France 2 has started a campaign to choose the favorite village of France - everybody can participate.
The results are published in June.

Here you can discover the beauty and diversity of France.

In the list there is one village situated in the Lot that all of you know and have visited : Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

As a reminder just visit their site and watch the beautiful video.

So, don't forget to vote here - it is a vote of a different kind and one never knows where it is good at.

Have a nice first May week end.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Touristic Highlights of the Lot

Waiting for the real spring to begin I would like to present you a video of some of the touristic highlights of the department of the Lot with some new interesting points of view - very worth watching !!

In chronological order:

* Cahors,
* Vire-sur-Lot (château du Cèdre),
* St-Cirq-Lapopie,
* Figeac (museum of Champollion),
* le Gouffre de Padirac,
* Rocamadour,

  and last but not least

* a picnic with all the nice products of the terroir.

Have a nice day. Hope to see you again in the Lot.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hello again !

Some nice activity here at Mas de l'Houvande during the last week.

For the first time in seven (!) years the field in front of the house and the terrace has been ploughed.
Up to now we and the guests could only "admire" the weed and the disorder, now grass for hay is sown and will probably come out soon, thanks to the nice rain of the last days.

Our cats have grown up by now, especially little Marcello who is now one year old - he has become a real acrobat climbing trees like a champion.

A "world premiere" in the valley of the Lot: Château Fages develops its 2011 cuvée as in ancient Roman times, namely in amphoras.
And then to say that Toni, Rita and I contributed unconsciously to that by helping out with the vendange.

I can hardly wait to taste it.

Have a nice sunday.